Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Athletic Training


General Info

This post baccalaureate program is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. It prepares students for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The curriculum is based upon cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences. In order to become eligible to sit for the BOC examination, students within this major must complete all of the course work within the professional areas, as well as accumulate competencies, proficiencies and a minimum clinical experience each semester over the two-year (6 semesters), program. The program begins in the third summer session. The athletic training program has been granted initial Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, CAATE.


Online Classes? Some

Evening Classes? Yes

 Program Length: Courses are offered during summer, fall, and spring semesters. If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 2 years (6 semesters).


Careers: What can you do with a degree in Athletic Training?


Athletic Trainer in the following settings:

  • High Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional Sports
  • Corporate/Industrial Offices
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Hospital Clinics

Many of our recent graduates responded to a Graduate Data survey taken 9 months after graduation. Of the 5 AT graduates who did respond to the survey, all 5 or 100% are employed in their field. They reported an average salary of $31,750.


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Admission Criteria/Application Procedures

  1. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (a GPA below a 3.0 may be considered)
  2. Standardized graduate admission test (GRE or equivalent)
  3. Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources concerning the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate school. At least one letter must be from a certified athletic trainer.
  4. It is recommended but not required to obtain a minimum of 25-50 contact hours with a certified athletic trainer.
  5. Official transcripts from each institution attended.
  6. An essay stating why you want to be an athletic trainer, career goals, and the attributes you possess that will make you  successful in life and in athletic training.
  7. Completed application form and submission of application fee
  8. Admission into the Athletic Training Program is a competitive process. MSUB’s ATP will accept applications after the official application deadline; however that student will be at a disadvantage. A student may be considered for the program after the application deadline if a position exists. The ATP’s maximum number of students is 10 per cohort. 
  9. Please see ATP website or graduate catalog for prerequisite courses. Students who do not have a prerequisite course(s) may be admitted provisionally but must take the course(s) within one year of admission.


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Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information.


Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.


Our office is located in McMullen Hall,  Room 200. The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302.