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M.S. in Athletic Training


The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) prepares future allied health care professionals wishing to pursue a career in athletic training as a certified athletic trainer (ATC). The program aims to provide students a diverse academic and clinical experience by nurturing an educational foundation for continued professional growth. A strong connection to Ole Miss Athletics, area high schools, professional sports teams, clinics, hospitals, physician’s offices, and industry helps to provide students the opportunity to learn from premier leaders in the field of athletic training. Overall, this program is intended to provide improved access to health care and additional health care providers in communities that are lacking. Through a collaborative effort and comprehensive approach, the MSAT program will ultimately improve the overall climate of the state of Mississippi and beyond.


The MSAT is a two-year intensive lockstep cohort program. Students must be enrolled full time. Students admitted into the program will begin studies during the second summer session, which typically starts the last week of June. This early start allows students the opportunity for a better academic and clinical experience. Program completion will occur in May of year two to afford students the best opportunity to complete the Board of Certification (BOC) exam in time for successful job placement. A holistic approach will be utilized in the evaluation of student applicants admitted into the MSAT program.

A typical student profile for admissions will include:

Additional required documentation for applicants whose native language is not English will be based on university standards.

Please refer to the Office of International Programs for a more detailed explanation of those standards.

Prerequisite Coursework and Foundational Knowledge:

Based on standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


Based on UM course availability. Equivalent courses from other institutions will be considered.

39-40 hours to be selected from:


These courses are not required but are deemed valuable in preparation for the MSAT program. Equivalent courses from other institutions will be considered.

Up to 25 hours to be selected from:

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 66

Course Requirements

The MSAT program requires the following 66 hours:

Two-Year Course Plan:

Summer 1 (taken during second summer session)(9 hours)

Fall 1 (12 hours)

Spring 1 (12 hours)

Summer 2 (taken during full summer session) (9 hours)

Fall 2 (12 hours)

Spring 2 (12 hours)

Other Academic Requirements

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program (MSAT) at the University of Mississippi is a rigorous and intensive program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. The technical standards establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the accrediting agency of the athletic training education (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education – CAATE) and state regulations.

The following abilities and skills must be met by all students admitted to the University of Mississippi MSAT program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, the student will not be admitted into the program, nor retained in the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student program admission nor eligibility for the BOC certification examination.

Candidates for selection to, and students currently enrolled in the University of Mississippi MSAT program, must demonstrate:

Candidates for selection to the University of Mississippi MSAT program will be required to verify (signed affidavit) they understand and meet these technical standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they can meet the standards.

Students currently participating in the MSAT program must be able to meet the technical standards, with or without accommodation, at all times.

The University of Mississippi Student Disability Services, in conjunction with the MSAT program director and medical director will evaluate, on a case-by- case basis, a student's request for reasonable accommodation on the basis of a disability. The University of Mississippi is committed to providing equal access/opportunity for students with disabilities, while reserving the right to identify situations or accommodations that compromise clinician/patient safety or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences, and immersive experiences deemed essential to successful completion of the program or that could potentially alter the fundamental nature of the program. The program will consider requests for reasonable accommodations by any qualified student with a disability.

Failure of the student to follow a prescribed plan of accommodation or treatment plan that provides the student a reasonable opportunity to meet the technical standards may result in permanent dismissal from the MSAT program.

All technical and academic standards must be met throughout enrollment in the athletic training curriculum. It is the student's responsibility to notify the program director of any changes that could potentially affect his/her ability to successfully meet all technical standards. Students will be required to read and sign the Technical Standards form on an annual basis prior to beginning any clinical experiences associated with the MSAT program.

The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.