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Program Details

Gain the skills and experience you need to become a certified athletic trainer.

How to Apply

What You'll Learn

You'll graduate with knowledge and skills in the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and general medical conditions.

The curriculum includes:

  • Upper and lower extremity orthopedic assessment
  • Therapeutic modalities (including traction, shortwave diathermy and laser)
  • Aquatic therapy (in our SwimEx)
  • Therapeutic rehabilitation (including manual therapy techniques)
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Management (facility and personnel), leadership career development
  • Psychology of sport, injury and rehabilitation
  • Conducting and evaluating research

What You Can Do

We will prepare you for a career in allied health care as a certified athletic trainer. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. One hundred percent of MSAT graduates have passed the examination over the past four years.

Athletic trainers are employed in a wide range of organizations, such as:

  • Professional sports
  • Colleges and universities
  • Public and private high schools
  • Corporations
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Professional organizations
  • Military
  • Factories
  • NASCAR
  • Rodeo
  • NASA
  • Hospitals

Explore more careers options at nata.org.

Why Choose MSAT at WSU?

Clinical Rotations & Research

We value providing students with a variety of clinical rotations that meet the career goals of each student. Our graduate students get a solid foundation in research, which prepares them to be better consumers of research, but also as contributors to the body of knowledge in athletic training.

Affordability

Our program is affordable, while providing a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for careers in high schools, clinics, universities and professional sports.

Certification

Our first-time Board of Certification exam pass rate is one of the highest in the country.

Degree Requirements

  • Grade of B- or better in all required courses (includes Graduate Practicum courses)
  • Overall Weber State University Graduate GPA of 3.0
  • Adherence to MSAT Athletic Training Student Handbook Policies

Course Requirements

Advising

Once you’re enrolled in the MSAT program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor.

You will be required to meet with your faculty advisor at least once a semester but will be encouraged to engage in dialogue when necessary regarding academic success, clinical assignments, and/or personal or professional issues.

Advising Information