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Athletic Training - MSAT

Eastern Washington University originally obtained CAAHEP accreditation for the athletic training curriculum program in October 2002.  The program has since completed re-accreditation through the CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) in the 2007-2008 and 2017-2018 academic years.  Our MSAT program has recently received full accreditation until the end of the 2027-2028 school year.


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Degree Description:

This major is designed for those students who are interested in becoming certified athletic trainers. The major is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board of Certification's national examination and to work competently in the field of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Students must apply and be accepted into the Athletic Training Master of Science Degree Program (MSAT). Admission to the program is based upon evaluation of the student's entire application, including: the academic record, signed statement of ability to meet the Program Technical Standards, GPA and completion of prerequisite courses, professional references and a written essay.  The number of applicants may exceed the number of students that can be admitted to the program; therefore, no assurance can be given that all applicants admitted to the university and who complete the application requirements will be admitted to the MSAT. For further information regarding the application process, please contact Colleen Mastel at: or call 509-359-7961.


MSAT Student Handbook 2018-2020


Application Requirements: ·      

  • must have completed a minimum of 100 hours working, volunteering, or shadowing with a BOC certified athletic trainer.  At least 50 of these hours must be completed in a high school, college, or professional setting;     
  • must provide a copy of current First Aid and CPR/AED certification;     
  • must have earned a cumulative GPA in a Bachelors Degree of ≥B (3.0);      
  • must earn a minimum grade of ≥B- (2.75) in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Kinesiology    

Prerequisite coursework: ·      

Students must have completed a series (full academic year) of the following:

  EWU Course Equivalent
Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (A&P) BIOL 232/233/234
Kinesiology (with Biomechanics as part of the course curriculum) PHED 349/350/352

Students must have completed a course in each of the following areas:

  EWU Course Equivalent
Chemistry CHEM 151/161
Medical Terminology (2 credits) HLED 256
Nutrition HLED 372
Psychology PSYC 100
Statistics (Tests and Measures is not accepted) CSBS 320

Students must have completed 5 additional courses from any of the following areas:

  EWU Course Equivalent
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 302
Adaptive Physical Education PHED 452
Additional Chemistry Courses CHEM 162/163
Additional Statistics Courses EXSC 455
Emergency Response HLED 194
Exercise Physiology EXSC 480
Physics PHYS 131/132/133
Strength & Conditioning PHED 335
Technical Writing TCOM 205

Degree Requirements:

  • Earn a minimum grade of ≥B in each ATTR required course;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of ≥B for each quarter while in the program;
  • Complete and present a comprehensive research project
  • Must be a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association;
  • Failure to comply with the above standards will prohibit degree eligibility.

Student Learning Outcomes - students will:

  • gain an understanding and demonstrate experience in being good citizens both in the community and in their professional organization;
  • gain clinical experiences in a variety of service learning settings that will allow them to be prepared to work in the diverse opportunities found within the field of Athletic Training;
  • gain the basic knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work competently as an entry level Certified Athletic Trainer as well as to contribute to the knowledge base in the field of Athletic Training.


EWU Athletic Training Staff

What will I study?

Students in the program will receive formal instruction and clinical practice in development of proficiencies in:  risk management and injury prevention, pathology of injuries and illnesses, assessment and evaluation, acute care of injury and illness, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, general medical conditions and disabilities, nutritional aspects of injury and illness, psychosocial intervention and referral, health care administration, and professional development and responsibilities.

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