Master of Science in Athletic Training

Program Overview

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.

Vision

To be the preeminent leader in the professional preparation of athletic trainers.

Mission

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.

Goals
  • 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.
Admission Requirements
  • 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
  • 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.

Required Prerequisite Coursework
Course Credits
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Chemistry 4
Biology 3
Exercise Physiology 3
Physics 3
Biomechanics 3
Human Nutrition 3
Psychology 3
Statistics 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Prerequisite Coursework:
Course Credit
Intro to Athletic Training 2-3
CPR & First Aid 3
Emergency Medical Technician 3-4
Strength & Conditioning 2-3
Epidemiology 3
Ethics 3
Degree Requirements
  • 46 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA
    A minimum grade of C- in all classes

MSAT Tab Sheet

Academic Course Sequence
Year 1
Course# Credits
Summer
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
Fall
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
Spring
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
Year 2
Course # Credits
Summer
A 570 Healthcare Organization & Administration* 3
Fall
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
Spring
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

 *Online course

Clinical Education

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.

Core Faculty
Bradley Sage Bradley W. Sage M.S.Ed, LAT, ATC
Program Director, Athletic Training
sageb@indiana.edu
Phone: 812-856-2773
Bio Page: Bradley Sage
Leif Madsen Leif P. Madsen, PhD, LAT, ATC
Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training
lpmadsen@indiana.edu
Phone: (812) 855-4548
Bio Page: Leif Madsen
Application:

To apply to the MSAT program please complete the following:

  1. Log on to the School of Public Health-Bloomington Admission: Graduate Webpage.
  2. Review the Requirements for Degree Programs
  3. Select the SOPHAS link: Schools of Public Health Application Service
  4. Select “Apply”
  5. Create a SOPHAS account
  6. Select “Indiana University School of Public Health Bloomington” from the drop down menu
  7. Select “MS-MS Athletic Training
  8. Complete all sections the SOPHAS application
  9. 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.

Contact

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
sageb@indiana.edu
Phone: 812-856-2773

Additional Resources