Athletic Training (M)
The CAATE accredited Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program will provide students with the professional preparation necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer. The program will provide students an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, and service. As a result, students graduating from the program will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician, will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification Examination, and will be eligible for appropriate state credentialing. The CUW MSAT program will accomplish its mission through a holistic approach to the development of the mind, body, and spirit.
Concordia's MSAT program consists of 69 graduate-level credits, completed over the course of six (6) semesters. The program enhances this classroom education with extensive hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings, under the supervision of health care professionals. Students in the MSAT program complete five (5) to six (6) semesters of clinical education rotations, including an immersion experience.
Dual Degree Program: Students can pursue a dual degree program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree and a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree. Students in the dual degree program typically complete two years of prerequisite and core coursework prior to transitioning into the professional phase of the MSAT program. Dual degree students have two curriculum sequence options:
2+3 (Standard) Track: Two years of prerequisite and core coursework + three years of graduate-level MSAT coursework. The typical total time to completion is five years.
2+2 Scholars Track: Two years of prerequisite and core coursework + two years of graduate-level MSAT coursework. The typical total time to completion is four years.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will communicate effectively with others in an oral or written professional format.
- Students will communicate professionally, to a variety of audiences, utilizing various media modes.
- Students will write clearly and professionally, using appropriate medical vernacular.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals in a team approach to practice.
- Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving.
- Students will identify and analyze a research problem or clinical question.
- Students will apply an evidence-based model to make informed decisions about patient care.
- Students will demonstrate data fluency through effective analysis and application.
- Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of an entry-level athletic trainer.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of health promotion and injury prevention.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a thorough clinical examination, formulate an appropriate diagnosis, and refer to another health care provider if necessary.
- Students will determine and apply appropriate therapeutic interventions.
- Students will utilize appropriate psychosocial strategies and recognize the need to refer a patient to another health care provider if necessary.
- Students will abide by the moral, ethical, and legal obligations established by the Board of Certification and applicable State Regulatory Agencies.
- Students will understand the administrative and organizational duties required of an entry-level athletic trainer.
- Students will understand the role of a Christian health care provider.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Christian faith and other worldviews, as it relates to the profession of athletic training.
- Students will identify the importance of serving diverse populations in the Church and the World.
|Required Core Courses|
|BIO 191||Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Natural World) 2||4|
|PSY 101||General Psychology (Human Beings and Being Human)||3|
|Required Prerequisite Courses|
|BIO 192||Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2||4|
|EXPH 470||Exercise Physiology||4|
|HHP 342||Nutrition for Wellness and Performance||3|
|MSAT 175||Seminar in Athletic Training I||1|
|MSAT 275||Seminar in Athletic Training II||1|
|MSAT 350||Applied Biomechanics and Arthrokinematics||3|
|SCI 110||Introduction to Life and Physical Sciences||4|
|Required Major Courses|
|MSAT 505||Professional Development||1|
|MSAT 515||Patient Centered Care||3|
|MSAT 525||Athletic Training Foundations with Lab||3|
|MSAT 530||Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Training||3|
|MSAT 535||Emergency Care in Athletic Training with Lab||3|
|MSAT 550||Therapeutic Modalities with Lab||3|
|MSAT 560||Recognition & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries I with Lab||4|
|MSAT 561||Recognition & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries II with Lab||4|
|MSAT 562||Recognition & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries III with Lab||4|
|MSAT 565||Rehabilitation Techniques of Orthopedic Injuries I with Lab||3|
|MSAT 566||Rehabilitation Techniques of Orthopedic Injuries II with Lab||3|
|MSAT 569||Research Methods||3|
|MSAT 574||General Medical Conditions with Lab||4|
|MSAT 575||Case Studies in Athletic Training||3|
|MSAT 579||Administration & Management in Athletic Training||4|
|MSAT 580||Athletic Training Clinical I||1|
|MSAT 581||Athletic Training Clinical II||2|
|MSAT 582||Athletic Training Clinical III||3|
|MSAT 583||Athletic Training Clinical IV||3|
|MSAT 584||Athletic Training Clinical V||3|
|MSAT 585||Seminar in Athletic Training III||3|
|MSAT 590||Immersion Experience in Athletic Training||6|
Must earn a B (3.0) or C (2.0), or better
MSAT Admission Requirements
All students applying for admission to the CUW MSAT program will be required to submit the following initial application materials:
- Application, with a personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Verification of 20 hours of athletic training observation
Following a positive initial application review, students will be required to submit the following:
- Proof of CPR certification
- Background check
- Handbook agreement signatures
- Extracurricular Activity Policy, if applicable
- Immunization records
Dual Degree MSAT Program Admission Requirements
- Dual Degree: 3.00 GPA, BIO 191 & BIO 192: C minimum
- Dual Degree Scholars: 3.50 GPA, BIO 191 & BIO 192: B minimum
- Prerequisite coursework:
- BIO 191 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 192 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- EXPH 470 Exercise Physiology
- HHP 342 Nutrition for Wellness and Performance
- MSAT 175 Seminar in Athletic Training I
- MSAT 275 Seminar in Athletic Training II
- MSAT 350 Applied Biomechanics and Arthrokinematics
- PSY 101 General Psychology
- SCI 110 Introduction to Life and Physical Sciences
PLEASE SEE THE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OUTCOME DATA, REQUIREMENTS, AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.