​Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree can apply directly to the M.S.A.T. The M.S.A.T. is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is designed to prepare students to become entry-level athletic trainers. Upon completion of the graduate athletic training program and M.S.A.T. graduation requirements, students will be eligible to apply for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) national certification examination for athletic trainers. All students must meet specific program criteria and technical standards in order to pursue this degree.

Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) Requirements

Core I Requirements (30 hours)

​Planning, evaluating, and conducting research in athletic training. Writing Intensive. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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The first of two immersive clinical education experiences. Provides a four-week full-time athletic training experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 2(Spec)

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Evidence combined with theoretical application and appropriate selection of prophylactic, assistive, and restrictive devices, materials, and techniques. 

Credits 2(1-1)

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​First of four clinical education courses exposing students to the clinical education environment and clinical decision-making. Clinical education experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

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​The second of four clinical education courses integrating didactic learning and patient care. Clinical education experience will be under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

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Knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an examination, formulate a clinical diagnosis, and develop an immediate care plan for lower extremity injuries. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Knowledge, skill, and application of therapeutic modalities for tissue healing and pain management. 

Credits 3(2-1)

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​Knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an examination, formulate a clinical diagnosis, and develop an immediate care plan for trunk and upper extremity injuries. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Knowledge and skills related to therapeutic exercise. Other topics include documentation, patient and functional outcomes, girth, and goniometry. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an examination, formulate a clinical diagnosis, and develop an immediate care plan for head, cervical spine, and environmental injuries.

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Application of therapeutic concepts to develop a rehabilitation plan for common musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. 

Credits 3(2-1)

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​Application of manual therapy techniques. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Core II Requirements (35 hours)

​Third of four clinical education courses synthesizing didactic learning and patient care. Clinical education experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

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​The last of four clinical courses integrating didactic learning, clinical decision-making, and patient care. Clinical education experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

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​Application process for athletic training certification and state credentials. Final preparation for the prospective entry-level athletic training professional. 

Credits 2(2-0)

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Implementation of advanced strength and conditioning principles for the purpose of injury prevention in athletic training. 

Credits 2(1-1)

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​Knowledge and skills necessary to manage emergent conditions. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Prepares athletic training students to administer programs and manage facilities that provide health care services to athletes and other individuals. This course may be offered in an online format. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Etiology, examination, and recognition of illnesses and general medical conditions. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Application of the principles and concepts of evidence-based clinical decision making.

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Knowledge of cultural views and the effect on health care. Prepares students to become culturally competent athletic trainers. This course may be offered in an online format.

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Pharmacological principles of common medications used in the treatment of illness and injury encountered in athletic training. This course may be offered in an online format.

Credits 2(2-0)

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​Completion and presentation of a clinical research project, case study, systematic review, or other creative activity. 

Credits 3(Spec)

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​Consists of a 15-week immersive clinical education experience. A capstone experience applying athletic training knowledge and skills in a practical “on-the-job” environment.

Credits 9(Spec)

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Total: 65 semester hours