Master of Science in Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at CUW is a five-year entry-level program, designed to prepare graduates to enter into a variety of employment settings and to render health care to diverse individuals engaged in physical activity.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Health & Human Performance

The first step in care and prevention of injuries

Athletic trainers play a vital role within a health care team as multi-skilled medical professionals and are often the first step in the care and prevention of injuries related to physical activity. They collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure the patients receive high-level care for the return to participation in physical activities.

Program Overview

The Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program will prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer. The program will provide students with an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, professional development, and service. As a result, the students graduating from the program will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination and will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician. The CUW MSAT program will accomplish its mission through a holistic approach to the development of the mind, body, and spirit.

The MSAT program at CUW is designed to meet all of the requirements set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for an accredited program, as well as the graduation requirements for CUW. Meeting the CAATE requirements will allow the Athletic Training Student (ATS) to take the BOC Computer Based Examination. The students who complete this program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree and a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.

Mission Statement

The Concordia University Wisconsin Athletic Training Program will prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer.  The program will provide students with an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, professional development, and service.  As a result, the students graduating from the program will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification Examination and will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician.  The Concordia University Wisconsin Athletic Training Program will accomplish its mission through a holistic approach to the development of the mind, body, and spirit.  

What to Expect

There are two main components to the MSAT program:

Classroom education: The MSAT program consists of CUW undergraduate level core courses, athletic training undergraduate and graduate level core courses, and approved graduate level elective courses. This innovative curriculum is designed to combine a traditional Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Athletic Training into a streamlined five-year sequence.

Clinical Education: The MSAT program enhances the classroom education with extensive hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The students in the MSAT program will complete approximately four years of clinical rotations, concentrated during the second, third, fourth, and fifth years. The students will receive daily hands-on experience under the supervision of health care professionals in a variety of settings, including the on-campus, state-of-the-art Athletic Training Facility.

Locations

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Mequon

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