College of Allied Health Professions

Athletic Training Program

University of Montana Partnership


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The University of Montana (UM) and Montana State University Billings (MSUB) Athletic Training Programs established a collaborative partnership to deliver athletic training education in Montana. In January 2011, program administrators and faculty met and developed an innovative way to dynamically engage students interested in athletic training across the state. Since that time, both university and program administrators and faculty have worked diligently to design a flexible and synergistic curriculum to meet and exceed national accreditation standards. The programs are a hybrid of in-person and online learning, and are delivered simultaneously by both programs. Beginning in July 2016, we are pleased to formally announce the start of integrated and collaborative delivery of athletic training education.


The partnership established by UM and MSUB provides the foundation for students to become health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by athletic trainers comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Upon completion of the athletic training program, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.


Administrative Staff


Suzette Nynas, Ed.D., ATC, LAT
Athletic Training Program Director, Assistant Professor
Montana State University Billings
406-657-2351 (office)
406-657-2399 (fax)


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Valerie Moody PhD, ATC, LAT, WEMT-B, CSCS

Program Director Athletic Training
Professor Department of Health and Human Performance
32 Campus Dr. McGill Hall 238C
Missoula MT 59812
406-243-2703 office
406-243-6252 fax


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