The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has begun the process of Voluntary Withdrawal of accreditation of its Master's of Science in Athletic Training degree with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Due to this Voluntary Withdrawal of accreditation, UNCP will no longer be accepting students into the program effective Fall 2020.
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.
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.