Master of Science in Athletic Training


  • Mission Statment

    The mission of the Weber State University Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is to prepare students to be proficient, autonomous, and research-based clinicians by fostering strong personal connections within an inclusive, growth-minded environment.

    The Weber State University MSAT program will be an internationally-recognized leader in athletic training education, preparing forward-thinking graduates who make impactful contributions to healthcare in their communities while advancing the profession.

    Overarching Goals
    The MSAT curriculum is designed to:

    • Prepare the student to meet the curricular content necessary to be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
    • Students will interact with and be equipped to treat a diverse patient population with a variety of health care conditions as a valued member of the health care team.
    • Students will be prepared to transition to practice.
    • Provide a research experience for the students to produce graduates that can both conduct research as well as be educated comsumers of published research.
    • Provide an individualized clinical plan for each student based on:
      • the student's personal and professional interests
      • providing the students with a variety of experiences and preceptors
      • the accreditation clinical education standards
    • Every student will have the opportunity to earn advanced certifications within/while in the program.
    • Students will have opportunities to learn skills above and beyond the required curricular content. e.g. Suturing, IVs, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization, force plates, EMG, isokinetic dynamometer, BodPod/in-body.
    • Prepare students to seek entrance into doctoral programs such as athletic training, sports psychology, kinesiology, and exercise physiology.

This information is part of the cyclical program review process. Details such as mission statements, learning outcomes, etc., are updated as part of the biennial assessment reporting process, an integral component of program review.