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Department of Kinesiology

MS in Athletic Training

The  MSAT degree is a cohort-based, entry-level professional program designed to prepare graduates for the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers’ licensure exam and the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC) examination, leading to a career in the health care profession of athletic training.

The didactic, laboratory, and clinical components of the program will be structured around the 5th edition of the NATA Athletic Training Education Competencies, which address the following content areas:

  • Evidence-Based Practice      
    • Prevention and Health Promotion 
    • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis           
    • Acute Care of Injury and Illness                 
    • Therapeutic Interventions  
    • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral        
    • Healthcare Administration  
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

All students are required to complete five semesters (two fall, two spring, and one summer) of clinical education experiences in an athletic training, sports medicine, or other medical setting under the supervision of a program approved health care provider.

Important Notice:  UT Arlington is in a transition from the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training to a post baccalaureate professional degree (Master of Science in Athletic Training) beginning summer 2013.  The last undergraduate applications have been accepted for the 2013-14 academic year.  Post baccalaureate students interested in applying for the 2014-15 academic year must have all prerequisites completed by May 2014 to be eligible.  Potential students should contact the Dr. Krawietz for more information (