Master of Science in Athletic Training

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A master’s degree for certified athletic trainers

Advance your career as a certified athletic trainer with the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree.

This program is one-of-a-kind in Missouri – we have the only post-professional master's degree in the state.

Degree options

Degree plan
Review a sample schedule for completing your degree in two years.

Not certified yet?

Become a certified athletic trainer through the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program.

Graduate assistantship

If you're interested in a graduate assistantship, email: a resume, cover letter, a list of three references and a one-page essay indicating you career goals and how the MSAT program will assist in reaching those goals to Dr. W David Carr, program director, at

Admission to the MSAT program is completed using the GRADCAS online application system.

Why earn an MSAT degree at Missouri State?

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Take your skills to new levels

This two-year degree program, also known as the post-professional program, helps certified athletic trainers apply and advance their rehabilitation and leadership skills.

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Extend your career potential

The MSAT program helps you build the traits of a leader. Ready yourself for advanced AT roles in administration, rehab or leadership.

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Learn from experts

Diverse faculty and practicing clinicians teach your classes. They provide high-quality instruction and clinical expertise.

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Join a proud tradition

Missouri State has a reputation for delivering a high-quality education in athletic training (AT). Our program spans more than four decades.

Additional program information