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Athletic Training Undergraduate Degree

Athletic Training at MSU

Michigan State University’s Athletic Training undergraduate program involves an aggressive, immersive and experiential learning structure, blended with an academically enriched curriculum. Students are exposed to state-of-the-art philosophies, equipment and research, and will benefit from hands-on interaction with MSU varsity athletes, athletic trainers and medical professionals.

Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. MSU’s degree program prepares students to recognize, evaluate, treat, rehabilitate and manage emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Our students are offered a wide interdisciplinary base of educational and professional development to prepare them for future job opportunities in collegiate, professional, clinical, high school, military, performing arts or industrial settings.

Athletic Training Undergraduate Program in Moratorium

The Michigan State University Athletic Training program will be transitioning from a bachelor’s to a master’s level program. Students entering MSU as freshmen in Fall Semester 2018 will not be able to choose Athletic Training as their major preference, but are encouraged to complete a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in preparation for an Athletic Training graduate program. Answers to common questions can be found on the transition FAQs.

Program Mission Statement and Outcomes

The Michigan State Univeristy Athletic Training program’s structure and curriculum is based around a detailed mission statement and series of programmatic outcomes. Please be sure to read through the MSU Athletic Training Program Mission Statement and Outcomes for more details.

Program Outcome Data (B.S.)

Student BOC Pass Rate

2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20203 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program.1820241963
Number of students graduating from program who took examination.1820241963
Number of students who passed examination on the first attempt.1617221251
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.8985926381
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.1818231657
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.10090968490

Student Graduation Rate

2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20203 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program.1820241963
Student Graduation Rate (%).1001009610098

Student Employment Rate

2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20203 year aggregate
Number of students employed as AT1313201447
Student Employment Rate as AT (%)7668807476
Number of students employed as other02125
Student Employment Rate as other (%)0114118
Number of students not employed4*4*339*
Student Not Employed Rate (%)24*21*121615*

* These students are in either a Graduate Program (i.e., Medical School, PA, DPT) or military.

Program Retention Rate (All Programs longer than 1 year)

2016-20172017-20182018-20193 year aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number)18212564
Number of Students returning for subsequent year 218202563
Program retention rate (%)1009510098

Keep KIN-nected!

Students in the Department of Kinesiology can gather insight and study tips from academic advisors, learn about research and internship opportunities and get a jump on career exploration and planning by checking out our KIN-nections blog.

Our Program By the Numbers


98%


ATHLETIC TRAINING GRADUATION RATE

64


PRECEPTORS (OR CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS) FOR THE PROGRAM

3,000+


RENOVATED SQUARE FOOTAGE AT IM CIRCLE FOR LABS, CLASSROOMS

Hands-on learning

Students have many opportunities to expand their learning in and out of the classroom, including:

  • Career-related internships
  • Experience in on-campus research laboratories
  • Teaching assistantships
  • Time in athletic training rooms at MSU and local high schools
  • Lab-based coursework and more!

Points of Distinction



REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE


Spartans have found internships and clinical rotations in more than 300 organizations, such as sport teams, hospitals and community agencies.


MOVING FORWARD


Within one year of earning a degree, 100% of graduates are employed or continuing their education, based on the 2016 Destination Survey.

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Department of Kinesiology
308 W. Circle Drive, Room 134 IM Sports Circle Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 355-4730 F: (517) 353-9680
Email: kingrad@msu.edu