M.Sc. On Campus

Athletic Training

Concordia University Irvine

24 months
675 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
675 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
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Concordia University Irvine is proud to offer an educational foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in athletic training and sports medicine with the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree. A career as a certified athletic trainer offers a dynamic and rewarding working environment with exposure to a variety of athletic and allied healthcare settings and professionals.


As outlined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, certified athletic trainers provide comprehensive patient care in five areas of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being.

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and meet all requirements for admission can enroll in our two year Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Concordia University Irvine. All students who complete the MSAT curriculum will be endorsed to take the Board of Certification Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Why a Master’s?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for certified athletic trainers are expected to grow much faster than average occupations by 22% between 2016 and 2026. These employment trends highlight the need for masters prepared certified athletic trainers in order to advance the profession and provide the highest quality of healthcare for the physically active. Certified athletic trainers play an integral role in the sports medicine team in the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

After 2.5 years of diligent analysis, leaders of the key athletic training organizations recently announced their decision to establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s level. Research shows that the master’s level Athletic Training programs demonstrated more favorable outcomes on the BOC exam pass rate. This move will "best prepare athletic trainers for an integral role in the evolving health care system."

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Athletic Training 
  • Qisk Management, Taping, & Injury Prevention 
  • Injury Nomenclature 
  • Evaluation l: Lower Extremities and Spine 
  • Evaluation II: Upper Extremities and Spine 
  • Therapeutic Modalities 
  • Therapeutic Exercise 
  • General Medicine/Pharmacology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 675 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 675 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 USD /month
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