Athletic Training, M.Sc. | North Dakota State University | Fargo, United States
12 months
709 USD/credit 29778 USD/year
607 USD/credit 25494 USD/year
405 USD/credit 17010 USD/year
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The Athletic Training program at North Dakota State University is a professional program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


Program Description

The Athletic Training program at North Dakota State University prepares students to take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination and earn the ‘ATC’ credential. Didactic courses 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 summer term.

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 during the third year (typically Junior standing).
  • Accepted students begin the MATrg program in the summer.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Athletic Training Techniques
  • Evidence Based Research and Practice
  • Orthopedic Assessment
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Advanced Emergency Care
  • Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application review beings December 1 and continues until spots are filled.


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 at the time of application (3.0 GPA or higher maintained to start of program)
  • The following courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or better earned and documented on official transcripts prior to the start of the program in Summer: Human Anatomy and Lab, Human Physiology and Lab, General Physics and Lab, General Chemistry and Lab, Biomechanics and/or Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Medical Terminology, Nutrition, Psychology
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research Writing
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of observation completed under the direct supervision of a BOC ATC® in an athletic training room setting. 50 hours must be completed within one (1) calendar year of application
  • Documentation of current CPR Training
  • International students must meet the English Language Test score requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29778 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 709 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 405 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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