Mar 31, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Catalog

Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.

Program chair: Dr. Rachel Johnson Krug

The Athletic Training Program at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE). More information on CAATE can be found at By graduating from an accredited curriculum program, students become eligible candidates to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) degree is designed to meet the needs of an entry-level athletic trainer. The program is designed to assist students with integrating compassionate care, ethical intelligence, leadership qualities, knowledge, and a vast array of clinical experiences in athletic training. All students are required to have a bachelor’s degree prior to starting the program. This is a 5-semester continuous enrollment program with immersive clinical experiences embedded in the curriculum. Students will gain experience in diverse clinical settings as well as an international experience. The athletic training student’s professional preparation is directed toward the development of specific competencies in the following domains: injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion, examination, assessment and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention, and health care administration and professional responsibility. Through a combination of formal classroom instruction and full immersive clinical experiences, the athletic training student is prepared to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge in each domain during assigned hours of supervised clinical experience.

Admissions Requirements - General

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Overall GPA of a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL score
    • minimum TOEFL score of an 89 or 90 on the Internet-based test (iBT), minimum TOEFL iBT Speaking subscale score of a 26, TOEFL iBT Writing subscale score of 24, TOEFL iBT Reading subscale score of 21, and an iBT Listening subscale score of 18.

Admissions Requirements for Athletic Training Program

  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree
  • Students complete the step-by-step application process online at

At or before orientation, these items will need to be provided:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Immunizations (specifically HPV series, Hepatitis B series, and MMR series)
  • Background check
  • Documentation of 20 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer
  • Documentation of health insurance
  • Documentation of physical exam within the last 6 months
  • Flu shot required annually, TB test may also be required annually

Pre-requisite courses (C- or higher in all courses):

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II - one year
  • Chemistry - one semester
  • Physics - one semester
  • Two Psychology Courses
  • Statistics
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Medical Terminology

Program Requirements

Required Courses:

Total: 60 Semester Credits

Program length: 2 academic years / 5 semesters / 80 weeks