M.Sc. Blended

Athletic Training

Montana State University Billings

24 months
16274 USD/year
18570 USD/year
6420 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Montana State University Billings is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals.


The Athletic Training program at Montana State University Billings prepares students for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The curriculum is based upon cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences. 

In order to become eligible to sit for the BOC examination, students within this major must complete all of the course work within the professional areas, as well as accumulate competencies, proficiencies and a minimum clinical experience each semester over the two-year (6 semesters), program. The program begins in the third summer session.


Athletic Trainers Find Employment in the Following Settings:

  • High schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional Sports
  • Corporate/Industrial Offices
  • Outpatient Physician and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Military and Public Safety

According to career outcomes surveys for MSU Billings Athletic Training master’s graduates, 93% are employed in their field within 9 months of graduation, and recent graduates report an average salary of $38,000.


The athletic training program has been granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, CAATE.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Athletic Training Techniques
  • Lower Extremity Assessment
  • Evidence Based Assessment
  • Practicum in Athletic Training
  • Nutrition for Sports & Exercise
  • Clinical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: rolling admission


61 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (a GPA below a 3.0 may be considered)
  • Standardized graduate admission test (GRE or equivalent) if GPA is below 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources concerning the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate school. At least one letter must be from a certified athletic trainer.
  • It is recommended but not required to obtain a minimum of 25-50 contact hours with a certified athletic trainer.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended.
  • An essay stating why you want to be an athletic trainer, career goals, and the attributes you possess that will make you  successful in life and in athletic training.
  • Completed application form and submission of application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16274 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18570 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6420 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Billings

945 - 1958 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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