Department of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

The BSAT degree is transitioning to a professional master's degree 

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) degree is transitioning to a professional Master of Athletic Training degree.  Students completing the BSAT pre-admission requirements during the 2017-2018 academic year will be the final class eligible for the BSAT degree. 

A tradition of achievement and excellence

  • Missouri State‚Äôs Sports Medicine and Athletic Training department 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 exam and have nearly 100 percent placement in jobs and graduate programs.

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. MSU is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree. MSU will no longer accept students into the BSAT after spring 2018. The last BSAT undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May 2021.

Graduate programs

Undergraduate programs


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Inspiring academics

The sports medicine and athletic training department promotes learning through experience — with insight from dedicated faculty, expert advising and clinical training.

Faculty and Staff