Master of Science in Athletic Training
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a two-year professional degree program that prepares students for a career as an athletic trainer. The program includes a rigorous combination of classroom, clinical, and research experiences that expose students to the continuum of care of the athletic training profession. Students who earn an M.S. in Athletic Training degree are prepared to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
Note: This is an entry-level professional degree program for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than athletic training. Students with an undergraduate degree in athletic training and BOC certification who are interested in the post-professional athletic training master’s program can click here.
To be the preeminent leader in the professional preparation of athletic trainers.
The mission of the professional athletic training program at Indiana University – Bloomington is to prepare students to become athletic trainers’ who, as ambassadors of public health, posses the knowledge, clinical skill, and professionalism to effectively promote health among individuals and communities.
- Goal #1: Prepare students to enter the athletic training field.
- Goal #2: Educate students in the contemporary knowledge, and clinical skills, of the athletic training field.
- Goal #3: Cultivate a progressive environment that advocates for the place of the athletic training field among public health, and allied healthcare professions.
- Goal #4: Create a culture that adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior.
- Completed bachelors degree in exercise science or related field
- Students are eligible to apply to the program during their final year of undergraduate work; however, official enrollment in the program will not occur until all requirements for the bachelor’s degree have been completed in full
- Completed required prerequisite coursework
- Students are eligible to apply to the program prior to completion of prerequisites; however, enrollment in the program will not occur until all required prerequisite coursework has been completed. Applicants who have complete the preferred prerequisite coursework in addition to the required prerequisite coursework will be given priority consideration.
- First Aid & CPR certification
- Applicants with additional EMT certification will be given priority consideration
- Completed GRE’s
- Applicants with a total score of 300 (combined verbal and quantitative) will be given priority consideration
- Completed application
- Applications completed by January 15th will be given priority consideration
Note: Current and prospective undergraduate students at Indiana University-Bloomington who are interested in applying to the MSAT program are strongly encouraged to major in Exercise Science within the Kinesiology Department in the School of Public Health.
|Intro to Athletic Training||2-3|
|CPR & First Aid||3|
|Emergency Medical Technician||3-4|
|Strength & Conditioning||2-3|
- 46 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA
A minimum grade of C- in all classes
|A 588||Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury||4|
|A 501||Introduction to Clinical Practice in Athletic Training||1|
|X 505||Principles & Foundations of Public Health*||0|
|A 581||Athletic Training Principles for the Spine||3|
|A 510||Emergency Response for the Athletic Trainer||3|
|A 511||Applied Clinical Practice in Athletic Training I||1|
|A 512||Critical Inquiry in Athletic Healthcare I||1|
|A 695||Athletic Training Practicum I||1|
|A 540||Orthopedic Principles of Musculoskeletal Injuries I||4|
|A 520||Principles & Techniques of Therapeutic Intervention I||3|
|A 521||Applied Clinical Practice in Athletic Training II||1|
|A 522||Critical Inquiry in Athletic Healthcare II||1|
|A 695||Athletic Training Practicum II||1|
|A 570||Healthcare Organization & Administration*||3|
|A 550||Orthopedic Principles of Musculoskeletal Injuries II||4|
|A 530||Principles & Techniques of Therapeutic Intervention II||3|
|A 531||Applied Clinical Practice in Athletic Training III||1|
|A 532||Critical Inquiry in Athletic Healthcare III||1|
|A 695||Athletic Training Practicum III||1|
|A 560||General Medical Conditions in Athletic Healthcare||3|
|H 650||Public Health Ethics for Research and Practice*||3|
|A 541||Applied Clinical Practice in Athletic Training IV||1|
|A 542||Critical Inquiry in Athletic Healthcare IV||1|
|A 695||Athletic Training Practicum IV||1|
Students will complete a progressive sequence of clinical education experiences designed to lead to autonomous patient care as an athletic trainer. The program provides opportunities with various patient populations across multiple athletic training practice settings including secondary schools, division I athletics, the military, the performing arts, and physician offices.
Tuition & Fees
The current tuition rate for graduate courses in the School of Public Health is $399.72 per credit hour for in-state students, and $1,233.02 for out-of-state students. The average costs for academic fees are $669.29 per semester.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Prospective and current students can estimate tuition and fees at: Student Central > Estimate your tuition and fees.
MSAT Program Costs
Additional costs specific to the MSAT program include:
- Books and associated course materials ($100 - $300 per semester)
- NATA student membership fee ($75 per year)
- Professional Liability Insurance ($35 per year)
- BOC certification examination ($330 one-time fee at the end of the program of study)
- TB Vaccine (optional) - Cost varies. Significant low cost for IU students at the IU Health Center
- HBV Immunization (optional) - Cost varies. Significant low cost for IU students at the IU Health Center
|Bradley W. Sage M.S.Ed, LAT, ATC
Program Director, Athletic Training
Bio Page: Bradley Sage
|Leif P. Madsen, PhD, LAT, ATC
Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training
Phone: (812) 855-4548
Bio Page: Leif Madsen
View and/or download the Application and Admission Criteria document for help in applying to the program.
To apply to the MSAT program please complete the following:
- Log on to the School of Public Health-Bloomington Admission: Graduate Webpage.
- Review the Requirements for Degree Programs
- Select the SOPHAS link: Schools of Public Health Application Service
- Select “Apply”
- Create a SOPHAS account
- Select “Indiana University School of Public Health Bloomington” from the drop down menu
- Select “MS-MS Athletic Training”
- Complete all sections the SOPHAS application
- Complete the supplemental Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application
Note: In some portions of the application it may indicate that Fall 2019 is the start date of the program. Be advised that admitted students will begin the program in the Summer of 2019.
For additional information on the MSAT program, please contact:
Bradley W. Sage M.S.Ed, LAT, ATC
Program Director, Athletic Training
1025 E. 7th Street, Room C202
Bloomington, Indiana, 47405