Master of Science in Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.


The mission of the Athletic Training (AT) Program is to integrate evidence-based education and clinical practice to develop ATs capable of advancing the quality of healthcare for athletes and physically active individuals. The Program accomplishes this educational directive through quality instruction, individualized clinical rotations, and a clinically integrated rehabilitation capstone project.

Our educational model allows you to apply knowledge and skills to real-life clinical problems, facilitating your ability to make autonomous decisions. More importantly, however, you will graduate from the program having made numerous clinical decisions and having executed real-life rehabilitation protocols. These skills will immediately prepare you for a successful AT career.

The Student Experience

  • Students who successfully complete this professional  graduate degree program will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) degree and will be eligible to register and take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certifying examination.
  • The M.S.A.T. curriculum takes a modular approach to education.
    • This approach combines assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention around body parts.
    • You will “close the loop” of assessing and treating an injury in one course as opposed to having separate and disconnected evaluation, modality, and rehabilitation courses.
    • This approach is much more clinically realistic and aligns better with current learning and teaching theory.
  • You will have access to the Athletic Training Education Laboratory.
    • It houses eight high-low tables, four taping stations, therapeutic modalities, exercise equipment, and rehabilitation tools.
    • The room is set up with computer technology to allow both lectures and laboratories. The room also serves as a study area for you to practice clinical skills.
  • Your M.S.A.T. education is strengthened by the clinical integrated rehabilitation project, which requires students to perform rehabilitation on a real-life patient and then present the project as a case study.


Students who graduate with an M.S.A.T. degree and who have passed the BOC examination to obtain the ATC credential will obtain jobs as athletic trainers in a variety of patient settings. 

UNCG M.S.A.T. Alumni work in:

  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • High Schools
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Pediatric Hospitals
  • Sport Performance Gyms
  • Dance Companies
  • Professional Sports
  • Military

Student Voices

To become a lifeguard, Alex Best had to retrieve a brick from the bottom of a pool. Due to his small stature, some doubted him. But with hard work and discipline, he accomplished his goal. The brick now serves as inspiration for him to challenge himself further. After earning his bachelor’s degree at UNC Greensboro, Alex decided to pursue a master’s in athletic training. Thanks to support from professors, he’s now preparing to serve on the front lines of athlete safety at the highest level of competition.

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Aaron Terranova

Aaron Terranova, EdD, LAT, ATC
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M.S.A.T. Program Director