Master of Science in Athletic Training

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The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree is designed for those who are seeking certification as an athletic trainer from the Board of Certification (BOC). The program is two years in length and open to students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. It includes didactic course work, clinical skill development, and practical experience. Students obtain clinical hours in professional athletics, Division I and Division II intercollegiate athletics, high school athletics, as well as hospitals and physical therapy clinics. Students may also conduct research in the Dunigan Movement Analysis Lab and use an interdisciplinary approach in evidence-based practices. UE's program maintains small student-to-preceptor and student-to-faculty ratios.

UE MS in Athletic Training Program Adds Another Immersive Clinical Site

Students in the University of Evansville Master of Science in Athletic Training Program may have clinical rotations with the University of Florida starting in Fall 2020. Read more about this new clinical partnership. This is in addition to clinical sites at Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, Western Kentucky University, and Louisville City FC. Read more about these immersive experiences.

The University of Evansville has one of approximately 130 CAATE-accredited professional-level master’s programs in the country. UE is one of three institutions in the nation that has concurrently running accredited professional athletic training programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level.

Morgan standing on the football field

Immersive Experiences

To quote Morgan Cornell (MSAT ’19), “It was the most amazing thing ever.” This most amazing thing ever was working the sidelines for Western Kentucky University’s football team on a road trip to the University of Wisconsin, ranked #4 at the time. UE’s MSAT immersive experiences with our clinical sites at WKU, University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, and Louisville City FC will give our students amazing experiences!

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Graduate Assistantships

The University of Evansville and the Master of Science in Athletic Training will award graduate assistantships for the 2020-2021 school year.

A three-credit hour tuition waiver will be awarded with each assistantship. Waivers can be applied to the semester of the recipient’s choice during that academic year.

Responsibilities for these students can include:

  • Research assistance in the Dunigan Movement Analysis Laboratory.
  • Assignment to a course as a graduate assistant. Possible courses include, but not limited to: Exercise Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Introduction to Health Sciences.
  • Provide department specific assistance to special projects including: enrollment initiatives and outreach, outcomes assessment, accreditation and other tasks.

Please contact Troy Coppus at for more information.

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