M.S. Athletic Training

The UNCP MSAT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The MSAT program is for students interested in becoming athletic trainers.  It is a professional master's degree that provides entry to the athletic training profession upon successfully challenging the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.  As such, the core courses will address the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of entry-level athletic trainers.   Athletic trainers are health care providers who work collaboratively with other health care providers in schools, universities, clinics, physician offices, with law enforcement, the military, etc. to prevent, evaluate, and manage injuries/illnesses in the physically active population.

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Program Overview

This 65-credit program requires full-time attendance for 24 months and combines classroom and laboratory learning with clinical rotations in which students provide care to patients under the direct supervision of a preceptor.  Preceptors are athletic trainers and physicians who guide the students through the hands-on application of the knowledge they are gaining in their coursework.  Students complete clinical rotations across a variety of affiliate sites in multiple settings, such as universities/colleges, high schools, clinics/hospitals, and physician practices.

Mission, Goals & Objectives

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Program Admission

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at UNCP is one of the best values in North Carolina. Enrolling in this CAATE-accredited program will offer you a competitive edge in your career. 


Tuition and Fees

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Curriculum and Course Sequencing

UNCP's program admits one cohort annually, with courses beginning in May and offering a balance between coursework and clinical experiences. 

2020 Curricular Plan