Frequently Asked Questions
Why get a master’s in athletic training?
Beginning in 2022, the only way to become a certified athletic trainer will be to graduate from a CAATE accredited entry-level master’s program. Now is the time to act!
What can I do with a master’s degree in athletic training?
Athletic trainers with master’s degrees are in demand at:
- colleges and universities
- high schools
- professional sports teams
- physician’s practices
- corporate and government workplaces
- military and veteran facilities
Will I get real world experience?
All MSAT students work with faculty mentors to create and implement independent research projects as part of a culminating experience. In addition to coursework, our program arranges for students
to complete clinical experiences at numerous local sites.
What are the prerequisite course requirements?
We require you to show completion of:
- 2 semesters of anatomy and physiology with lab;
- 1 semester of exercise physiology;
- 1 semester of nutrition;
- 1 semester of kinesiology OR biomechanics;
- 1 semester of health sciences chemistry with lab;
- 1 semester of health sciences physics with lab;
- 1 semester of psychology;
- 1 semester of statistics.
- RECOMMENDED NOT REQUIRED: 1 semester of medical terminology.
When should I apply?
The program begins each year in July. The application cycle begins in September. Our priority deadline is January 15, and due to COVID-19 we have extended the application deadline to May 1, 2020. You should allow 4-6 weeks from the point that you submit your application before it will be ready for review by our office, so be sure to apply early.