Athletic Training Graduate Programs
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Explore your program
We offer two graduate programs in athletic training. Which one is for you?
These programs allow you to gain new knowledge, apply your skills in real patient care and advance your progress in the profession.
Become a certified athletic trainer.
Take this program if you're already a certified athletic trainer. Advance your skills, knowledge and prime yourself for greater roles.
Apply to your program
Depending on your program, you'll apply through a Centralized Application Service: ATCAS or GradCAS.
Why earn a master's degree in athletic training at Missouri State?
Make a smart career move
Gain the right credentials for the job market. Soon, only a master’s degree will allow you to become a certified athletic trainer.
Apply your skills and build your contacts
Grow and develop while in the program through hands-on clinical training. Connect with industry pros and organizations.
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.
Be ready for your next step
Our students perform well above the national average on the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. They also have a nearly 100 percent placement rate in jobs or graduate programs.
Review our Outcomes and BOC exam pass rates
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.
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.