Athletic Training, MSAT

College of Education and Human Development

school counseling master's degree students

Athletic Training, MSAT (57 hours)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) prepares health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities (nata.org).

The MSAT program is designed to provide students didactic and clinical experiences with actual patient populations. It is intended to encourage and facilitate a student’s immersive clinical experience to deliver patient centered care to diverse populations. Upon completion of the degree program, students will have met all requirements to sit for the national Board of Certification (BOC) examination to practice Athletic Training. Additionally, students will be eligible to apply for Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Athletic Training Licensure.


cacrep accredited The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training Program will operate in a cohort model. Students will start their academic curriculum in the summer session and will move though a pre-determined program. Students will need to maintain the curriculum course sequence in order to graduate from the program.

Domestic Students:


Priority deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Summer I 
March 1


Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Summer I 
April 1

International Students:


Priority deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Summer I 
Feb 15


Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Summer I 
March 15

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per paid application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program:

Students who meet the required application criteria will be considered by the Athletic Training Program Admissions Committee. Qualified applicants will be granted an interview by the admissions committee.

 

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

The MSAT program is a full-time two-year curriculum designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and satisfied the required pre-requisite courses.

Printable degree plan

Click to download (pdf)

Prerequisite Courses

Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
Biology 4 credits
Chemistry 4 credits
Physics 4 credits
Intro to Psychology 4 credits
Introduction to Athletic Training, Anatomical Kinesiology (Anatomy related course) and/or Prevention & Care 3 credits
Strength & Conditioning or Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 credits
Nutrition 3 credits
Biomechanics [+ Lab Preferred] 4 credits
Exercise Physiology [+ Lab Preferred] 4 credits
Statistics 3 or 4 credits

Course Sequence

1st year - Summer (12 credits)

SMED 5310 - Evidence Based Practice 3 credits
SMED 5341 - Law & Ethics in Athletic Training 3 credits
SMED 5200 - Taping, Bracing, and Preventative Care in AT 2 credits
SMED 5321 - Lower Extremity Assessment, Evaluation, and Tx 3 credits
SMED 5100 - CPR/Basic Life Support 1 credit

1st year - Fall (10 credits)

SMED 5322 - Upper Extremity Assessment, Evaluation, and Tx 3 credits
SMED 5331 - Therapeutic Intervention I 3 credits
SMED 5311 - Research I 3 credits
SMED 5101 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (clinical internship) 1 credit

1st year - Spring (10 credits)

SMED 5323 - Head, Neck, & Spine Assessment, Evaluation, and Tx 3 credits
SMED 5332 - Therapeutic Intervention II 3 credits
SMED 5313 – Biological Statistics for Athletic Training 3 credits
SMED 5102 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience II (clinical internship) 1 credit

2nd year - Summer (8 credits)

SMED 5324 - General Medical Conditions in the Athlete 3 credits
SMED 5333 - Pharmacology for the Athlete 3 credits
SMED 5103 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (clinical internship) 1 credit
SMED 5100 - CPR/Basic Life Support 1 credit

2nd year - Fall (10 credits)

SMED 5334 - Emerging Practice in Athletic Training 3 credits
SMED 5342 - Sports Psychology in Athletic Training 3 credits
SMED 5343 - Administration, Leadership & PD in AT 3 credits
SMED 5104 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV (clinical internship) 1 credit

2nd year - Spring (7 credits)

SMED 5312 - Research Methods II 3 credits
SMED 5335 - Athletic Training Seminar 3 credits
SMED 5105 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience V (clinical internship) 1 credit
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Athletic Training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since 1990. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for athletic trainers are expected to grow faster than average: 24% in the next 10 years.

Traditional Athletic Training employment settings include:

  • Secondary School Sports
  • Collegiate Sports
  • Semi-Professional Sports
  • Professional Sports

Emerging practice settings in Athletic Training employment settings include:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals (In-Patient, Out-Patient, Surgical, Outreach settings)
  • Corporate health programs
  • Clinical health care
  • Industrial health care
  • Military settings
  • Tactile medicine
  • Performing arts

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.

Master of Science in Athletic Training CAATE 2020 Standards for the Academic Accreditation of Professional Education Programs

BOC Pass Rates

BOC first-time pass rate 2016-2017 to 2018-2019 (pdf)

BOC overall pass rate 2016-2017 to 2018-2019 (pdf)

Student Graduation Rate

Student graduation rate 2016-2017 to 2018-2019 (pdf)

Employment Rate

Employment/placement rate 2016-2017 to 2018-2019 (pdf)

Student Retention Rate

Student retention rate 2016-2017 to 2018-2019 (pdf)

 

 

Additional Information

  • The program begins the beginning of June each year.
  • Applications to the program are only accepted once a year.
  • Part-time enrollment is not an option.
  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the two professional years. This GPA reflects all courses included in the professional curriculum. A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in the professional program.
  • In addition to successful completion of all courses required for graduation, students are required to pass a comprehensive written examination. Students will take this examination while enrolled in practicum. All students should have completed pre-requisites prior to enrollment in practicum.
  • Students enrolled in the MSAT program may be subjected to other fees or expenses associated with the Program.
  • Students enrolled in the MSAT program will be expected to engage in athletic training clinical experiences and supplemental clinical experiences. Additional information regarding travel expectations to clinical sites can be found here (pdf).
  • Athletic Training Program handbook (pdf)

Learn more about the College of Education and Human Development here.


Contact for more information:

Dr. Mikaela Boham

Athletic Training Program Director
6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5820
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5820
Office: 361-825-2169
mikaela.boham@tamucc.edu