Athletic Training Program Overview

The Master of Science in Athletic Training 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.  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. 

  • Year 1: 20 – 25 hours/week in a clinical assignment in the Grand Valley area.
  • Year 2: 30 – 50 hours/week with an immersion experience at a clinical site outside of the Grand Valley area. 

Throughout the first year, students will take their courses in the classroom at Colorado Mesa University and will complete their clinical experiences with local Athletic Trainers. During the second year, courses will be delivered in online and hybrid formats allowing students to immerse themselves in the clinical experience outside of the Grand Valley area. They will work with the Clinical Education Coordinator to determine their clinical site(s) for the second year.