Athletic Training, MS

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.


On Campus

Required Semester Hours



Program Highlights

Classes taught by nationally recognized experts in their field who hold doctoral degrees

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Graduation from a nationally accredited (Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education) athletic training program

Students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification national credentialing examination

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Clinical experiences with high school, college and professional teams, as well as in various other settings

Program Requirements

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

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What Can You Be?

Types of Jobs

Athletic Trainer

Orthopedic Specialist

Sports Medicine Assistant

Types of Employers

College / University

Secondary School

Professional Sports

Liam Daigle Aucoin

Into Training the Pros

Having already worked hands-on with some of the best athletes in the country through a student internship with the Saints, athletic training student Liam Daigle Aucoin is building a career on keeping the pros on the field and at the top of their game.

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Contact Us

Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, Room 112

SLU Box 10845
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-2351


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