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Master’s in Athletic Training will begin May 2020

“Colorado State University-Pueblo is currently seeking accreditation for their new Masters in Athletic Training program and 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 mission of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience and a strong clinical foundation to prepare the undergraduate student to enter the allied health profession of athletic training.

Students will acquire experience and skills, which will enable them 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.  

Career Path

Our program prepares you for employment as an athletic trainer in various settings including but not limited to public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and Olympic sports, physician practices, physical therapy and specialty clinics, rural and urban hospitals and ambulatory care, occupational health departments, police and fire departments, and branches of the military.

Application Criteria / Procedures

Application Deadline: Rolling admission – Feb. 1st, 2020 begin making decisions

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered for admission into the Master’s in Athletic Training Program:

  • Acceptance into the University (not applicable for 3+2 applicants)
  • Undergraduate GPA = 3.0 (at end of Jr year 3+2) or (at graduation of bachelor’s degree)
  • Proof of current CPR for Professional Rescuer and First Aid Certification (or equivalent)
  • 2 letters of recommendation: a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and an academic instructor
  • 50 observation hours with a certified and state credentialed Athletic Trainer
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. CSU-Pueblo Institution Code: 4611
  • Submission of required immunization records
  • TB test and completed TB form
  • Completed technical standards form
  • Physical exam

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must have passed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better.

· Human Anatomy/Physiology I & II w/ Labs

· General College Biology w/ Lab

· General College Chemistry w/ Lab

· Physics w/ lab

· Nutrition

· Exercise Physiology w/ Lab

· Personal Health

· Kinesiology

· Human Development

· Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

· Medical Terminology

· Sports Psychology

· College Algebra

· Statistics


3+2 Plan gives qualified, advanced-level undergraduate students the opportunity to simultaneously pursue both the EXHPR Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis baccalaureate (BS) and the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS) degrees. During the third year of undergraduate emphasis, students may apply to the MS in AT Program. Upon acceptance, students begin the MS in AT the following summer. This plan enables a qualified student to complete the MS in AT Program in 5 years. Students would need to complete the MS in AT in order to also receive the BS in EXHPR Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis.

 2-Year Plan

This plan is a traditional graduate program in Athletic Training. Students who have already completed a bachelors degree and the required prerequisites would apply to the MS in Athletic Training Program. Upon acceptance, students would begin the MS in AT the following summer. This plan is an option for students who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics during their undergraduate study. 

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