Program Goals

The ultimate goal of the professional Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program is to prepare graduates to practice as an athletic trainer.  With this in mind, the program aligns with the following CMU goals, objectives, role, and mission:

  • Provide an adaptable, flexible approach to learning
    • The program will include in class, online, and hybrid courses as well as hands-on experience locally and remotely
  • Employ highly qualified faculty who will administer the program and be recognized for their professional expertise
  • Maintain small class sizes
    • To enhance the quality of the experience gained during clinical education, cohorts will be no larger than 20
  • Provide a learning environment that develops and promotes the skills of inquiry
    • Efforts are ongoing to refine teaching styles that best match student learning styles while emphasizing clinical decision making
  • Offer opportunities for applied learning (e.g. research and internships)
    • Accreditation requires each student participate in an immersive clinical experience; programmatic graduation requirements will build on this experience via a required publishable document