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School of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training prepares students for rewarding careers as athletic trainers. 


Merrimack College is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. 

Start this fall - apply by August 23

Students using stethoscope on dummy in classroom

Our MSAT program prepares students for rewarding careers in health care fields. As the first line of defense against sports-related injury, athletic trainers are there to provide critical support services for patients in need. When you complete our program, you’ll be ready to practice the 5 Domains of Athletic Training:

  • Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
  • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  • Immediate and emergency care
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Organizational and professional health and well-being

The following video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the M.S. in athletic training program and showcases the depth of knowledge of our faculty and the various clinical opportunities afforded to our students. 

Program Format

This is a two-year, full time master’s degree program with classes offered during the day. Students enter the program in the summer term and take 16 credits per semester; each course is four credits.

Discover the benefits

Prepare for an athletic training career with an exceptional program aligned with the standards and guidelines set forth from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

  • Benefit from Merrimack’s established focus on careers in athletic training while fulfilling the new, master-level degree requirements set out by CAATE
  • Build a strong basis of healthcare knowledge and expertise in athletic training through Merrimack’s signature combination of rigorous coursework and clinical field work
  • Develop an understanding of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s code of ethics
  • Learn to effectively communicate with other professionals while providing the highest quality of care as part of a healthcare team
  • Meet eligibility requirements for national certification and state licensure, in all states where it’s required, upon graduation
  • Gain the tools required to serve diverse populations, across settings where athletic trainers are needed

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Contact Us

For more information on the Master of Science in Athletic Training, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.