The Master of Athletic Training degree is a professional degree designed to prepare students to become certified athletic trainers and function as health care providers within an evolving health care delivery system. This program is proposed to begin in the summer of 2018.  We anticipate the application processing to begin early October 2017.

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Admission requirements

Full admission to the program is selective and competitive. Not all who apply will be accepted.

  1. Submission of an application to ATCAS that must include a personal statement not to exceed three pages.
  2. Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from an academic source such as an advisor or instructor.
  3. Documented evidence of a minimum of 50 hours of observation of athletic trainers in at least two different areas of practice.
  4. Evidence of current Emergency Cardiac Care certification from an acceptable ECC provider.
  5. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  6. Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years prior to application with a preferred minimum score of 153 in verbal reasoning, 150 in quantitative reasoning and 3.5 in analytical writing.
  7. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation. The undergraduate major may be in any field, but students must complete the listed prerequisites prior to entering the program in the summer.


  1. Care and Prevention or Introduction to Sports Medicine: 2-3 hrs.
  2. English: 6 hrs.
  3. College Algebra or higher: 3 hrs.
  4. Statistics: 3 hrs.
  5. Physics with lab: 3-4 hrs.
  6. Introductory Chemistry with lab: 4-5 hrs.
  7. Introductory Psychology: 3 hrs.
  8. General Biology/Biomedical Sciences with lab: 4-5 hrs.
  9. Human Anatomy with lab: 4 hrs.
  10. Human Physiology with lab: 4 hrs.
  11. Medical Terminology: 1-3 hrs.
  12. Exercise Physiology: 3-4 hrs.
  13. Biomechanics or Kinesiology: 3-4 hrs.
  14. Nutrition: 3 hrs.

CAATE Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education certifies that Missouri State University's BSAT 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.