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Master of Science in Athletic Training Practice

Earn your Master’s in Athletic Training.

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6 Semesters

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Why You Should Earn Your MSATP

Stay up-to-date with changes in AT education and practice requirements. By 2020, all undergraduate AT programs had to comply with the new 7th Edition Practice Analysis for ATs required by CAATE. By 2022, the athletic training profession is transitioning to an entry-level point of a Master’s of Athletic Training Practice. The MSATP degree allows you to stay up-to-date with those changes, by focusing on areas of specialization and the evolving demands of the profession. Become a skilled, evidence-based clinician with advanced practitioner techniques and the new competencies as outlined in the 7th Edition of the Practice Analysis.
Develop expertise in general medicine, psychosocial interventions, diagnosis, testing and interpretations. Deepen your knowledge of orthopedic applications and procedures, emergency procedures and care, biomedical testing and imaging and more. Advance knowledge and skills with non-traditional therapeutic interventions like dry needling, blood flow restriction, and manual therapies.
Earn your Master’s in athletic training while you work. Our MSATP is designed under a transitional model for athletic trainers who are working to earn their master’s. Our program is primarily online over 6 semesters, so students can continue to work as ATs in their communities. We believe it is important to continue practicing so you can directly implement what you are learning for your patients or clients.
Earn your master’s in AT in under 2 years by choosing our accelerated pathway. The accelerated program includes some 8-week courses. You can choose to take these 8-week courses whenever each course is offered. This will increase your course load but decrease your time to completion.
Earn your terminal academic degree and move into academia, scholarship, leadership, and more. After completing the MSATP, some credits are transferable to our PhD in Health Sciences. Choose from PhD concentration tracks such as Athletic Training, Human & Sport Performance, or Health Promotion & Wellness.

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The MSATP program is designed for individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards.

  • Current BOC or state license
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Applicants submit the following:
  • Online Application
  • The statement of professional goals, on the application, should include current intellectual and professional interests and personal motivations as to why the student is applying to the degree program
  • Resume/CV. Including detailed employment history, career history, extracurricular activities, etc
  • Official transcripts from each prior undergraduate and graduate institution from which a degree was earned
  • $50 Non-refundable application fee
Application materials can be emailed or mailed. Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed. Official transcripts must originate from the institution’s Registrar Office. Any transcripts emailed from the applicant will be considered unofficial.

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

MSATP Program Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to help you advance your career as an athletic trainer and prepare you to address the evolving field of athletic training.
Develop yourself as a leader. Learn leadership theories, healthcare leadership concepts, and more. Dive into communication, strategy, and uncertainty management. Explore modern leadership challenges.
Understand mental health in regard to active individuals. Learn to identify mental health disorders, recognize signs, and develop referral plans. Dive into a deeper understanding of substance abuse and other pharmacological agents. Do your part to help solve our nationwide mental health crisis.
Learn how to respond to urgent and emergent medical procedures in catastrophic settings within the scope of practice of an athletic trainer. Focus on catastrophic wound care, skin closures, advanced cardiovascular support, and administering intravenous fluids or medications. Emergency procedures and care will be included during the onsite session.
Become an evidence-based athletic trainer as you learn to review and critically appraise research. Use research to make informed clinical decisions in your practice. Learn how to use sophisticated research and evidence-based thinking to evaluate clinical practice and adapt patient care as necessary.
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The onsite session takes place in the summer semester over 4 days. You choose which summer semester to attend.
You take the lab courses during the semester you choose to attend the onsite session.
No, you must attend the summer onsite session.

University Accreditation

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

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