M.Sc. On Campus

Athletic Training

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s degree in Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin Madison is a 24-month professional program that provides rigorous and comprehensive preparation for students seeking a health care career in athletic training.


Athletic trainers (ATs) are multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians as part of the health care team to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical condition. Athletic trainers provide health care in a variety of practice settings for people involved in all levels of physical activity.

Practice environments for graduates of Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin Madison include youth to professional sports, military and public service personnel, secondary schools, colleges, universities, performing arts, workers with physically demanding jobs, physician practice settings, and much more. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the athletic trainer within the broader health care system.
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills.
  • Develop and apply strategies to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Demonstrate the clinical skills needed to appropriately diagnose patients for treatment and referral.
  • Apply clinical and decision-making skills to respond to acute injury and illness, including emergencies.
  • Assess patient status and develop treatment and rehabilitation that are consistent with contemporary disablement models.
  • Demonstrate clinical scholarship in the form of evidence appraisal and application to influence athletic training practice.
  • Maintain the highest standards of clinical practice by examining the quality of patient care through the use of patient outcomes.
  • Apply research methods to develop and evaluate clinical questions applicable to practice-based research environments while demonstrating an understanding of ethical research practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anatomical Foundations in Athletic Training
  • Emergency Procedures for Athletic Trainers
  • Foundational Skills in Athletic Training
  • Foundations of Professional Practice in Athletic Training
  • Public Health, Policy, and Practice
  • Evaluation and Therapeutic Interventions
  • Clinical Medicine in Athletic Training
  • Enhancing Performance and Wellness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


58 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited school of higher education by the start of the program
  • Transcripts from each college, university, or technical college attended showing work completed and in progress
  • Observation of two Certified Athletic Trainers in different clinical practice settings
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement responding to prompts provided on the graduate application 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 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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