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Master of Science in Athletic Training

Study theory and practice skills necessary to grow your career as a vital member of a patient's medical team.

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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.

 
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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.

Purpose, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Accreditation Information and Outcomes 

 

Coursework & Schedule

View the Academic Catalog to further explore the curriculum.

Program Quick Facts

 
UPCOMING START DATE August 28, 2023
ESTIMATED PROGRAM LENGTH 2 years
CREDIT HOURS 57
COURSE LENGTH

16 weeks during Fall/Spring terms

8 weeks during Summer term

DELIVERY METHODS On-site and Blended
COST PER CREDIT $705

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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STUDENT HANDBOOK

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CLINICAL OBSERVATION EXPERIENCE FORM Download the Clinical Observation Experience Form

Areas of Study

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.
 

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