M.Sc. On Campus

Athletic Training

University at Buffalo

24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The two year Athletic Training program of the University at Buffalo is designed to promote a comprehensive education both in the classroom and in clinical experiences.


The mission of the Athletic Training program of the University at Buffalo is to prepare students to function as evidence-based clinicians in a dynamic health care environment. Through innovative interprofessional, clinical practice and didactic experiences, students will develop reflective clinical practice and critical reasoning skills to treat diverse populations.

Graduates will become clinicians focused on patient-centered care, life-long learners and leaders who are advocates for the profession and are committed to service.

The Role of the Athletic Trainer

An athletic trainer is a health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with sport and physical exercise. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an important member of the health care team in schools, colleges, universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this degree program, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of evidence-based practice concepts and their application to sound clinical decision-making and the critical examination of athletic training practice.
  • Learn to develop and implement strategies and programs to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injuries and optimize their clients'/patients' overall health and quality of life.
  • Gain strong clinical examination skills in order to accurately diagnosis and effectively treat their patients.
  • Become knowledgeable and skilled in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries and illness.
  • Learn the range of interventions, methods, techniques, equipment, activities using body movement, and medications that are available to athletic trainers.
  • Learn to recognize clients/patients exhibiting abnormal social, emotional, and mental behaviors and to intervene and refer these individuals as necessary.
  • Learn your role and function within the context of a complex health care system.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining current competence in the constantly changing world of health care and embrace the need to practice within the limits of state and national regulations using moral and ethical judgment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Population Well-Being
  • Clinical Integration
  • Health Promotion, Prevention and Wellness
  • Healthcare Management
  • Psychosocial and Behavioral Healthcare
  • Patient Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA: 3.0 overall. Emphasis is placed on pre-requisite and general science courses
  • Observation hours: 10 hours minimum of observation with an athletic trainer within one year of application date.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters, preferably one from the athletic trainer with whom you completed observation experiences
  • Personal Statement: a written statement (~800 words) describing professional goals and interests
  • Prerequisite Coursework: Chemistry with lab, Physics with lab, Anatomy and Physiology with lab , Psychology, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics or Kinesiology, Statistics, Biology with lab
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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