The first step in the care and prevention of injuries

Athletic trainers play a vital role within the 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.

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3 curriculum tracks available

Program Overview

Mission Statement

The CUW Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a professional level program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program will provide students with the professional preparation necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer.  The program will provide students an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, and service.  As a result, students graduating from the program will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician, will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification Examination, and will be eligible for appropriate state credentialing. 

What to Expect

Beginning fall 2020:

The CUW MSAT program consists of 70 graduate level credits, completed over the course of six (6) semesters.  The program enhances this classroom education with extensive hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings, under the supervision of health care professionals.  Students in the MSAT program complete six (6) semesters of clinical education rotations, including an immersion experience. 

Dual Degree Program:  At CUW, students can pursue a dual degree curriculum, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree and Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.  Students in the dual degree program typically complete two (2) years of prerequisite and core coursework prior to applying for admission to the MSAT program.  Following admission, dual degree students have two curriculum sequence options:

3 Year (Standard) Track:  Complete three (3) years of graduate level MSAT coursework.  Typical total time to completion is five (5) years.

2 Year Scholars Track:  Complete two (2) years of graduate level MSAT coursework.  Typical total time to completion is four (4) years.

Graduate Program:  Students who already possess a bachelor’s degree can complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree at CUW.  Following admission to the MSAT program, graduate students typically complete two (2) years of graduate level MSAT coursework.  Please note that applications for this track will not be accepted until spring 2022.

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