Master of Athletic Training

The Master of Athletic Training is designed for individuals who did not earn a bachelor degree in Athletic Training or did not earn certification as an Athletic Trainer in their undergraduate major.

If you're already certified and want to advance your knowledge and clinical skills, then our Master of Science in Athletic Training is for you.

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.

MAT Mission

The mission of the Missouri State University’s Athletic Training Program is to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as athletic trainers. The program will fulfill this mission by providing comprehensive and multifaceted health care education founded on a challenging academic curriculum, instilling foundational professional behaviors, and highly integrated and immersive clinical experiences in accordance with the University’s commitment to Public Affairs.

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