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Athletic Training

Program Details

  • College/University: Winona State University
  • Award: Master of Science
  • Credits: 51
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

The Athletic Training major is currently transitioning from a nationally accredited undergraduate program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to an entry level Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. Students interested in this professional program have two admission opportunities: 1) a 3+2 option, or 2) a 2 year graduate program following completion of a baccalaureate program.

1. 3+2 Program: Students would enroll at WSU with the intention to graduate with a MSAT degree in five years. The program is designed to provide students with all the necessary pre-requisite courses and degree requirements for admission into the professional phase of the program (graduate courses/clinical immersion). During the 4th year students will be conferred an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Science. At the completion of the professional program, students will be awarded a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree.

The 3+2 program is intended for students entering WSU as freshman or students who transfer/change majors early in their undergraduate education. Students that change majors or transfer to WSU are not guaranteed admission into the MSAT program. Student should be aware that it may take additional time to complete all undergraduate and graduate requirements.

2. Two Year MSAT Program: This entry route is for students who have completed a bachelor�s degree and have met the admission requirements (link) for the professional phase of the MSAT program.

Once admitted to the professional phase of the program students will complete the academic curriculum and required clinical education experiences in a variety of athletic training settings. Students who complete the clinical education and academic requirements for the MSAT program are eligible for national certification through the Board of Certification (BOC).

Students interested in the graduate Athletic Training program must apply to the program, participate in a competitive selection process, and adhere to published retention guidelines. Important up to date information is available on the Athletic Training program website (; including:
� Program updates
� Application information and instructions
� Student cost information
� Clinical education requirements
� Retention guidelines
� Student rights and due process
Information contained on the Athletic Training program website is considered to be the most accurate and all program updates will be advertised and published there.

Career Opportunities

Winona State University has a long-standing tradition of graduates who become certified athletic trainers and make positive contributions to the allied health profession of athletic training. While some WSU graduates have secured positions with professional, semi-professional, and Olympic teams, others have obtained positions as university head athletic trainers, clinic directors, physician extenders, industrial/corporate athletic trainers, military athletic trainers and high school athletic trainers.

See attached "MSAT Graduate Catalog" document for additional information.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Winona State University 55987
Winona State University
Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838 Winona, MN 55987
Toll-Free: (800) 342-5978
Local: (507) 457-5100

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