Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
Left: trainers and football player on field; right: trainers leaving football field left: trainer bandaging arm; right: exercising with arms stretched holding pole left: banding broken leg; right: doing physical therapy on leg left side: examine foot with patient on table lying down; right two people examingin foot with patient sitting MSAT students working with athletes

Earn your Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) at Franklin College

When you enter the MSAT program at Franklin College, you will encounter a comfortable learning environment with small class sizes and faculty advocates ready to help you every step of the way. Your educational journey will include trips to clinical sites with immersive learning experiences — taking you from the field to the clinic, to the operating room. You will graduate as an advanced clinician, equipped for any diverse opportunity you encounter.

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

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Athletic trainers deliver patient-centered care to individuals while considering the 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 employees keep working, soldiers keep serving and athletes continue competing.

To prepare for such a dynamic career, you need a distinctive education where you will be challenged and supported on your path to becoming a valuable leader and difference-maker in society and the workforce.

Earning your Master of Science in Athletic Training degree from Franklin College is your path to distinction, providing resources needed to grow, innovate and lead with action, as well as equipping you with advanced skills for an ever-changing society and healthcare marketplace. 

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.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 23% increase in job opportunities for Athletic Trainers through 2030, compared to an 8% projected increase in all occupations.

Where can you find athletic trainers?

  • Public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities
  • Professional and Olympic sports
  • Youth leagues, municipal and independently owned youth sports facilities
  • Physician offices as physician extenders—similar to nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and other professional clinical personnel
  • Rural and urban hospitals and emergency rooms; urgent and ambulatory care centers
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehab, medical fitness, wellness and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments in commercial settings, which include manufacturing, distribution and offices to assist with ergonomics
  • Performing arts including collegiate and professional-level dance and music
  • Police and fire departments and academies; municipal departments; branches of the military

Visit the NATA website to learn more about what it takes to become a Certified Athletic Trainer and the pathway to get you there.

Special Programs

Whether you are an incoming first-year student, transfer student, international student or a student who has already earned a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to visit our Program Options page to discover which Franklin College MSAT plan best for you.

Faculty Expertise

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, the Franklin College MSAT faculty have the expertise and real-life experiences needed to create a unique and valuable learning environment. Faculty pride themselves on close relationships with students that extend far beyond graduation and feel rewarded by helping students achieve the skills and knowledge needed for a career in athletic training.


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.

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Did You Know?

From the 2021 National Athletic Trainers’ Survey Salary, the average salary of an AT with a master’s degree is $60,500.