Master of Science in Athletic Training

CUAA’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program (MSAT) is a 5 year professional program that prepares students to confidently enter an athletic training career.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Health & Human Performance

The first step in care and prevention of injuries

Athletic trainers play a vital role within a 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 health care professionals to ensure the patients have high-level care for the return to participation in physical activities.

Credits 33
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Agent
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Program Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of Concordia University Ann Arbor’s Athletic Training Program is to facilitate student success by providing the highest quality of academic graduate coursework in athletic training and providing the student clinical experiences that apply their knowledge and skills in professional practice settings to prepare them to obtain national certification (ATC) by the Board of Certification (BOC) and state licensure. Adhering to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards, evidence-based practices, and current athletic training best practices, the CUAA Athletic Training Program strives to promote high level cognitive and clinical competence to develop the student’s understanding, proficiency, and behaviors in athletic training health care to prepare the student to effectively enter the athletic training profession.

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Student examining an athlete's forefoot.

Student examining an athlete's forefoot.

Professor Neal teaching students.

Professor Neal teaching students.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program (MSAT) prepares graduate students for the athletic training Board of Certification Examination and entry into professional athletic training careers. The MSAT program at CUAA is a 5 year professional program. The first two years consist of prerequisite (undergraduate) classes, then you’ll apply for the graduate program, and the next three years will involve primarily graduate-level coursework. Students in the MSAT program are provided a unique opportunity to participate in six semesters of clinical education, broadening their experience, clinical skills, and interaction with other health care professionals.

CUAA 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, 2019. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited.

What to Expect

You are going to study a range of elements within athletic training, as well as health and human performance. These include injury and illness prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, and organization and administration of health care. We’ve combined classroom and clinical experience to enhance your education. In the classroom, you’ll get the foundational science courses and principles of athletic training. Then, in your hands-on, clinical experiences, you will be able to apply what you learn in real life. By the time you graduate, you will have completed six semesters of clinical rotations.

  • Ann Arbor

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