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How long does it take to complete the MS Athletic Training degree?

The program requires 6 sequential semesters over 2 calendar years. You begin in the Summer term, and complete the program at the end of the Spring term 2 years later.

Can I maintain a job while completing the MS Athletic Training degree?

Yes, many students work part-time during the academic year. It is important to also consider the high academic load (9-14 credits per semester) as well as the clinical education experiences (about 12 hours per week) when considering employment. It is not advisable to have a full-time job while completing the program.

Can I still apply to the BS Athletic Training program?

No, the BS Athletic Training program is no longer admitting students.

I have already passed the Board of Certification Exam and am a Certified Athletic Trainer, and I would like to pursue a Master’s degree. Is this the program for me?

No, this is a professional degree program intended to prepare students to take the Board of Certification Exam. A good option for post-professional education is the MS Kinesiology, PhD Kinesiology, or PhD Health Sciences.


For program information or questions, email:

Jennifer Earl-Boehm, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Program Director