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Master of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic Training classroomStudents may enter the Master of Science in Athletic Training degree through either the Five-Year Master’s degree plan or through the post-baccalaureate degree plan.

This degree program is available on-campus in Manhattan.

The Athletic Training Program is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health. Following a decision from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Athletic Training Strategic Alliance, a Master’s degree will be required to become eligible for certification as an Athletic Trainer starting in 2022.

This fall, undergraduate students looking to enroll in athletic training will enroll in the new Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Sciences degree program.

Students who are currently completing BA/BS athletic training degree, or have already completed a BA/BS degree and are wanting to enroll into the MS in Athletic Training program can check to make sure you have completed all the admission requirements and the required prerequisite courses sot see if you are eligible for the MS in Athletic Training program. The first cohort of students are being accepted now.

Students who are currently enrolled at Kansas State and in the Accredited BS in Athletic Training degree program will not be affected and with successful completion of their current degree, they will be eligible to sit for the board of Certification Exam.

If you are currently enrolled in the BS in Athletic Training pre-professional degree program you are eligible to apply to the MS Athletic Training Degree when you have completed all of the pre-requisite courses and admission requirements.

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Students interested in enrolling or transferring into the Athletic Training program should contact Phill Vardiman for more information on the program change and the new requirements.

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