Applications Now Open for Louisiana’s First Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

Thursday, August 6, 2020

BATON ROUGE - Applications for the LSU School of Kinesiology’s new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree are now open. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), students in the School of Kinesiology’s MSAT program will work with award-winning clinical and instructional faculty while completing classroom and clinical coursework necessary to practice as an athletic trainer upon taking a national certification examination.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is built around 60 credit hours of required clinical and classroom coursework to: satisfy the program’s accreditation requirements set forth by CAATE; and enable students to meet eligibility requirements to sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification examination, leading to state licensure requirements to practice as an athletic trainer upon graduation.
“Our diverse curricular experience, within an active learning environment and access to the most advanced sports medicine resources available, will offer students the opportunity to complete one of the most rigorous programs in the country.” states Ray Castle, PhD, LAT, ATC, NREMT and Professor of Professional Practice and Athletic Training Program Director. “Our students will complete two years of intensive structured clinical work in orthopedic and primary care medicine clinics, emergency medicine, high schools, other medical facilities, and LSU Athletic Department’s athletic training facilities.”

With program cohorts limited to 26 students and courses designed for innovative hands-on learning, MSAT students will receive individual attention, and extensive clinical experiences with access to state-of-the-art instructional equipment and facilities.

The inaugural class will start Summer 2021, and prospective students can apply via the Common Application System. For more information on this program, please visit the LSU School of Kinesiology.


About LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK)
A school of the College of Human Sciences & Education, the SOK advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. SOK offers bachelor’s degrees in sport administration and kinesiology with concentrations in fitness studies, human movement science, health and PE teacher certification, physical activity and health, and pre-athletic training. SOK offers the state’s first accredited master’s in athletic training, a master’s in kinesiology and in sport management, two online master’s programs (available in kinesiology and in sport management), and a PhD in kinesiology. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings.

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