Athletic Training Program

Nova Southeastern University

24 months
33431 USD/year
33431 USD/year
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The Athletic Training Program (ATP) has received Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) approval for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree!


  • You’ll gain hands-on clinical experience working with athletes in secondary schools, university and professional sports teams, patients in physical therapy clinics, and in other hospital, fitness, and lab settings. These experiences connect you both in and out of the classroom with practicing athletic trainers. Working directly with patients, you'll surely remember their appreciation as you engage them in new activities.
  • Become a certified athletic trainer after completing the Board of Certification examination. Where you would like to practice depends on your vision, whether it be in a college/university, hospital, health and fitness center, sports medicine clinic, or in the following industries: professional sports, public safety, international athletic organizations, occupational health, or the performing arts. The strong growth of the athletic training profession means that you'll have many choices to realize your potential.
  • The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program is to develop competent health care professionals who are committed to providing quality patient-centered care through the incorporation of evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, and community engagement. 
  • Provide a student-centered learning environment through innovative pedagogical strategies in preparation for professional practice.
  • Immerse students in a diverse interprofessional community of faculty and medical professionals in the health care field through clinical education opportunities.
  • Develop competent clinicians focused on providing quality patient-centered care.
  • Foster knowledge through collaborative use of health care informatics. 
  • Are you interested in medicine and have a passion for sports? Take your interests and turn them into your future as a health care professional in athletic training. The athletic training program prepares you for the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT). Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Programme Structure

In our teaching laboratory, you'll learn all the clinical skills needed to recognize, evaluate, treat, and care for injuries. Using your background in anatomy and physiology, you will learn to evaluate any patient. A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all professional domains, including injury prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation; and organizational and professional well-being. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or approved degree credentialing agency for international students.
  • Application submitted to ATCAS ($85 for first application, $45 for each additional program).
  • Application and admission to NSU ($50 Non-refundable application fee).  Submit NSU Supplemental Application
  • A minimum of 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a grade of C or better on all prerequisite courses.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • GRE scores from Educational Testing Service.  GRE scores must be less than five years old.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33431 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66862 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    33431 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66862 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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