University Relations and Communications

Athletic Training Program's accreditation plan accepted

June 29, 2009



Tanya Flanagan, Athletic Training Program Director, 657-2351
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings received notice recently that its master’s-level program in athletic training education has cleared review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


Tayna Flanagan

Notice was received this spring by the MSU Billings College of Allied Health Professions, where the Master’s in Athletic Training program is housed. The next required comprehensive review for program accreditation will be during the 2010-11 academic year.


The Master’s of Science in Athletic Training at MSU Billings is one of only 19 entry-level master’s programs in the United States to be accredited by CAATE and only one in Montana. The two-year graduate program prepares students for the Board of Certification exam based on curriculum centered on cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences.


Students prepare for careers as athletic trainers at:

• High schools
• Colleges and universities
• Professional sports teams
• Corporate/industrial offi ces
• Outpatient clinics
• Hospital clinics


For more information, contact program director Tayna Flanagan (in photo above at left) at 657-2351 or the MSU Billings Office of Graduate Studies at 657-2238 or online at


Photo above: Tayna Flanagan, Director, Athletic Training Program