Become a certified athletic trainer and collaborate alongside medical professionals to keep patients healthy.
Through our Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training curriculum, you'll combine rigorous academic study with supervised clinical practice in a variety of areas to gain the skills you need for a lifelong career as a healthcare professional.
Established in 1989 as a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) approved curriculum, the program has since passed an extensive evaluation earning initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in 1998 and 2005. In 2010 and 2020, the program was granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington, DC 20006 USA.
Upon successful completion of the MS in Athletic Training Program, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC), Inc. certification examination. Upon successful completion and compliance with the appropriate state regulatory agency, candidates are afforded a variety of employment opportunities to legally practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer in a variety of healthcare settings. Students in this program enjoy small class sizes that allow for optimal engagement and feedback from educators and opportunities to practice hands-on skills.
Coursework & Schedule
View the Academic Catalog to further explore the curriculum.
Program Quick Facts
|UPCOMING START DATE
|August 26, 2024
|ESTIMATED PROGRAM LENGTH
16 weeks during Fall/Spring terms
8 weeks during Summer term
|On-site and Blended
|COST PER CREDIT
|CLINICAL OBSERVATION EXPERIENCE FORM
|Download the Clinical Observation Experience Form
Integrated, Concurrent 3+2 Professional MSAT Program Option
Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science and Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training degrees in just five years through this unique program. Students will enroll in our undergraduate Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training curriculum and begin completing the pre-requisite courses necessary to apply to the Professional MSAT program, which they'll complete during their junior year, and be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam upon the Professional MSAT program completion. This route is intended for High School students entering into their freshman year of undergraduate schooling and/or students who do not yet possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program Option
Receive direct entry into the two-year Professional MSAT program and be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam upon the Professional MSAT program completion. This route is intended for undergraduates in their senior year and/or students who already possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
Mission, Purpose, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The Waynesburg University MSAT Program seeks to prepare Athletic Training Students (ATSs) for successful careers by instilling a Christian identity with an in-depth study in Athletic Training. The program provides opportunities for students to achieve balance between academic scholarship and the acquisition of skills necessary for careers in athletic training and health care. The curriculum design provides opportunities for the development, synthesis and demonstration of cognitive competency and professional behavior. The curriculum is guided by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 2020 Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs along with the Christian principles on which the University was founded. The BOC Standards of Professional Practice and applicable institutional/organizational, local, state and federal laws, regulations, rules and guidelines guide our efforts to provide the means, inspiration and values that will enable our students to pursue successful, productive and compassionate lives of service.
Program and Student Learning Outcomes
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