The Master of Science in athletic training program emphasizes critical inquiry, scientific theory, skill acquisition and application, and professional behaviors that advance health and the human condition across diverse populations of patients.
About The Program
The program features nationally recognized faculty, highly experienced preceptors, a multitude of clinical rotation options, and outstanding sports medicine facilities. Students receive in-depth classroom and laboratory instruction focused on injury prevention, assessment and diagnosis, acute care, and therapeutic interventions for managing musculoskeletal injuries and common medical conditions in physically active individuals. The MSAT is a two-year, cohort-based professional (entry-level) program designed to prepare students for the Board of Certification Inc. examination and licensure.
All students accepted into the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program will complete 57 hours of coursework.
The following courses will be required for completion of the MSAT degree program.
Prefix and Number Required Courses SCH
KINE 5230 --- Foundations of Orthopedic Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions --- 2
KINE 5120 --- Athletic Training Clinical I --- 1
KINE 5231 --- Fundamentals of Athletic Training I --- 2
KINE 5353 --- Lower Extremity Assessment and Rehabilitation --- 3
KINE 5232 --- Fundamentals of Athletic Training II --- 2
KINE 5355 --- Pathophysiology & Pharmacology II --- 3
KINE 5354 --- UPPER Extremity Assessment and Rehabilitation --- 3
KINE 5233 --- Therapeutic Modalities --- 2
KINE 5348 --- Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I --- 3
KINE 5221 --- Clinical Athletic Training Ii --- 2
KINE 5222 --- Clinical Athletic Training Iii --- 2
KINE 5223 --- Clinical Athletic Training IV --- 2
KINE 5333 --- Health Care Administration --- 3
KINE 5227 --- Literature and Research for the Athletic Trainer --- 2
KINE 5224 --- Clinical Athletic Training V --- 2
KINE 5228 --- Seminar in Athletic Training --- 2
KINE 5344 --- Scholarship in Athletic Training Practice --- 3
KINE 5225 --- Clinical Athletic Training VI --- 2
KINE 5229 --- Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics for the Athletic Trainer --- 2
KINE 5356 --- Head and Spine Assessment and Rehabilitation --- 3
KINE 5341 --- Advanced Immediate and Emergency Care --- 3
KINE 5234 --- Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making --- 2
KINE 5235 --- Advanced Functional Assessment and Corrective Exercise --- 2
KINE 5128 --- Clinical Diagnostic Procedures --- 1
KINE 5357 --- Preventative Medicine and Population Health --- 3
Total Hours --- 57
Why Choose Us?
In-depth classroom and laboratory instruction
Nationally recognized faculty
Highly experienced preceptors
Application instructions and materials can be found on the UT Arlington MSAT website.
Earned Bachelor’s degree, with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work.
GRE score report (Preferred scores: Verbal = 150; Quantitative = 141*UT Arlington graduates who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (or higher), in the last 60 credit hours as calculated by Graduate Admissions, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, AND a 3.0 in all upper-division work are eligible for a GRE waiver. (only applies to UT Arlington graduates).
50 hours of observation with an athletic trainer (LAT and/or ATC credential)
Meet program technical standards for admission
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination
Hepatitis B vaccination (three doses)
International students are required to receive tuberculosis screening and this must be performed at the UTA Student Health Center or another U.S. facility
International applicants must meet the University’s English language test score requirements for graduate admission.
Required prerequisite courses *Prerequisite courses must have been completed with a grade of “C” or better and within the last 10 years.
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Functional Anatomy (must be upper-division and may also be titled Applied Kinesiology, Kinesiology, or Biomechanics)
Physiology of Exercise
Statistics or Research Design
Biology (lecture and lab)
Physics (lecture and lab; will accept PHYS 3360 from UTA students)
Chemistry (lecture and lab)
Preferred Prerequisite Courses
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission criteria may be considered for probationary admission with documented previous relevant experience and recommendations describing the potential for exceptional personal and professional growth. Students who are admitted on probationary status will be limited in their clinical experience time, will be required to meet with the MSAT faculty to develop a success plan, and must complete their first term with a 3.0 GPA.