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.
Many athletic trainers work in educational settings, such as colleges, universities, elementary schools, and secondary schools. Others work in hospitals, fitness centers, or physicians’ offices, or for professional sports teams.
MSAT Program Options
The MSAT can be completed through two different pathways:
- 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. Learn more about the 3+2 combined degrees.
- Stand-alone two-year master's degree program
Study at the Huntsville-Main Campus
Courses for this program are taught at the SHSU main campus in Huntsville.
For more information about program courses and campus locations, contact the program advisor.
|Catalog Entry||Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)|
|Length||58 Credit Hours (Stand Alone Masters Degree)|
|Costs||Rates Per Semester|
|Admission Requirements||Application Materials|
Sam Houston State University is currently seeking accreditation for their new athletic training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2022. Submission of the self-study and completion of an onsite review does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students who graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.
Applications to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program are reviewed on a rolling basis with one admission process annually.
- Priority Deadline: November 15
- Final Deadline: April 15
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.