Master of Science in Athletic Training
Congratulations 2014 Master of Science in Athletic Training Graduates!!
NOTE: Graduate students will begin in the Fall semester each year.
The WSU Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree is designed to enable students with a bachelor’s degree in an area other than athletic training to obtain eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates of the MSAT are eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
The program provides students with knowledge and skills in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and general medical conditions. The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is specifically designed to prepare students for a career in allied health care as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers are currently employed in colleges and universities, public and private high schools, corporations, physical therapy clinics, professional organizations, the military, factories, and hospitals (www.nata.org - National Athletic Trainers’ Association).
Seventy percent of all Certified Athletic Trainers hold at least a masters degree. This is becoming the professional standard. The MS in Athletic Training program at Weber State University is specifically designed for students who already possess a bachelor’s degree in a related allied health or exercise science area. However, students with a bachelor's degree in a different field could enter the program after meeting the pre-requisite coursework.
Students must complete pre-requisite coursework prior to admission and all 53 graduate credits.
Clinical Rotations - Students will complete a variety of clinical rotations with Division I-AA WSU athletics teams, high schools athletics, sports medicine/rehabilitation clinics, and physician's offices. There will also be many opportunities to work with other health care professionals at marathons, triathlons, semi-pro hockey games, and rodeos, just to name a few.
Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates:
|2012-13||2013-14||2014-15||3 year aggregate|
|Number of students graduating from MSAT program||13||17||14||44|
|Number of students graduating from MSAT program who took the BOC exam||13||17||14||44|
|Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt||12||17||13||42|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt||92%||100%||93%||95%|
|Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts||13||17||14||44|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts||100%||100%||100%||100%|
Link to national averages for first time and overall pass rates as well as pass rates for every accredited AT program:
Photo to the right: Candice Henry (MSAT student at the time, now a graduate) posing with the MLS Championship Cup! Candi spent the season working with the MLS team Real SL and traveled with them to Seattle to work the sidelines as they won the MLS Cup!
For more information about the MSAT Program, contact:
Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC
Graduate Athletic Training Program Director
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