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. Students must complete at Master in Athletic Training to sit for certification.
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.
Specific Admission Requirements
Students with a bachelor’s degree and that have completed the required prerequisites for the MS in Athletic Training Program may make application to the program.
Students with a bachelors degree applying for the Master of Science in Athletic Training should apply by January 15 for first consideration with a deadline of April 15. Cohort begins in mid-May and the program is year-round for two years. Please contact Dr. Roger Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions concerning admission.
Documents Due with Application
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA = 3.0.
- 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.
- Completion of an undergraduate degree by the time the candidate will start the MS in AT.
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 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)
Prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better:
- Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Labs1
- General Biology with Lab
- Chemistry with Lab
- Physics with Lab
- Exercise Physiology with lab
- Human Development
- College Algebra or Statistics
- Applied Statistics
- Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
- Medical Terminology
Specific Program Requirements
|AT 501||Foundations of Athletic Training||3|
|AT 502||Functional Anatomy of Injury||3|
|AT 503||Fundamentals of Public Health||1|
|AT 504||Concepts of Therapeutic Interventions||2|
|AT 510||Clinical Integration I||2|
|AT 511||Assessment & Management I||4|
|AT 513||Professionalism and Ethics||1|
|AT 514||Research Methods||3|
|AT 520||Clinical Integration II||3|
|AT 521||Assessment and Management II||4|
|AT 522||General Medical and Pharmacology||5|
|AT 533||Fundamentals of Epidemiology||1|
|AT 530||Clinical Integration III||2|
|AT 531||Assessment & Management III||3|
|AT 532||Psychology and Social Aspects||2|
|AT 534||Advanced Sport Rehabilitation||2|
|AT 540||Clinical Integration IV||4|
|AT 542||Administration in Athletic Training||3|
|AT 545||Evidence-Based Practice & Research||3|
|AT 550||Clinical Integration V||5|
|AT 551||BOC Test Prep||1|