Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
A 53-credit program completed in 2 years.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) at The University of Connecticut prepares athletic trainers to practice in the areas of injury prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation and reconditioning of illnesses and injuries in a physically active population. The program also prepares the athletic trainer in the areas of organization and administration and professional responsibility.
The program is designed for students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and aspire to become athletic trainers. The Masters Program is a 60 credit program completed in 2 years beginning at the end of May of every year.
Students who choose UConn have the chance to learn and interact with faculty that are leading experts in the field.
Students graduating from the MSAT program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Once a student successfully passes the BOC examination, they are eligible to apply for athletic training licensure.
The University of Connecticut athletic training program has over a 90% pass rate of students who take the exam. Learn more about student's outcomes from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
What is an Athletic Trainer?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.