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Oklahoma State University

Master of Athletic Training

The athletic training graduate program in the School of Allied Health at OSU Center for Health Sciences prepares individuals to become competent and independent clinicians who will enhance the quality of patient health care and advance the profession of athletic training through practice and research.

The OSU Master of Athletic Training program is the first in the nation affiliated with an osteopathic medical school. This connection ensures athletic trainers and physicians collaborate to offer the best treatment options for patients.

At a glance

Program type: Master's degree

Credit hours: 56

Years to completion: 2

Delivery: On campus and clinical experiences

Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Application deadlines:

  • December 15: Priority review of applications begins
  • February 1: Final application deadline

Apply: Apply online via the OSU Graduate College 

Career Outlook

More than 70 percent of practicing athletic trainers hold a master’s degree and the number of athletic training jobs is predicted to increase by 30 percent by 2020.

Practice settings

  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional sports
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Military
  • Health care settings

Key Areas of Proficiency

Our program instills critical thinking, problem solving, ethical reasoning abilities and interpersonal skills promoting lifelong learning and an enrichment in the quality of lives for individuals in diverse settings.

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

Real-World Experience