The MSAT program is a professional (entry-level) athletic training program for students who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
It is a two year full-time graduate program. There are two options for the MSAT program: 2 year and 5 year. The 2 year option is for students who will have completed a bachelor's degree prior to the beginning of the master's program. The 5 year option is a dual degree program for incoming freshmen which provides the opportunity for students to complete a BS in Kinesiology and a MS in Athletic Training in five years. Regardless of the option, students will take the same coursework during the two year professional phase.
If you are a current undergraduate student at Texas A&M University or an undergraduate student transferring to Texas A&M, interested in becomg an athletic trainer, you will most likely need to pursue the 4+2 option. You will pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of your choosing (Kinesiology is most common) and apply to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. You should contact an undergraduate academic advisor to help you determine your options.
The MSAT program offers the highest quality of athletic training education providing both a stimulating academic environment and an in depth hands on clinical experience.
Some highlights of the MSAT program include:
- faculty and sports medicine staff dedicated to student success;
- small class sizes to allow individualized instruction and career planning;
- opportunity to work with elite and Olympic caliber SEC athletes;
- state of the art athletic training facilities;
- robust Aggie athletic training alumni network to assist with job seeking;
- new manual therapy course with tool assisted certification;
- excellent BOC pass rates and job placement;
- cadaveric anatomy lab in new premier gross anatomy lab in College of Medicine;
- student awards locally and nationally.
Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
For more information or to schedule a visit, contact:
Lori Greenwood, PhD, LAT, ATC
MSAT Program Director
For prospective undergraduate students, we will hold athletic training information sessions during Aggie Information Day and Aggieland Saturday http://aggiebound.com/events.