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Athletic Training, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1084 (BCR) , MI,
The Master of Science in athletic training is a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education accredited post-professional program. Students participate in advanced athletic training didactic, laboratory experiences and clinical internship opportunities which solidify their skills and research experiences resulting in becoming better clinicians and educators. 


Graduates of this program possess skills that make them highly qualified professionals and well-rounded individuals.

The graduate athletic training program, offered through the Department of Human Performance and Health Education at Western Michigan University, exposes students to a wide variety of the latest techniques and concepts in athletic training and related disciplines. Students will:

  • Complete coursework within the athletic training major that accentuates human performance and conditioning, with emphasis in aquatic therapy, strength and conditioning, manual therapy, and orthopedic fabrication.
  • Participate in a two year clinical placement to enhance skills and techniques; increase confidence and leadership; promote autonomy; and refine communication skills with athletes, coaches, administrators and peers.
  • Learn current research techniques and trends, how to decipher research in professional journals and to apply research in the professional atmosphere.
  • Have opportunities to participate in community events to enhance clinical experiences and network with other professionals.
  • Work closely with other allied health medical professionals in and around Kalamazoo.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Techniques in Therapeutic Modalities 
  • Manual Therapy Techniques in Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Fabrication and Diagnostics in Sports Medicine 
  • Professional Field Experience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Complete high school or post-secondary education transcripts
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Education history information and transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15556 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15556 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Kalamazoo

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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