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Our application for the Summer 2024 Cohort is open until February 15th! 

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Students classified as Out-of-State students will be given a waiver and will pay In-State Tuition costs for all graduate level courses

In alignment with the mission of the Department of Kinesiology, and as a CAATE Accredited program, the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program emphasizes promoting wellness and physical activity across a diverse population of patients. Students will learn the importance of self-care and fostering resilience and wellness in themselves, in order to extend better care to others. Over the course of the two years enrolled, students will complete a number of clinical rotations, including immersion experiences during year 2 in locations ranging from Hawaii to Missouri and beyond. During year 1, students will spend 16 - 24  hours/week in a clinical assignment which will increase to 35 – 50 hours/week during the year 2 immersion experience.

Questions about the program?

Please reach out to us at [email protected] and we would be more than happy to answer any and all questions! 

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The professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program is a two-year, 38 credit-hour, standalone master’s degree delivered via traditional, online, and hybrid formats. The degree will employ course content that focuses on the competencies needed to practice both the art and science of athletic training, leading to compassionate and exceptional care to meet the regional needs of western Colorado and beyond.

Academic Requirements for Master of Science in Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program at Colorado Mesa University prepares graduates to practice as an athletic trainer.

The MSAT program ensures the highest quality of education by offering collective learning experiences enabling students to successfully challenge the Board of Certification examination and gain employment in a variety of settings including but not limited to:

  • High school/college athletic programs
  • Professional sports programs
  • Outpatient physical therapy/sports medicine clinics
  • Industrial/corporate settings
  • US military
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Our Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training Program at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) is to produce competent athletic trainers who use clinical decision making to provide patient care on varied populations. Through the program's professional preparation, which emphasizes patient-centered care and evidence-based practice in both didactic and clinical education, CMU Athletic Training Program graduates are well prepared to help athletes of our region and beyond enjoy wellness and physical activity.


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The Colorado Mesa University Master of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program earned a 5-year initial accreditation in February 2021 and holds the accreditation status of Active-in good standing.caate-logo-with-text.png
For questions regarding the accreditation status, please contact us or the CAATE.