Athletic Training - Master of Science

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Accelerated Plan allows qualified students to start taking courses in the approved master’s degree while finishing their bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Graduate course sequencing allows undergraduate students to complete their fourth year of the Exercise Science major while completing the first-year coursework in the MSAT. This pathway allows students to apply to the Athletic Training program during their third year (junior) and complete the Master’s degree in Athletic Training in five years upon matriculation to UW-Eau Claire.

A student interested in the MSAT Accelerated plan should consult with academic advisors and the Program Director in Athletic Training and declare “pre-athletic training” as their course sequencing. A student will major in Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology and earn credits toward their Bachelor of Science degree. Upon successful completion of the fifth year in the MSAT program, a student would graduate with a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree and be eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) Inc. national certification examination and state licensure as an entry-level athletic trainer.

To maintain good standing in the MSAT Accelerated Plan:

  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all graduate level coursework. 
  • Failure to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate level coursework could risk discontinuation from the MSAT Accelerated Plan and/or prevent future acceptance to the MSAT degree program.
  • Must earn a grade of C or better in all graduate level coursework. A graduate course grade below C will not be accepted to the MSAT degree program; grades below C will need to be repeated.

The following MSAT courses will fulfill degree requirements for both the Exercise Science Major and the MSAT Program:

Exercise Science Undergraduate Course
KINS 498Exercise Science Internship6
Exercise Science Secondary Area27
MSAT Course
KINS 780AClinical Practicum I2
KINS 781AClinical Practicum II2
KINS 700APrinciples of Athletic Training (summmer)3
KINS 701AApplied Anatomy (summer)2
KINS 710AFoundations of Clinical Practice (summer)3
KINS 720APhysical Assessment and Treatment of the Lower Extremity (fall)5
KINS 762APsychosocial Aspects in Healthcare (fall)1
KINS 714APathophysiology & Emergency Medicine (fall)3
KINS 721APhysical Assessment and Treatment of the Head and Spine (winter)4
KINS 722APhysical Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Body (spring)5
KINS 763APharmacological Agents in Healthcare (spring)1