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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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CostsTotal 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 1Credit HoursSpring Year 1Credit Hours
AT 5000 Therapeutic Interventions3AT 5110 Diagnosis & Care of Upper Extremity Pathologies5
AT 5010 Diagnosis & Care of Lower Extremity Pathologies5AT5111 Upper Extremity Gross Anatomy1
AT 5011 Lower Extremity Gross Anatomy1AT 5130 Diagnosis & Care of Head & C-Spine2
AT 5140 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training2AT 5300 Manual Therapy in Rehabilitation3
AT 5921 Practicum I2AT 5150 Clinical Reasoning I2
  AT 5922 Practicum II2
Total Credit Hours13Total Credit Hours15


Fall Year 2Credit HoursSpring Year 2Credit Hours
AT 5910 Clinical Immersion4AT 5910 Clinical Immersion4
AT 5230 Spine & Posture3AT 5100 Orthopedic Appliance2
AT 5240 Administration of AT3AT 5310 Pharmacology in Athletic Training3
AT 5250 Clinical Reasoning II2AT 5330 Clinical Reasoning III2
AT 5923 Practicum III1AT 5924 Practicum IV2
AT 5341 Clinical Research1AT 5342 Clinical Research in AT II2
Total Credit Hours14Total Credit Hours15

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