Earn an athletic training master's degree

Become certified or extend your credentials as an athletic trainer.

Work with athletes, athletic trainers, physicians and other health care providers while in school.

Enter the job market with the confidence and skills necessary to succeed.

Nearly 100% of our students find a job or admission into post-professional programs before they graduate.

Athletic Training Graduate Programs

We offer two graduate programs in athletic training. Which one is for you?

Graduate programs

  • Master of Athletic Training (MAT): Earn your certification as an athletic trainer.
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT): For certified athletic trainers wanting to thrive in advanced roles. 

These accredited programs allow you to gain new knowledge, apply your skills in real patient care and advance your progress in the profession.

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Master of Athletic Training

Become a certified athletic trainer.

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Master of Science in Athletic Training

Already a certified athletic trainer? Extend your skill set and prime yourself for greater roles.

Why earn a master's degree in athletic training at Missouri State?

  • Missouri State’s department of public health and sports medicine has a reputation for delivering high-quality education with more than three decades of educating athletic training students.
  • The department focuses on learning through hands-on clinical training incorporated throughout the curriculum.
  • Our students consistently perform above the national average on the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and have nearly 100 percent placement in jobs and graduate programs.  Review our Outcomes and BOC exam pass rates.

CAATE Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education certifies that Missouri State University has completed a comprehensive accreditation review and demonstrated compliance with the nationally established Standards. The next comprehensive review will occur in academic year 2022-2023.

Our mission

Guided by the public affairs mission of the university, the mission of the athletic training program is to develop highly educated individuals as well as proficient health care professionals in the field of athletic training and the broader area of sports medicine. Faculty, students, and staff of the program support this mission by engaging in culturally rich educational experiences that foster responsibility and ethical leadership; pursuing new knowledge via professional and scholarly activities; providing community engagement through service to the university, Springfield community, and athletic training profession; and engaging in lifelong learning.

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