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Sports Medicine: Athletic Training, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Do you have a passion for helping people heal and a passion for science? Do you get excited about learning more about the human body? Do you love sports? Then athletic training may be the career for you. Athletic training involves emergency management, patient caregiving, medicine and sports all wrapped into one profession.


If you think athletic training is the career for you, then UCCS may be the right place for you.

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals, recognized by the American Medical Association, who provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions in collaboration with physicians. ATs provide care for a breadth of patients including, but not limited to, professional, collegiate, secondary school and youth athletes, dancers, musicians, and military personnel. 

The MSAT is designed to guide you from basic skill and knowledge acquisition towards becoming an independent proficient athletic trainer. Our model of development focuses on your growth, not only in athletic training skills, but also in critical thinking abilities, interprofessional health care, and leadership skills. We aim to make you a high quality athletic trainer with the ability to become a leader and advance the field of athletic training.

Our classes and hands-on experiences will help you to understand how to use what research says and work side-by-side with other health professionals to ultimately provide the best quality health care for a physically active person.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Athletic Training Skills
  • Foundations of Athletic Training 
  • Injury Diagnosis and Management 
  • Manual Therapy 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Review your program of interest's requirements.
  • Review the UCCS ESL proficiency requirements.
  • Submit your Official Transcripts.
  • Contact the UCCS International Affairs Office for information on English intensive courses and applying for a visa
  • Submit a $100 non-refundable application fee through the online application if you are applying to spring or summer 2019 terms. (Submit a $60 non-refundable application fee through the online application if you are applying to fall 2019 term.)
  • Mandatory International Student Health Insurance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1345 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1345 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1345 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1345 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Colorado Springs

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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