Master of Science in Athletic Training

  • Anatomy Lab

About Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a competitive entry CAATE accredited professional level program.  The MSAT program is for students who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

Students have two options to pursue the MSAT:

Two-Year Program Five-Year Program
Traditional 4+2 program Dual degree 3+2 program for incoming first-year students (freshmen).
Sudents who complete a bachelor's degree will be able to apply to the MSAT as a traditional graduate student if all admission requirements are met.  Students complete a BS in Kinesiology and an MS in Athletic Training in 5 years.
Prospective students interested in this option will apply to Texas A&M as an undergraduate Kinesiology (Applied Ex Phys option) student.  If accepted, during the New Student Conference, students will declare interest in pursuing the dual degree program. They will then be placed with an undergraduate advisor for athletic training who will change students' program option to the 3+2 and advise accordingly.

Note:  If you are a current undergraduate student, it is likely that you will need to pursue the 4+2 option.  You will complete an undergraduate degree in your choice of major (Kinesiology and Exercise Science are common but not required) and apply to the MSAT program. You should contact an undergraduate academic advisor to help you determine your options.

Admission Requirements               Apply for Admission

Program Highlights

The MSAT program offers the highest quality of athletic training education providing both a stimulating academic environment and an in-depth, hands-on clinical experience.

●      Faculty and preceptors dedicated to student success;

●      Small class sizes to allow individualized instruction and career planning;

●      An opportunity to work with elite and Olympic caliber Division I SEC athletes;

●      State of the art athletic training facilities;

●      Robust Aggie athletic training alumni network to assist with job seeking and mentoring;

●      Performance and manual therapy course with tool-assisted certification;

●      Excellent BOC pass rates and employment;

●      Cadaveric Anatomy experience in premier gross anatomy lab in College of Medicine;

●      Clinical skill development in high fidelity simulation laboratory at Health Science Center;

●      Clinical research opportunities.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact:

Lori Greenwood, PhD, LAT, ATC

MSAT Program Director

For prospective undergraduate students, we will hold Athletic Training information sessions during Aggie Information Day and Aggieland Saturday.