Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. In order to seek certification a Master’s degree must be completed.
Students who complete the 3+2 MS degree in Athletic Training will received a BS in Health Science and an MS in Athletic Training at the completion of the 3+2 curriculum. If the student does not complete the entire 3+2 curriculum they could receive the BS in Health Science with the Pre-Athletic Training concentration.
The Masters in Athletic Training Program At Colorado State University Pueblo located in Pueblo, Colorado is accredited by the:
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Initial Accreditation awarded: 03-02-2022
Students are strongly encouraged to work with the athletic training program, Board of Certification (BOC) and the applicable athletic training licensure board in the state they intend to pursue licensing to ensure all BOC certification and state licensure requirements will be satisfactorily met.
Athletic Training 3+2 Plan (BS/MS)
One feature of the MS in Athletic Training program is the 3+2 plan, which is designed to give the opportunity to qualified advanced-level undergraduate students to simultaneously pursue both the Baccalaureate (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. Talented students are thus quickly moved toward expanding their academic and scientific horizons based on an individual student’s abilities and motivation.
Student who are interested in becoming a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer will begin their degree in the BS in Health Science Pre-Athletic Training concentration. In the Junior Year Pre-AT students can apply to the 3+2 Athletic Training Program which will result in a BS degree in Health Science and an MS degree in Athletic Training after completing 3 years (90 credit hours) of undergraduate work and 2 years (60 credit hours) of graduate work. Students must meet the requirements of both degrees (BS in Health Science Pre-AT and MS in Athletic Training). Students who decide not to apply to the 3+2 program can graduate with a BS in Health Science with 120 credits of undergraduate course work and will be eligible to apply to the 2 year MS in Athletic Training after finishing a bachelor’s degree.
Students in the Pre-Athletic Training 3+2 Program should apply in the spring of the junior year of the Health Science Pre-Athletic Training major. Deadline for first consideration is January 15 and final deadline is April 15. Cohort begin in mid-May and the program is year round for two years. Please contact the program director, Dr. Roger Clark at email@example.com for any questions concerning admission.
Specific Admission Requirements
Documents Due with Application
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA = 3.0 at the end of junior year of the Health Sciences Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis.
- Satisfactory enrollment/completion of the first 90 hours of the Health Science Pre-AT concentration.
- Two letters of recommendation; one from a certified Athletic Trainer and one from an academic instructor.
- 50 observation hours with a certified and state credentialed Athletic Trainer.
Program Admission Provisions:
Full Admission-Student has met all the above-noted criteria and has completed a Baccalaureate degree; Students applying in the Junior or final year of undergraduate education with courses in progress will receive notification of full admission with the understanding that the above-noted criteria will be met upon completion of the Junior year or undergraduate education.
Conditional Admission-Student has a GPA between 2.75-2.99 will complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better and meet other application criteria. Students that receive Conditional Admission will be required to earn a GPA of 3.0 in the first MS AT summer session of the program. Students not meeting this standard will automatically be dismissed from the program.
Documents Due After Acceptance into the Program
- Physical Exam
- Full immunization records including proof of COVID vaccination and influenza vaccination by November 1st
- TB test and completed TB form
- Completed technical standards form
- First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer certification (or equivalent)
Specific Program Requirements
Students in the BS/MS program must complete:
- The requirements for the BS in Health Science Pre-Athletic Training degree.
- The requirements for the MS in Athletic Training degree.
A maximum of 12 required graduate credits may be applied simultaneously to both the declared undergraduate and graduate degree programs, except for programs requiring completion of more than 138 total hours.
The 3+2 degree plan has the following requirements:
|Undergraduate Required Courses||72|
|Graduate Required Courses||60|
|Injury/Illness Care and Prevention|
|Functional Exercise Training|
|Personal Health Lab|
|NSCA Test Preparation|
|Research and Statistics|
|Exercise Physiology Lab|
|Introduction to Health Professions|
|Outside the Major||12|
|Principles of Biology (GT-SC2)|
|Principles of Biology Lab (GT-SC1)|
|Principles of Chemistry (GT-SC2) 1|
|Principles of Chemistry Lab (GT-SC1) 1|
|Principles of Physics I (GT-SC2)|
|Principles of Physics Lab I (GT-SC1)|
|Other Required Courses These courses are required to complete the program, but are also used to fulfill General Education requirements.||26|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I (GT-SC2)|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I Lab (GT-SC1)|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy II (GT-SC2)|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy II Lab (GT-SC1)|
|Speaking & Listening|
|Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets|
|Introduction to Statistics (GT-MA1)|
|Introduction to Sport Psychology|
|Human Development (GT-SS3)|
Students must have a Math placement score of 6 (at least a 24 ACT score or 580 SAT score in Math) to take MATH 156.
|Foundations of Athletic Training|
|Functional Anatomy of Injury|
|Fundamentals of Public Health|
|Concepts of Therapeutic Interventions|
|Clinical Integration I|
|Assessment & Management I|
|Professionalism and Ethics|
|Clinical Integration II|
|Assessment and Management II|
|General Medical and Pharmacology|
|Fundamentals of Epidemiology|
|Clinical Integration III|
|Assessment & Management III|
|Psychology and Social Aspects|
|Advanced Sport Rehabilitation|
|Clinical Integration IV|
|Administration in Athletic Training|
|Evidence-Based Practice & Research|
|Clinical Integration V|
|BOC Test Prep|
Disclaimer: The Planning Sheet is designed as a guide for student's planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice and consent of an academic advisor. While accurately portraying the information contained in the college catalog, this form is not considered a legal substitute for that document. Students should become familiar with the catalog in effect at the time in which they entered the institution.
|HS 101||Introduction to Health Professions||2|
and Personal Health Lab
|ENG 101||Rhetoric & Writing I (GT-CO1)||3|
or MATH 120
|Introduction to Statistics (GT-MA1) students must have at least an ACT 24 or SAT 580 to enroll in MATH 156, otherwise take MATH 120
or College Algebra (GT-MA1)
|General Education (suggest Social Science)||3|
|AT 232||First Aid||2|
|AT 260||Injury/Illness Care and Prevention||3|
|ENG 102||Rhetoric & Writing II (GT-CO2)||3|
|Principles of Biology (GT-SC2)
or Introduction to Microbiology
|AT 234||Emergency Care||2|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I (GT-SC2)
and Human Physiology and Anatomy I Lab (GT-SC1)
|EPER 222||Behavior Facilitation||3|
|PSYC 151||Human Development (GT-SS3)||3|
|General Education (suggest Humanities)||3|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy II (GT-SC2)
and Human Physiology and Anatomy II Lab (GT-SC1)
|CID 103||Speaking & Listening||3|
|CIS 104||Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets||1|
|General Education (suggest Humanities and History)||6|
|AT 301||Physical Assessment||3|
|Principles of Chemistry (GT-SC2)
and Principles of Chemistry Lab (GT-SC1)
|EPER 343||Research and Statistics||3|
|PSYC 205||Introduction to Sport Psychology||3|
|AT 323||Functional Exercise Training||2|
|BIOL 220||Medical Terminology||2|
|EPER 320||NSCA Test Preparation||3|
and Exercise Physiology Lab
|Principles of Physics I (GT-SC2)
and Principles of Physics Lab I (GT-SC1)