The first step in the care and prevention of injuries

Athletic trainers play a vital role within the health care team as multi-skilled medical professionals and are often the first step in the care and prevention of injuries related to physical activity. They collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure the patients receive high-level care for the return to participation in physical activities.

Credits69-70
Sample Careers
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
Flexibility

3 curriculum tracks available

Program Overview

The CUW Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a professional level program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

Mission Statement

The CAATE accredited Concordia University Wisconsin Master of Science in Athletic Training program will provide students with the professional preparation necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer.  The program will provide students an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, and service.  As a result, students graduating from the program will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician, will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification Examination, and will be eligible for appropriate state credentialing.  The Concordia University Wisconsin Master of Science in Athletic Training program will accomplish its mission through a holistic approach to the development of the mind, body, and spirit.

What to Expect

Concordia's master's in athletic training program consists of 69-70 graduate level credits, completed over the course of six (6) semesters.  The program enhances this classroom education with extensive hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings, under the supervision of health care professionals.  Students in the master's in athletic training program complete five (5) to six (6) semesters of clinical education rotations, including an immersion experience.  Common clinical placement sites may include:

  • Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics
  • Local high schools and youth sports
  • Local fire department and occupational settings
  • Local physician offices
  • Semi-professional and recreational club teams
  • Professional teams 

Dual Degree Program:  At CUW, students can pursue a dual degree curriculum, earning a Bachelor's of Science in sports medicine and a Master's of Science in athletic training degree.  Students in the dual degree program typically complete two (2) years of prerequisite and core coursework prior to applying for admission to the master's in athletic training program.  Following admission, dual degree students have two curriculum sequence options:

3 Year (Standard) Track:  Complete three (3) years of graduate-level MSAT coursework, with a fall start date.  Typical total time to completion is five (5) years.

2 Year Scholars Track:  Complete two (2) years of graduate level MSAT coursework, with a summer start date.  Typical total time to completion is four (4) years.

Dual Degree MSAT Curriculum Plan

Graduate Program:  Students who already possess a bachelor’s degree can complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree at CUW.  Following admission to the master's in athletic training program, graduate students typically complete 23 months of graduate level MSAT coursework, with a summer start date.  

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