Master of Science in Athletic Training Practice

Earn your Master's in Athletic Training.

2 Years | Post-Professional | Limited-Residency

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Stay Up-To-Date with Changes

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 Advanced Competencies

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.

Designed for Practicing ATs

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 degree. Our program is primarily online over 6 semesters, so students can continue to work as ATs

Accelerated Program Option

Earn your master’s in AT in under 2 years by choosing our accelerated pathway. The accelerated program includes 8-week courses. You can choose to take these 8-week courses whenever each course is offered. 

Bridge to our PhD Program

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.

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.

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Leadership

Develop yourself as a leader. Learn leadership theories, healthcare leadership concepts, and more. Dive into communication, strategy, and uncertainty management. Explore modern leadership challenges.

Mental Health

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 national mental health crisis.

Emergency Procedures

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.

Evidence-Based Practice

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Winter 2022

Priority Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
Semester Start:  January 4, 2022

Summer 2022

Priority Application Deadline: March 7, 2022
Final Application Deadline: April 4, 2022
Semester Start:  May 2, 2022

Fall 2022

Priority Application Deadline: July 5, 2022
Final Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Semester Start:  August 29, 2022

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Current BOC or state license
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA 

 

 

The University requires specific vaccinations for those who will be present on campus for University activities such as commencement, limited residencies, or on-site weeks. For a current list of these required vaccinations please see the University statement about vaccinations and exemptions (https://rm.edu/vaccination-statement/).

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.

Tuition & Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.