Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)

MSAT students working with athletesAt Franklin College, your time in the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) will put you in the classroom with a small group of peers, meaningfully connected with faculty as partners on your path, and at clinical placements with immersive learning experiences ranging from the field, to the clinic, to the operating room.

Since life and learning on campus are rooted in the liberal arts, your time at Franklin will be spent, not just becoming an advanced clinician, but developing into a distinctly relevant and valuable individual — equipped for any diverse opportunity in athletic training, and beyond.

Master of Science in Athletic Training Plan of Study (PDF)
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A Career in Athletic Training

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 21% increase in job opportunities for ATs through 2024! This is compared to only 7% projected increase across 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?

What does all of this mean to you? Here’s how a day in your life might look after earning your Master of Science in Athletic Training from Franklin College.

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Special Programs

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, transfer student, international student or a student already holding a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to visit our Program Options page to learn how the Franklin College MSAT is right for you.

One of the MSAT’s unique program options is your path to being in the 100% placement rate of Franklin College grads within two months of graduation. See which plan of study fits you best:

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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.


The Master of Science in Athletic Training at Franklin College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). A degree from a CAATE accredited program is necessary for students to be eligible for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) exam.

“The MSAT at Franklin College is unique because it’s not a ‘new’ program. It’s been a first-choice AT program in Indiana and the Midwest for many years and continued to lead the way with the transition of the program to a master’s degree.”

“The MSAT is distinct because its liberal arts roots permeate every area of the program. We are seriously concerned with supporting our students to become thinkers and leaders in life, not just in their life’s work.” – Jen Austin, Ph.D., ATC; director of master of athletic training

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Did You Know?

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?