Athletic Training

North Dakota State University

12 months
655 USD/credit
561 USD/credit
374 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Athletic Training (MATrg) at North Dakota State University is a professional program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The MATrg (41 credits) will prepare students to take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination and earn the ‘ATC’ credential. 


Didactic Athletic Training courses at North Dakota State University and clinical experience courses focus on prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from physical activity. This is a five-semester program starting in the second eight-week session of the summer term.

Learning outcomes

Option 1: Five-Year Program. This unique option allows the student to complete a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Athletic Training (MATrg) degree in five years.

  • During years 1-3 students follow the NDSU Exercise Science guidelines and curriculum**.

  • Students apply to the MATrg program through the NDSU Graduate School spring semester of the third year (typically Junior standing).

  • Accepted students begin the MATrg program in July.

  • During year 4 students complete both Exercise Science and MATrg courses.The Exercise Science degree is awarded in August.

  • During year 5 students complete MATrg courses. Upon successful completion of all program and Graduate School requirements, the MATrg degree is awarded in May.

  • This program is recommended for entering freshmen, student-athletes and transfer students interested in earning an athletic training degree at NDSU.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Athletic Training Techniques
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Orthopedic Assessment 
  • Practicum/Internship
  • Evidence Based Research and Practice
  • Practicum/Internship
  • Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Non-Orthopedic Assessment
  • Practicum/Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research Writing: Students are required to write a research-based position paper making an evidence-based argument for the use of prophylactic tape or bracing.  A minimum of two (2) references must be included.
  • Documentation of 50 hours of observation completed under the direct supervision of a BOC ATC® in an athletic training room setting. All 50 hours must be completed within one (1) calendar year of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    561 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 561 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    374 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 374 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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