Our Mission

To develop advanced training clinicians in rehabilitation and leadership suitable to a variety of clinical employment settings.  Students will acquire and create new knowledge, apply advance concepts, and advance the AT profession while developing lifelong learning skills, and participate in the university's public affairs mission.

Why study athletic training at Missouri State? 

  • You’ll gain extensive and comprehensive real-world athletic training experiences with college sports, high school sports, sports medicine clinics, physicians, and other health care providers.  
  • You’ll feel well prepared for the Board of Certification exam, knowing that historically graduates have performed as high as 20 percent over the national average.
  • You’ll enter the job market with confidence and skills necessary to succeed.
  • Our graduates have nearly 100 percent placement in jobs or in post-professional graduate programs.

Careers and outcomes

As a certified athletic trainer, you can find immediate work in athletic training and sports medicine practice settings.


Helping you succeed

Make a smart investment in your future. Access financial aid and friendly support. 

Immersive academics

The Department of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training promotes learning through experience - with insight from dedicated faculty, expert advising and clinical training.

Getting started at Missouri State