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Athletic Training, M.S.

Athletic trainers assisting football players

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Athletic Training prepares students to demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of human kinetics, and the prevention, assessment, and immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athletic and physically active.  

Important

CSU-Pueblo is currently seeking accreditation for the Masters in Athletic Training program, which 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 on July 1, 2021.

Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that 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.

"The program provides a comprehensive educational experience and a strong clinical foundation to prepare both the undergraduate and graduate level students to enter the allied health profession of athletic training."

- Roger Clark, Program Director

Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are my options until the program becomes accredited?

    Students interested in the Master of Science in Athletic Training can enroll in the 3+2 Program for Athletic Training. This involves declaring a major in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training

    Individuals in the Health Science Program can then begin taking courses that count towards their MS degree in Athletic Training. 

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    How does the 3+2 Program work?

    Students will enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training. By their third year of coursework, they are then eligible to apply to the 3+2 Program by submitting application material for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

    If the program is not accredited by the student's third year of undergraduate, students are still eligible to graduate with a four-year degree in Health Science with a Pre-Athletic Training emphasis.

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    What are the program prerequisites?

    Applicants must have completed the following courses with a grade of C or better:

    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Labs (8 credits)1
    • General College Biology with Lab (4 credits)         
    • Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)
    • Physics with Lab (4 credits)
    • Nutrition (3 credits)                                                     
    • Exercise Physiology with lab (4 credits)
    • Kinesiology (3 credits)
    • Human Development (3 credits)
    • Sports Psychology (3 credits)
    • College Algebra or Statistics (3-4 credits)
    • Applied Statistics (3 credits)
    • Personal Health (3 credits)
    • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
    • Medical Terminology (2 credits)

    For more information, please review program admissions.

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    When will the program become accredited?

    The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2021. 

    Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. However, students in the 3+2 Program will still be eligible for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training

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