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.

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Dual Degree

Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine and the Master’s of Science in Athletic Training Degree.


5 year and 2 year options available.

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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 students with 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.

CUAA received accreditation for their Athletic Training program and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) as of April 16, 2020.

Student testimonial

CUAA student, Tim Koehler, shares about his experience in the 5-year Athletic Training program.

What to Expect

Our athletic training program is enhanced with extensive hands-on clinical experiences under the supervision of a diverse group of athletic trainers. As a 5-year MSAT student, you'll complete six semesters of clinical education rotations, including an immersion experience; for the two-year MSAT student, you will have 4 semesters of clinical experience plus one summer immersion experience. 

Bachelor's in Sports Medicine + Master's in Athletic Training:

  • Graduate with both a BS in sports medicine and an MS in athletic training in 5 years
  • 152 total credit hours

Beginning as a college freshman, you’ll complete two years of prerequisite and core coursework before applying to the master's program in your junior year. Dual-degree students receive early priority admission to the MSAT program. Upon admittance into the MSAT program during the spring semester of your sophomore year, you’ll complete the remaining undergraduate and graduate coursework in an additional three years.

Standard 5-year plan (2+3 track): Two years of prerequisite and core coursework + three years of graduate-level MSAT coursework. The typical total time to completion is five years. 

Standalone Master's in Athletic Training:

The standalone master's degree in athletic training program is for students who already hold a bachelor's degree. Following admission into the master's program, you’ll complete 23 months of graduate-level MSAT coursework.

Quick facts:

  • Summer start date
  • Graduate in 2 years
  • 66 total credit hours
  • 4 semesters and one summer of clinical rotations

Common clinical placement sites may include: Concordia University Ann Arbor athletics, University of Michigan athletics, Eastern Michigan University athletics, Med Sport Sports Medicine clinic, and local high schools.

  • Ann Arbor

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