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Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

About the Program

Since 1972, Ohio University has lived at the forefront of athletic training education. OHIO's Master of Science in Athletic Training Program provides students the ability to combine knowledge and skills learned in the classroom with the experiences gained at a variety of clinical sites.

The MSAT Program is a two-year program. Upon graduation, students are awarded a Master of Science in Athletic Training. They are also eligible to become nationally certified and state licensed.

OHIO's MSAT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Additional details about this program's outcomes are available online. 


Taught by renowned faculty, Ohio University has 50 years of experience in preparing athletic trainers. Our alumni are found in every setting across the nation and internationally.

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Costs Total 2-Year Cost
Ohio University (in-state)* $20,938
Ohio University (out-of-state)* ^ $36,922

* Subject to change by the Board of Trustees
^ Success scholarships available for highly qualified applicants

Clinical education allows students to be involved in patient care. Working with preceptors, students help provide supervised health care services to athletes involved in Ohio University intercollegiate athletics, Ohio University club sports, local high schools, clinics, and hospitals. During the second year, students will complete two immersive experiences that are at least 8 weeks long.

MSAT Program

Fall Year 1 Credit Hours Spring Year 1 Credit Hours
AT 5000 Therapeutic Interventions 3 AT 5110 Diagnosis & Care of Upper Extremity Pathologies 5
AT 5010 Diagnosis & Care of Lower Extremity Pathologies 5 AT5111 Upper Extremity Gross Anatomy 1
AT 5011 Lower Extremity Gross Anatomy 1 AT 5130 Diagnosis & Care of Head & C-Spine 2
AT 5140 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training 2 AT 5300 Manual Therapy in Rehabilitation 3
AT 5921 Practicum I 2 AT 5150 Clinical Reasoning I 2
    AT 5922 Practicum II 2
Total Credit Hours 13 Total Credit Hours 15


Fall Year 2 Credit Hours Spring Year 2 Credit Hours
AT 5910 Clinical Immersion 4 AT 5910 Clinical Immersion 4
AT 5230 Spine & Posture 3 AT 5100 Orthopedic Appliance 2
AT 5240 Administration of AT 3 AT 5310 Pharmacology in Athletic Training 3
AT 5250 Clinical Reasoning II 2 AT 5330 Clinical Reasoning III 2
AT 5923 Practicum III 1 AT 5924 Practicum IV 2
AT 5341 Clinical Research 1 AT 5342 Clinical Research in AT II 2
Total Credit Hours 14 Total Credit Hours 15

What experience do I need to qualify?

Students applying from outside of Ohio University can pursue degrees that will help them complete the required prerequisites. If you are a student at Ohio University review Pre-Professional Athletic Training.

Athletic Training Professional Organizations

National Athletic Trainers Association
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board

Other Information about Ohio University

For more information about the professional athletic training program, please contact:

Chad Starkey, PhD, AT, FNATA
Grover Center E160