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Athletic Training

Samford University

24 months
862 USD/credit 24136 USD/year
862 USD/credit 24136 USD/year
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A career in Athletic Training provides you with numerous opportunities to use your skills and knowledge to improve the well-being of others. If you have an undergraduate degree in an area other than athletic training, but wish to gain requirements to become a certified athletic trainer, the Master of Athletic Training program at Samford University is for you.


In just two years, you will master every aspect of athletic training, including injury prevention, injury evaluation and diagnosis, emergency care, treatment, rehabilitation and organizational administration. Metro Birmingham affords Samford University students with a number of diverse clinical opportunities in major athletic training and health care facilities as well as high schools, sports medicine clinics and more.

Our faculty and clinical preceptors are passionate about teaching and helping you achieve your professional goals. Our cohorts are small and faculty are readily available to you. At Samford, we are committed to your success and we look forward to helping you pursue a career as a certified athletic trainer.

Clinical Education

In the Athletic Training program, your education will extend far beyond the classroom. You’ll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to a variety of clinical settings around Birmingham, one of the country’s most advanced health care communities. You’ll gain experience in a variety of environments, including high school athletic departments, university athletic departments, sports medicine clinics, rehabilitation clinics and physicians’ offices.

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

The Graduate Athletic Training Program at Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). After the comprehensive review for initial  program accreditation, the program was granted the maximum 5-year accreditation for new programs. The next comprehensive review is scheduled for 2022-2023 academic year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Athletic Performance
  • Evidence Based Practice/Research Methods
  • Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries
  • Athletic Training Clinical
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Interventions 
  • Athletic Training Skills
  • Special Populations in Athletic Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Requirements for admission consideration include:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university (degree in any field), or be enrolled in your senior year of undergraduate study. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve a “C” or better in all pre-requisite courses. All pre-requisite courses must have been completed within 10 years prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 862 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 862 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Homewood

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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