Athletic Training MSAT
Become an athletic trainer with the Master of Science in Athletic Training in the College of Public Health. This master’s program is designed for students graduating with an undergraduate degree in another major or from a career in a different field for certification in athletic training.
Athletic trainers work with a broad range of people, from current and former professional athletes to individuals who engage in recreational sports and physical activity. Common areas of study in athletic training include injury and illness prevention, clinical evaluation, and rehabilitation in the physically active population. You’ll learn to gather and rigorously analyze research evidence in order to make well-informed decisions about your future patients.
Coursework in this program integrates cultural competency and professionalism to teach best practices in global healthcare delivery. Advanced concussion research, a particularly pertinent subject in today’s climate, is a program highlight.
Finish your degree in two years of full-time study with a robust balance of classroom learning and clinical experiences. All students will have the opportunity to complete at least one of their clinical placements in schools designated as Division I, the NCAA’s highest competitive level for intercollegiate athletics.
Who should apply?
This is an entry-level master’s degree, meant for students looking to become certified athletic trainers. If you are already certified as an athletic trainer, choose the Kinesiology MS with an Athletic Training Concentration.
Students bring a wide range of work experience that enriches discussion. Athletic Training students come from a richly varied set of backgrounds, ethnicities and races; more than 35 percent of students in the Athletic Training programs are ethnically diverse.
Classes & Curriculum
Study foundations of anatomy and orthopedic assessment along with therapeutic exercise techniques. Other courses cover the administrative, organizational and leadership aspects of the profession. The main areas of study in the program are:
- injury or illness prevention and wellness protection,
- clinical evaluation and diagnosis,
- immediate and emergency care,
- treatment and rehabilitation, and
- organizational and professional health and well-being.