Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training


The two year, Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares the athletic training student with the necessary academic and clinical experiences to sit for the national Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The entry-level program is designed for individuals who may have an undergraduate degree in another field, but would like to become a BOC certified athletic trainer. The program includes coursework in injury prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care of injuries spanning the healthcare spectrum, healthcare administration, as well as professional development and responsibility.


The Athletic Training Program is a full-time, two year graduate degree day program with classes beginning in May and spanning both Summer I and Summer II sessions as well as fall/spring semesters for two academic years. Application into this cohort program is due January 15th, with acceptance notification completed by mid-March. Theory and laboratory classes tend to be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with daily clinical rotations occurring every afternoon and weekend days. Two hundred hours of clinical experience must be completed each full semester while enrolled in the program. This relates to approximately 15-20 hours per week.


Application into the Athletic Training Program is completed electronically through through the Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies. For further information on the various aspects of the Athletic Training Program, please follow the links below. International students may also attain critical information through these links.

*Due to the CAATE 2020 Standards, the M.S. degree program will be switching from 51 credits to 56 credits starting in the Fall 2020 to comply with the new educational standards put forth by CAATE.

Information About the Program




Athletic Training Handbook 

Graduate Funding Opportunities

Graduate Admissions and Application 

Complete Admission Packet Due January 15th

Application Checklist for Admission into the M.S. Program

International Admissions

Should a candidate be selected for the Masters program, the following five (5) items will be submitted after selection directly to the BSU AT Program Director:


MS Exit Requirements