Department of Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree is offered through the Department of Athletic Training which is housed in the School of Health Sciences. 

This is an entry-level master's degree program for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and wish to become certified athletic trainers. 

The program will provide students with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, healthcare outcomes and Interprofessional practice.   Students who complete the program will be prepared to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination for entry-level professionals. 

This academic configuration offers a variety of unique learning experiences for preparing future healthcare professionals.

  • The MSAT is a year round 24-month curriculum that provides athletic training students with an effective blend of evidence-based didactic information, clinical experiences for skill and theory integration, and exposure to a variety of practice settings for athletic trainers. 
  • The MSAT requires continuous enrollment and is uniquely designed to teach students how to function in an inter-professional health care team that mimics the real dynamic health systems in which they will work.
  • Students will engage in common courses with other graduate students in Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy programs. 

Chase Game Day

 In May 2015 the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) announced that professional education in athletic training must occur at the graduate level. Therefore Emory & Henry College is now offering the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Program Info

Learn more about our unique interprofessional Master's program for Athletic Training.


The Emory & Henry Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Mission, Goals & Outcomes

Learn more about the Mission, Program Goals & Outcomes of the Athletic Training Program.


Learn more about the requirements for program admission, access the application, transfer policy.


The MSAT Program features an exciting curriculum sequence where students will learn and grow along side students in the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy graduate programs.

Clinical Sim Lab

Click here to view our new state-of-the-art simulation lab facility, including our 10 room standardized patient and hospital rooms, control center, debriefing room, standardized patient waiting room, and student waiting room

Faculty & Staff

Meet some of the friendly faces of the athletic training program.

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