Master of Science in Athletic Training Plan of Study (PDF)
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Athletic trainers are responsible for far more than broken bodies. They deliver patient-centered care to whole people with needs of the body, spirit, and mind. Athletic trainers save lives in front of stadiums full of fans, add value to physician’s practices, help workers keep working, support soldiers to serve, athletes to compete, and astronauts to fly.
To prepare for such a dynamic career, you need a distinctive education. That’s why Franklin is rooted in the liberal arts. Your Franklin experience will challenge and support you to become relevant and a valuable leader in society and the workforce. We believe you, having learned to think and lead while immersed in the Franklin College MSAT, will become a difference maker in society and the workforce.
Earning your Master of Science in Athletic Training degree from Franklin College is your path to distinction, not because it equips you with advanced clinical skills for patient-care but because it is the place where you grow to think, innovate, and lead with action in an ever-changing society and healthcare market.
Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals, recognized by the American Medical Association, who collaborate with physicians to deliver prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Demand is rising for these members of the healthcare team as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) supports a 23% increase in job opportunities for ATs through 2030. This is compared to an 8% projected increase in all occupations.
Your satisfaction with work and life is important, too. Did you know athletic training is considered by Business Insider Magazine as one of the top 20 college majors leading to the most satisfying careers?
Interested in knowing more about Athletic Training? Want to join a growing profession? Visit the NATA website to learn more about what it takes to become a Certified Athletic Trainer and the pathway to get you there.
Graduating high school? Transferring to Franklin? Graduating with your bachelor’s degree? Already have a bachelor’s degree? Whether you are an incoming first-year student, transfer student, international student or a student already holding a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to visit our Program Options page to see which Franklin College MSAT plan of study is best for you.
Speak with an advisor about which track is best for you.
The Franklin College MSAT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The program received 10 year accreditation status in 18-19 with the next comprehensive review scheduled for 2028-2029. The inaugural cohort of the MSAT program graduated in May 2018.
Learn more about our program, how to apply, and ask general questions at one of our virtual info sessions. Select a date below to register (all times are listed in Eastern Time):
Join us in person to tour our graduate health science facility and AT classroom and lab space, meet program faculty and students, and ask questions about the program. Ask how you can receive a coupon code to waive your fee through ATCAS.
Join MSAT students and faculty for some food, fun, football and door prizes at an MSAT program tailgate just for you! Come and ask questions about the program, get a feel for the GRIZ vibe at Faught Stadium, and take a tour of campus.
If you’d like to talk to someone in the MSAT program, please complete the request form here.
The Franklin College MSAT faculty have a wide range of experiences with many years of professional service. From the sidelines, to the court; from the Olympics to IndyCar; from professional collaboration to published journal articles and presentations; from traditional to nontraditional settings, the Franklin College MSAT faculty have expertise and real-life experiences to bring to the classroom for a unique and valuable learning experience. The Franklin College MSAT faculty pride themselves on having close relationships with students that extends far beyond graduation to help them achieve the skills and knowledge needed to have a rewarding career in athletic training.
From the 2021 National Athletic Trainers’ Survey Salary, the average salary of an AT with a master’s degree is $60,500.