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M.S. Program in Athletic Training

The Master of Science degree in Athletic Training helps students acquire knowledge and hands-on skills in emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic rehabilitation, medical conditions and evidence-based research. Now seeking admission for May 2020.

The professional Athletic Training program will prepare students to sit for the Board of Certification Exam and work in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports teams, sports medicine clinics, military, performing arts, industrial settings and other healthcare environments.

High-Quality, Hands-On Training

The Athletic Training program provides students with personalized, high-quality experiential learning opportunities in a growing health care field. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited, cohort-driven, full-time, entry-level professional program exposes students to foundational and advanced clinical reasoning, state-of-the-art health care equipment and patient-oriented research.

Mission & Careers

We aim to provide a comprehensive education and a strong clinical foundation for direct patient care through evidence-based research and outstanding preceptors.

Hear directly from alumni on career paths they found after graduating from the program.

Our Program By The Numbers

Big Ten Quality

As part of the Big Ten Conference, Michigan State University offers athletic training students an opportunity to gain clinical experience with a variety of Division I NCAA sports and student athletes. In addition to quality education, Big Ten institutions are ranked in the top 86 universities in the nation, and lead all other conferences with the most Academic All-Americans.

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Kinesiology Graduate Office
308 W. Circle Drive, Room
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 353-9680