Academic Degree Program

Master of Science in Athletic Training Degree (MSAT)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is a five-year entry-level Athletic Training Program.  The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter into a variety of employment settings and to render health care to diverse individuals engaged in physical activity.
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 Board of Certification (BOC) Computer Based Examination, which one must pass in order to practice professionally as an athletic trainer.  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.

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.