Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.

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Admission to the M.S.A.T. is competitive, limited, and not guaranteed to those who meet the minimum requirements. In addition to the admission requirements set forth by The Graduate School, applicants must also meet the admissions requirements set forth by the Athletic Training Education Program as described at The following prerequisites are required for admission eligibility and must be verifiable during the application process:

  • Satisfactory completion (C or better) of required prerequisite course work in human anatomy, human physiology, biology, chemistry, biomechanics or physics, and psychology.
  • Additional satisfactory completion (C or better) of course work in exercise physiology and nutrition is preferred.
  • Documentation of clinical observation/experience under a Certified Athletic Trainer with a minimum of 100 hours within 2 years prior to program application.

The application deadline is January 15 of each calendar year after which qualified applicants will be invited by the Program Director to an on-campus visit for a personal interview at the applicant’s expense. Students may submit application materials in the preceding Fall for possible early admission consideration. Students must also verify that they can comply with the program’s technical standards. Detailed information regarding the application process, technical standards, expenses, prerequisites, and post-admission requirements are available at

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 48 credit hours

Core Requirements (4 credits)
KIN 623Detection and Correction on Functional Movement Patterns in the Physically Active Population2
KIN 624Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex2
Research Techniques (3 credits)
KIN 601Applying Research to Professional Practice3
Athletic Training Requirements (29 credits)
KIN 536Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury3
KIN 633Emergency Care Athletic Training3
KIN 634Athletic Training Foundations3
KIN 636Assessment and Treatment of the Lower Extremity4
KIN 638Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Extremity4
KIN 704Athletic Training Seminar3
KIN 705Applied Rehabilitation Concepts3
KIN 721General Medical Conditions3
KIN 725Management and Professional Issues in Athletic Training3
Integrative Clinical Experience (12 credits) *
KIN 620Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Fall I)3
KIN 620Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Spring I)3
KIN 620Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Fall II)3
KIN 620Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Spring II)3
Total Credit Hours48

KIN 620 is taken four times for 3 credits in each semester of the student's program of study.

Non-credit Professional Development Requirements

In addition to the 48 credits of course work, students are required to gain approximately two weeks of clinical experience during assigned pre-season athletic practices during August of each year in the program. Students are also required to attend weekly in-services and journal club sessions during each of the fall and spring semesters in the program.