Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Graduate Program Highlight – MSAT

The Kinesiology department offers a Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree program that prepares graduate students to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) to become Certified Athletic Trainers. The MSAT program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who not only provide emergency care, but also help our patients return to activity and to regular daily activities. Athletic Trainers are experts in prevention, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries and medical conditions.

The MSAT program offers an extensive modular curriculum in anatomy, assessment, rehabilitation, administration, general medicine, and more. The clinical footprint of the MSAT stretches across North Carolina in various high schools, colleges, clinics, and even special fields such as professional sports, military, and the performing arts. Students are constantly expanding their knowledge and skills with their designated preceptor as they apply their classroom knowledge to real-world experiences. The MSAT builds confidence and abilities as students develop into highly exceptional clinicians.

If the program sounds right for you, please explore the extensive information found on the MSAT Program web pages.

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MSAT Students pictured above (L to R) are Napoleon Manley and Zach Hamm