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Department of Kinesiology

Mission, Goals and Program Summary

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is to provide an active learning environment for students to acquire and master the knowledge, skills, clinical proficiencies, and attitudes necessary for success as an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer.

MSAT Program Goals

  1. Prepare students to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Exam.
  2. Prepare students to pass the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers State Licensure Exam.
  3. Develop athletic training knowledge, skills, and interpersonal abilities necessary to be successful as a practicing athletic trainer.
  4. Develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills for success in the ever-changing profession of athletic training.
  5. Instill the value of professionalism.
  6. Teach students the value of becoming involved in their professional associations through service work.
  7. Facilitate students' efforts in locating and securing an athletic training job or placement in a graduate school.

Program Summary

The UT Arlington ATEP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The UT Arlington MSAT is a two-year program. Completion of program requires a minimum of six semesters (includes summer). The program incorporates didactic (classroom), laboratory, and clinical education components structured around the 5th edition of the Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council (NATA-EC) and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the Board of Certification (BOC). Completion of the MSAT prepares students for success on the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers’ (TABAT) State Licensure Exam and the BOC Certification Exam.