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MS in Athletic Training Degree

Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training

As one of the fastest growing healthcare fields, there is no better time to enter the profession of athletic training. Athletic training is an exciting career with limitless opportunities in diverse settings. The innovative Masters of Science in Athletic Training program at UT Permian Basin will prepare students to be collaborative, innovative leaders in health care who seek to meet the needs of their patients and their communities.

You'll be ready to jump into your career the moment you earn your MS in Athletic Training! Athletic trainers treat a range of patients and can work in a variety of settings. Regardless of their practice setting, athletic trainers practice according to their education, scope of practice, and state practice act. Some of the most common settings Athletic Trainers are found in include:

  • Public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and Olympic sports
  • Youth leagues, municipal and independently owned youth sports facilities
  • Physician practice, similar to nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other professional clinical personnel
  • Rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehab, medical fitness, wellness, and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments in commercial settings, which include manufacturing, distribution, and offices to assist with ergonomics
  • Police and fire departments and academies, municipal departments, branches of the military
  • Performing arts including professional and collegiate level dance and music

Applications are now open for the Summer 2022 Cohort! Applications for the Summer 2022 Cohort are due May 1, 2022 for priority admission, and are available in ATCAS. Applications will be accepted for review until the cohort is full or the program begins. No applications will be considered after June 22, 2022.

Careers for Master of Science in Athletic Training:

Once you earn your degree, you can start a career in many fields, including:

  • Hospital emergency departments
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Law enforcement and military
  • Occupational and industrial settings
  • Performing arts
  • Physician offices
  • Professional sports
  • Secondary schools
  • Sports medicine clinics

MS in Athletic Training Degree Requirements

  • Complete 55 semester credit hours for the MS degree. 
  • Earn at least a B grade in ALL Athletic Training Courses
  • Maintain at least a 3.00 GPA

Program Costs

Students accepted into the MS in Athletic Training program will incur additional fees associated with the program.

Accreditation Status

The University of Texas Permian Basin is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2023. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.