Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession. National Athletic Training Association

MSAT Program Options

The MSAT can be completed through two different pathways:

  1. Combined 3+2 degree completed in combination with either the BS in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Clinical Exercise Science or the BS in Health Sciences, or
  2. Stand-alone two-year master's degree program

Overview of 3+2 Program Options:

BS in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Clinical Exercise Science + MSAT
BS in Kinesiology (Clinical Exercise Science) - Undergraduate Coursework 95 Hours (includes 42-hour Core Curriculum)
MSAT Graduate Program - Graduate Coursework 58 Hours
Total Five-Year 3+2 Pipeline Program Option 153 Hours

Note: Twenty-five credits of graduate work count toward the completion of the undergraduate degree.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences + MSAT
BS in Health Sciences - Undergraduate Coursework 96 Hours (includes 42-hour Core Curriculum)
MSAT Graduate Program - Graduate Coursework 58 Hours
Total Five-Year 3+2 Pipeline Program Option 154 Hours

Note: Twenty-five credits of graduate work count toward the completion of the undergraduate degree.


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FAQ

  • Q: What if I am already enrolled in a bachelors degree program?

  • Q: What if I already have a bachelors degree?

    There is a Two-year MSAT Program option available.This program option will allow students who are graduating or have earned a bachelor’s degree to apply to the MSAT program at SHSU.

  • Q: What if I am an International Student?

    International students must meet all the program acceptance requirements located at this website. Please visit the The Office of International Programs to see additional international student resources.

  • Q: Where can I learn more about Scholarships and Financial Aid?

    Please see the information available on the Office of Financial Aid website

  • Q: What are the requirements for admission?

    Students must apply as a graduate student to the MSAT program via ApplyTexas

    Applications to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program are reviewed on a rolling basis with one admission process annually.  The priority deadline for admissions is April 15th and the final deadline is May 15th to enter the program in summer 2021. Applicants to the MSAT must meet the following requirements to be considered for regular admission. Graduate admissions.

    1. Submit official transcripts and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher;
    2. Submit official scores from the GRE obtained within the past 5 years;
    3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all program prerequisite coursework;
    4. Complete a minimum of 75 clinical observation hours under the supervision of a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer (for students in the pipeline program, this will be completed in ATTR 2300 at the undergraduate level);
    5. Submit proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association;
    6. Submit a completed program Immunization Review Form that is signed by a Primary Care Provider (MD, DO, PA, NP); and
    7. Provide a minimum of two completed evaluation forms. One of these must be from an Athletic Trainer who supervised the student’s observation hours. 

    Students applying to the 3+2 program must additionally:

    1. Demonstrate an undergraduate major GPA of 3.25 or higher for all completed coursework; and
    2. Complete all program prerequisites prior to applying to the program.

    Students applying to the stand-alone two-year program must additionally:

    1. Demonstrate completion of a bachelor’s degree with an official transcript from the awarding institution; and
    2. Complete all program prerequisites prior to the start of the program.

    Prerequisite coursework is designated as either required or recommended. The required coursework must be satisfactorily completed (a grade of C or better) to be considered for regular admission to the MSAT program. The recommended coursework is optional but completed work in this area may benefit the student in their pursuit of admission to the MSAT program. Recommended prerequisite coursework that is completed at the time of program application will add additional points to the candidate acceptance rubric for the proposed degree. Prerequisite coursework is located here.