Master of Science in Athletic Training

Sport & Exercise Sciences

About the Program Athletic Training (MS)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Barry University prepares students to become nationally certified and state licensed Athletic Trainers (ATs). ATs are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment and reduce risk in a variety of work and sport settings.

We are unique health care providers who are specifically trained five areas including prevention of injury and illness, assessment and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention, and health care administration.

Our program seeks to graduate compassionate global citizens and leaders from diverse backgrounds and who possess the skills necessary to be competent, ethical, collaborative, and accomplished healthcare providers.

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The MSAT prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination by addressing the required educational competencies and clinical proficiencies through a challenging curriculum that integrates didactic knowledge and clinical application.

Curriculum and Program Prerequisites

The MSAT program a cohort-model beginning in June each year. The program is delivered over two academic years (Summer-Fall-Spring; Summer-Fall-Spring).

Grounded in evidence-based practice, the first year focuses on critical knowledge and skills grouped by body areas (e.g. emergent care, lower extremity, upper extremity, primary care and head/spine) and the second year focuses on patient care. Students’ final semester includes the new CAATE mandated ‘immersive’ experience where students have a minimum of 4 weeks full-time (i.e., no in-class meetings) at a clinical site. The curriculum also intentionally reflects our University’s and Program’s values of diversity and inclusivity.

This program can be completed in two years, and graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Exam, a mandatory examination an individual is required to pass to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Detailed Admission Requirements Board of Certification Exam

Jobs in Athletic Training

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for athletic trainers are expected to grow 23% from 2016 to 2026. Before entering the field, graduates must pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.

Once certified, graduates can begin careers as qualified athletic trainers, helping people of all ages from young athletes to the elderly.

Barry’s master’s in athletic training program is suited for those looking to pursue a career in sports medicine. Applications will be reviewed as received and admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all cohort slots are filled.

Employment is widely available across many fitness and healthcare settings, including:

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Accreditation Statement

Barry University is currently seeking accreditation for their new athletic training master’s degree 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 January 2025. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site review does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students who 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.

* It is important to note that Barry University's undergraduate program has maintained continuous accreditation since 1994. It was discontinued due to a CAATE requirement that all AT programs be offered at the master’s degree level.

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