Athletic Training

The University of Iowa

Master On Campus
24 months
30549 USD/year
30549 USD/year
11346 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a nonthesis degree. This master degree is offered by The University of Iowa. The degree is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the Carver College of Medicine.


Athletics trainers are health care professionals who render service or treatment under the direction of, or in collaboration with, a physician in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules, and regulations. This master degree in Athletic Training is offered by The University of Iowa. 

Services provided by athletic trainers include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Students who want to become certified athletic trainers may earn the M.S. degree or pursue the combined B.A. in health and human physiology (exercise science track) and the M.S. in athletic training. See the B.A. in health and human physiology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Career Development

Athletic trainers have opportunities for employment in many areas. They include career options in:
  • public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and Olympic sports;
  • youth leagues, municipal and independently owned youth sports facilities;
  • physician offices;
  • rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers;
  • clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, medical fitness, wellness, and physical therapy;
  • occupational health departments in commercial settings, which include manufacturing, distribution, and offices to assist with ergonomics;
  • police and fire departments, and academies, municipal departments, and branches of the military; and
  • performing arts areas, including professional and collegiate-level dance and music settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Anatomy for Athletic Training
  • Foundations of Athletic Training Practice
  • Medical Emergency Techniques
  • Clinical Experience 
  • Orthopedic Pathology and Clinical Examination 
  • Therapeutic Interventions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




62 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

  • Apply online to the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS)
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30549 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30549 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30549 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30549 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11346 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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Athletic Training
The University of Iowa


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