Master of Science in Athletic Training

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies is excited to house the Master of Science in Athletic Training degree (MSAT). This degree will provide a comprehensive, progressive, educational and clinical foundation to prepare graduates for a career in Athletic Training. Certified Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients in professional and collegiate sports, public and private schools, sports medicine clinics, occupational health settings, physician offices, as well as many other emerging and developing settings. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.


Click HERE for the Graduate School Application form.



  • Classes taught by nationally recognized experts in their field who hold doctoral degrees.
  • Students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification national credentialing examination.
  • Clinical experiences with high school, college, and professional teams as well as in various other settings.
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited (Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education) athletic training program.



  • Complete 60 credit hours of required coursework earning the grade of “C” or higher in each course.
  • Earn a cumulative graduate school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a grade of “C” in no more than 2 courses.
  • Complete a capstone research project and earn a passing grade for both the written project and presentation.



-Prerequisites: In order to be eligible to apply for the MSAT, you must have the following prerequisite courses. These  can be from Southeastern or equivalent from other universities: 

  1. Biology (ie. GBIO 151)
  2. Human anatomy & physiology (ie. ZOO 250/ZOO 251)
  3. Biomechanics or physics (ie. KIN 372)
  4. Chemistry (ie. CHEM 101 or 121/CLAB 103 or 123)
  5. Exercise physiology (ie. KIN 392)
  6. Motor learning/development (ie. KIN 321)
  7. Health/wellness (ie. HS 133)
  8. Nutrition (ie. NUTR 342)
  9. Psychology (ie. PSYC 101, KIN 436)
  10. Statistics (ie. MATH 241)

-GPA requirement for application: Completion of an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative  GPA of 2.50

-GRE requirement: Achieving a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score on the  Graduate Records Exam (GRE) of 286 for regular admission. Individuals with a combined verbal  and quantitative GRE score of 281 to 285 may be considered for provisional admission status. 

-Observation hours; Minimum of 100 observation hours under a certified athletic trainer (licensure is also required in applicable states - Louisiana is a state that requires licensure to practice).


  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
    • Concentration in Exercise Science
    • Concentration in Fitness and Human Performance
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
  • However, ANY undergraduate degree is acceptable provided that the aforementioned course requirements are met 



  • Student Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Kinesiology Club



Types of Jobs

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Orthopedic Specialist
  • Sports Medicine Assistant
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physician’s Extender
  • Physical Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Coach
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Orthopedic Casting and Bracing Technician


Types of Employers

  • College/University
  • Secondary school
  • Professional sports
  • Olympic Sports
  • Performing Arts
  • Rodeo
  • Physician Practice
  • Public Safety
  • Armed Forces
  • Occupational health
  • Public Health Agency
  • Extreme Sports (BMX, WWE, etc)


Contact Information

Dr. Ryan M. Green, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor and Program Director


Mailing address: SLU 10845, Hammond, LA 70402

On-Campus address: Kinesiology and Health Studies, Room 112

Click HERE for the Graduate School Apllication form.