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Master of Science in Athletic Training

What is an Athletic Trainer

What is an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic Trainers (ATC’s) are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians.  The services provided by ATCs comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injured and medical conditions.* Athletic Training uses the medical model for professional education that includes both didactic and clinical education.

*(this definition is approved by the NATA’s nomenclature work group and the NATA Board of Directors, January 2013)

Gain the skills you need to succeed!

Often the first responders at the scene of an injury, athletic trainers play a vital role in recognizing and evaluating injuries, delivering first aid or emergency care, and developing and implementing rehabilitation programs.  Our MSAT program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on clinical education to thrive in a fast-paced healthcare environment.

Meet the growing demand for athletic trainers

Merrimack College’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program prepares candidates to meet the growing demand for athletic trainers in college/universities, secondary schools, clinics and hospitals and community and industrial settings.  As a degree candidate, you will combine your passion for healthcare with the rewards of treating injuries that occur to the physically active patient.

Hands-on clinical experience

Critical to the field of athletic training, this program offers the opportunity to put your education into action through intensive clinical experiences in a diverse pool of settings. When you complete our program, you will be eligible for national certification (BOC) as an athletic trainer - and ready to begin your career as a healthcare provider.