36 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The mission of the Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Washington State University (WSU) is to provide future athletic trainers with the highest quality of education, knowledge, and skills to enhance the health and well-being of physically active populations throughout our community and the world.

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Students who graduate from the program will be well-prepared for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination and a future in helping all individuals safely participate in physical activity.  As faculty, we educate our students with the most current evidence-based and practical knowledge while providing an example of expert, professional, and compassionate service.

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Washington State University (WSU) is a professional program which contains both an undergraduate degree (BS in Sports Medicine) and graduate degree (Master’s in Athletic Training).  

The combined program length is 5 years and all courses required for AT specific standards must be taken at WSU.  

Once a student is formally admitted to the AT Program, the combined program length is 8 semesters and must be completed consecutively.  This includes a pre-clinical semester and a summer session.  Please see the AT website for all information relating to the AT program.

Students will:

  • Provide acute care of injuries and illnesses to address planning, examination, immediate emergent or musculoskeletal management, transportation, and education to clients
  • Be proficient in using knowledge of basic science and research methodology to interpret evidence-based research related to athletic training to answer questions and guide clinical practice
  • Be prepared, capable, and experienced in working as part of an inter-professional healthcare team
  • Develop advanced understanding of issues related to athletic training curriculum development, implementation, and administration
  • Demonstrate attitudes, behaviors, and practices that support personal well-being and life-long learning
  • Become proficient in prevention and health promotion to include general prevention, fitness, and wellness principles
  • Be able to integrate aspects of physical and mental health, cultural competence, ethics, and patient and community values to improve the patients’ outcome
  • Exemplify leadership, professional engagement, and advocacy to strengthen the profession of athletic training

Programme Structure

  • Semester 1: You will have an opportunity to become oriented with all of the athletic training facilities and staff certified athletic trainers as you rotate through assignments with most of the sports offered on campus.
  • Semester 2: You will be assigned a staff certified athletic trainer as a mentor and will gain valuable experience working with the sports to which your mentor is assigned.)
  • Clinical Immersion
  • Semester 3 and 4: These rotations include time spent in a physical therapy clinic, high school, general medical clinic, local NAIA college, and the University of Idaho. Transportation to and from the off-campus clinical education experiences will be at the students’ expense.
  • Semester 5 and 6: Your third year in the program you will be assigned as the senior student to a mentor and assist with the daily responsibilities of providing treatment and care for the teams to which your mentor is assigned.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Priority Application Deadline: January 10


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master’s in Athletic Training degree is a 5- year program at WSU.  Admission to the degree actually starts during the undergraduate portion of the degree (BS in Sports Medicine) and then concludes with the MAT degree.  These two degrees together will allow the student to sit for the national certification exam (BOC) in order to become a certified athletic trainer.  You CANNOT complete only the MAT portion of the degree at WSU, the entire 5 year program must be completed at WSU.  Students will typically apply fall of their sophomore year for admittance into the AT program.  Students will begin the professional athletic training program their junior year, followed by the senior year, and then a graduate year.  This graduate year includes a summer session.  See below for the admission requirement details.

Tuition Fee

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    6369 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 36 months.
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    6369 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 36 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 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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