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What will I learn?

The M.S. in Athletic Training is an entry-level professional program that prepares you to take the national Athletic Training Board of Certification exam. Certified athletic trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession.

Careers:

Professional athletic trainers use the latest advances in the field to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries and to help clients maximize their physical performance. The academic study is rigorous. The pay-off can be a great career in sports medicine and the opportunity to help others on a daily basis

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) work in athletic departments, hospitals, clinics, sports, industry, the military, and wherever people are physically active. Build a foundation in sciences and practice your skills in the university athletic training room. Graduate fully prepared to sit for the National Athletic Training Board of Certification exam.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • University athletic trainer
  • Community college athletic trainer
  • High school athletic trainer
  • Athletic training hospital setting
  • Military hospital work
  • Rehabilitation/sports medicine clinic

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Education of athletic trainers
  • High School teacher/Athletic trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 58 Units)

Tuition fees
US$25,708.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

NAU Phoenix Biomedical Campus

435 N 5th Street,

PHOENIX,

Arizona,

85004, United States

Full Time (Minimum of 58 Units)

Tuition fees
US$25,708.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff Campus,

FLAGSTAFF,

Arizona,

86011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale for their bachelor’s degree to be considered for regular admission. Admitted students are expected to have undergraduate educational experiences, including general education studies, that are similar to those required for a baccalaureate at Northern Arizona University.

For international students

Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale for their bachelor’s degree to be considered for regular admission. Admitted students are expected to have undergraduate educational experiences, including general education studies, that are similar to those required for a baccalaureate at Northern Arizona University.

The minimum English proficiency scores for most programs are: 80 (TOEFL iBT) or 6.5 (IELTS). Scores must be sent directly to the Center for International Education from the Testing Institution.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Northern Arizona University

Teaching is world-class and led by expert faculty who know how to nurture student talent.

  • Bachelor’s and graduate degrees
  • English language and exchange programs
  • Located in the stunning natural U.S. state of Arizona
  • 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio

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