MSAT Program Description and Degree Requirements
Degree requirements are listed in the University Catalog. Students are governed by the catalog under which they were enrolled or, at the student’s option, the catalog of any subsequent year in which that student was in residence.
The Department of Kinesiology, within the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree. The UTA MSAT features nationally recognized faculty, highly experienced clinical preceptors, a multitude of clinical rotation options, and outstanding sports medicine facilities. Students will receive in-depth classroom and laboratory instruction focused on injury prevention, musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis, acute care, and therapeutic interventions for managing musculoskeletal injuries and common medical conditions in physically active individuals. The UT Arlington MSAT is a two-year cohort-based professional (entry-level) program designed to prepare students for a career in the healthcare profession of athletic training.
The MSAT degree is a challenging, two-year, six-semester 57 semester credit hour program. All new, incoming students begin the degree in the month of June. The program sequence involves 2 summer semesters (11-weeks in length), and 4 long semesters (15-weeks in length). The degree is non-thesis, however a research project is required of all students. Also, students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 semesters of clinical rotations involving direct patient care in an approved health care. At the conclusion of the 2-year period, students will have earned a minimum of 1,270 clinical hours.
In order to complete the degree, students must meet the retention requirements which include both academic and professional behavior standards, as described on the MSAT Retention Criteria and Policy webpage (click or tap here).
The 2013 MSAT Degree Plan, which requires 52 semester credit hours, applies to UTA MSAT students who entered the program between 2013 and 2016: MSAT Degree Plan (2013)
The 2017 MSAT Degree Plan, which requires 57 semester credit hours, applies to UTA MSAT students who entered the program in 2017 or later: MSAT Degree Plan (2017)