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In alignment with the mission of the Department of Kinesiology, the program will emphasize 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 that most likely will take place remotely. During year 1, students should plan on spending 20 – 25 hours/week in a clinical assignment which will increase to 30 – 50 hours/week during the year 2 immersion experience.

Questions about the program?

We will have monthly informational sessions through January! Please see the dates/times/locations below and RSVP to athletictraining@coloradomesa.edu. For virtual informational sessions, you will receive the Zoom link upon making your reservation. 

  • October 12, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, MC 161 (In person only)
  • November 4, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Virtual (Zoom link to be sent once you RSVP)
  • December 8, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Virtual (Zoom link to be sent once you RSVP)
  • January 11, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Virtual (Zoom link to be sent once you RSVP)

Please reach out to us at athletictraining@coloradomesa.edu 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.

Application

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Accreditation

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.