Master of Science in Athletic Training

Admission Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants for the Master of Science in Athletic Training degree must meet all College of Health requirements for admission and retention. This is a limited enrollment program. Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. Application through
  2. Completion of the following required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course:
    1. Biology
    2. Anatomy and Physiology (1 year equivalent with lab component)
    3. Chemistry
    4. Physics
    5. Statistics (preferred)
    6. General Nutrition or Sports Nutrition
    7. Exercise Physiology
    8. Biomechanics or Kinesiology
    9. Sport Psychology (or other upper-division Psychology course)
  3. Personal statement describing professional goals and interest in athletic training as a profession
  4. Two Evaluations (References)
  5. Evidence of current CPR/AED for Health Care Provider certification

Preference will be given to applicants who meet or exceed these criteria. Applicants must undergo a criminal background check and have current immunizations. Conviction of a felony or other serious offense will likely result in denial of placement for clinical assignments and consequently affect the student's standing in the program. 

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Program Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 57 semester credit hours for the Master of Science in Athletic Training degree. Students completing the degree will be required to complete a two-year sequence of courses that will include a 5-course sequence of clinical education and culminate in a 3-credit Capstone project that will challenge the student to summarize her/his learning experiences through the presentation and defense of a case study before an examining committee.

Upon graduation, ISU’s MSAT students will be eligible for national board examination (administered nationally by the Board of Certification- BOC). Only those students graduating from a CAATE accredited program are eligible to take the BOC exam.

AT 6600Foundations of Athletic Training3
AT 6600LFoundations of Athletic Training Lab1
AT 6602General Medical Assessment2
AT 6602LPathophysiology and General Medicine Lab1
AT 6604Continuum of Care I: Foot, Ankle, Lower Leg3
AT 6606Continuum of Care II: Knee, Hip, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine5
AT 6608Continuum of Care III: Upper Extremity5
AT 6610Continuum of Care IV: Head, Neck, Cervical and Thoracic Spine5
AT 6612Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities and Exercise2
AT 6614Interprofessional Relationships and Trends in Athletic Training3
AT 6616Introduction to Pharmacology in Athletic Training1
AT 6640Research Methods in Athletic Training3
AT 6645Organization and Administration of Athletic Training3
AT 6651Capstone Assessment3
AT 6661Clinical Education in Athletic Training I4
AT 6662Clinical Education in Athletic Training II3
AT 6663Clinical Education in Athletic Training III4
AT 6664Clinical Education in Athletic Training IV3
HPSS 5514Athletic Performance Nutrition3
Total Credits57