General Academic Information
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is a five-year Entry-Level Athletic Training Program, designed to prepare graduates to enter into a variety of employment settings and to render health care to diverse individuals engaged in physical activity.
The CUW MSAT program will prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer. The program will provide students with an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, professional development, and service. This will be accomplished through undergraduate level common core courses, undergraduate and graduate level athletic training courses, and approved graduate level electives. In addition, the MSAT program enhances the classroom education with extensive hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The students in the MSAT program will complete approximately four years of clinical rotations, concentrated during the second, third, fourth, and fifth years. As a result, the students graduating from the program will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Computer Based Examination and will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician.
The CUW MSAT program will accomplish its mission through a holistic approach to the development of the mind, body, and spirit. The CUW MSAT program is designed to meet all of the requirements set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for an accredited program, as well as the graduation requirements for CUW. The students who complete this program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree and a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.
The students in the MSAT program must complete 9 credits of graduate-level elective coursework. The list of approved graduate-level electives varies from year to year; please see the Athletic Training Program Director for a complete list of approved graduate-level electives.
|Required Core Courses|
|Human Anat & Phys I (Natural World)|
|Statistics I (Natural World)|
|General Psychology (Human Beings and Being Human)|
|Required Major Courses|
|BIO 192||Human Anat & Phys II||4|
|EXPH 470||Exercise Physiology||4|
|HHP 342||Nutrition Wellness/Perform||3|
|MSAT 115||Med Term for Health Profession||1|
|MSAT 130||Advanced Weight Training||2|
|MSAT 172||Athletic Training Foundations||3|
|MSAT 205||First Aid & Emer Proced & Lab||3|
|MSAT 272/273||Intro-Athletic Training||3|
|MSAT 289||Athletic Training Seminar (1 credit, taken 4 consecutive semsters)||4|
|MSAT 291||Athletic Training Pract I||3|
|MSAT 292||Athletic Training Practicum II||3|
|MSAT 301/302||Rehab Tech-Athlet Inj||3|
|MSAT 303/304||Therapeutic Modalities||3|
|MSAT 312||Admin & Org of Athlet Training||3|
|MSAT 330||Manual Muscle Testing||2|
|MSAT 348||Palpatory Anatomy||2|
|MSAT 350||Appl Biomechanics & Arthrokine||3|
|MSAT 372/374||Recog/Eval Ath Inj I||3|
|MSAT 376/378||Recog/Eval Ath Inj II||3|
|MSAT 380||Rec & Eval Athletic Inj III||3|
|MSAT 391||Athletic Training Practic III||3|
|MSAT 392||Athletic Training Practic IV||3|
|MSAT 403||Advanced Injury Management||3|
|MSAT 491||Athletic Training Practicum V||3|
|MSAT 492||Athletic Training Practicum VI||3|
|MSAT 501||Manual Based Exam & Treatment||3|
|MSAT 510||Pathophys, Pharm & Gen Med||4|
|MSAT 520||Basic Stats for Athletic Train||3|
|MSAT 530||Psychosocial Aspects of AT||3|
|MSAT 540||Applied Kinesiology||3|
|MSAT 569||Research Methods||3|
|MSAT 600||Thesis (3 credits, taken 2 consecutive semesters)||6|
|Electives (Graduate-Level Courses)|
|Select 3 courses from the Approved List of Electives provided by an Academic Advisor|
Admission To The Program
The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is a selective program that accepts approximately twenty students each year. This admission process and limited class size promotes quality education, provides the students with opportunities for hands-on learning, and maintains compliance with CAATE accreditation standards. Prospective athletic training students will formally apply to the MSAT program during the spring semester of their first year of coursework. Students with higher academic standing or transfer students may apply and will be given equal consideration; these students will need to formally apply and go through the MSAT program curriculum at Concordia University Wisconsin. Once admitted to the program, the Athletic Training Students will complete the remaining four years of core curriculum and athletic training coursework.
During the first year at Concordia University Wisconsin, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the MSAT program:
- Earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 in all course work (Overall CGPA).
- Earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 in all major course work (AT CGPA). (BIO 191 Human Anat & Phys I, BIO 192 Human Anat & Phys II, MSAT 115 Med Term for Health Profession, MSAT 130 Advanced Weight Training, MSAT 172 Athletic Training Foundations, MSAT 205 First Aid & Emer Proced & Lab, MSAT 272 Intro-Athletic Training / MSAT 273 Athletic Training Lab).
- Complete the MSAT Program Application by the specified date, including a background check.
- Submit two MSAT program evaluations, from two personal references.
- Interview with the MSAT program Admissions Committee.
- Complete and pass the following courses:
- BIO 191 Human Anat & Phys I: with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
- BIO 192 Human Anat & Phys II: with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
- MSAT 115 Med Term for Health Profession: with a grade of B (3.0) or higher
- MSAT 130 Advanced Weight Training: with a grade of B (3.0) or higher
- MSAT 172 Athletic Training Foundations: with a grade of B (3.0) or higher
- MSAT 205 First Aid & Emer Proced & Lab: with a grade of B (3.0) or higher
- MSAT 272 Intro-Athletic Training / MSAT 273 Athletic Training Lab: with a grade of B (3.0) or higher
Once admitted to the MSAT program, all Athletic Training Students must maintain the following Retention Standards:
- Maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 in all course work (Overall CGPA).
- Maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 in all major course work (AT CGPA). (BIO 191, BIO 192, EXPH 470, HHP 342, all MSAT courses, and Elective courses).
- Must pass all Practicum courses (MSAT 291 Athletic Training Pract I, MSAT 292 Athletic Training Practicum II, MSAT 391 Athletic Training Practic III, MSAT 392 Athletic Training Practic IV, MSAT 491 Athletic Training Practicum V, and MSAT 492 Athletic Training Practicum VI) with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
- Must adhere to the MSAT Program Handbook.
- Maintain required and scheduled clinical experience hours. Must make every attempt to schedule all classes prior to 2:00pm in order to complete clinical rotations.
- Must pass all required athletic training courses, in sequence, in order to progress in the Athletic Training Program. If a student does not pass a course during a particular semester, that student cannot progress in the program until the course has been re-taken and the student has passed the course. This will likely cause a one year delay in the completion of the MSAT program. Students who do not pass an athletic training course during the first attempt may re-take that course one additional time in an effort to pass the class. Students will not be allowed to take any athletic training course more than two times.