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Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

Daniel Welty and Dr. Christine Lauber highlight the clinical and hands-on classroom experiences available in UIndy's athletic training program.

Athletic trainers work with physicians to provide prevention, clinical diagnosis, emergency treatment, therapeutic care and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. They also prescribe exercise programs or make diet recommendations for better performance and nutrition. In the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at UIndy, you’ll learn advanced, hands-on clinical skills at a rapid rate and integrate those skills in multiple clinical placements. 

“Through athletic training I was able to work with different athletic teams at many different sites ranging from middle school to the college setting. Last fall I worked with the Ben Davis High School football team. It was a great learning experience and I was able to grow the skills that I learned in the classroom.”
Kinsey Lengerich

Program strengths

  • Faculty work individually with students in the classroom and in clinical athletic training
  • Five clinical rotation semesters with different preceptors (or clinical instructors) and small student-to-preceptor ratios
  • Variety of clinical sites, diverse patient populations and easy access to Indianapolis medical systems
  • Networking and continued education opportunities through professional membership organizations


The MSAT program is taught in a traditional, face-to-face format. 

Program length and curriculum

The 65 credit-hour curriculum is completed over 2 years (6 semesters, including summers) and is a combination of classroom learning and clinical work. 

Program costs

In addition to tuition and living expenses, students in the MSAT program incur additional costs, including:

  • Course fee: ATRG 500 – $80 for taping supplies
  • Course fee: ATRG 501 – $30 for Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certification
  • National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) student membership: $75 annually
  • Transportation costs for off-campus clinical experiences: $300-$500 per semester
  • Criminal background check: Up to $50 annually
  • CPR/AED face shield: Up to $10
  • Tuberculosis skin test: $5 annually through the UIndy Health & Wellness Center
  • Clothing to meet dress code requirement: Variable
  • Fanny/sling pack and athletic training kit: Up to $200
  • Turning Point Technology Student Response Card ("clickers"): $15-$45
  • Immunization titers (as needed): Up to $250

See tuition and financial aid information ►


Graduates from the athletic training program are eligible to earn national certification by passing the Board of Certification exam, and to apply for Indiana state licensure

When can I start?

 Applications for the 2018 cohort opened on June 29, 2017. The deadline for priority consideration for the 2018 cohort is January 5, 2018. Applications will remain open until the cohort is filled.

Potential careers in athletic training

Athletic trainers practice in a variety of professional settings, including:

  • High Schools
  • Colleges
  • Physician offices
  • Sports performance and rehabilitation clinics
  • Professional sports teams
  • Military
  • Hospitals
  • Public safety
  • Performing arts
  • Industrial
“I learned clinical skills and life lessons that prepared me well for physical therapy school and helped establish professional relationships that led to my current position at Methodist Sports Medicine.”
Katie Finke

Athletic training might be for you if:

  • You have a special interest in health care, sports medicine and fitness
  • You have, or are pursuing, a health-related undergraduate degree
  • You enjoy physical activity and lead a healthy lifestyle
  • You love working with people in an active and physically challenging environment