Our Master of Science in Athletic Training provides rigorous coursework with practical, hands-on clinical experiences.
Our new athletic training graduate program has been designed following Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accreditation* standards, which means you will gain the experience and knowledge required to become a certified athletic trainer. Learn more about certification requirements.»
*UL Lafayette is currently seeking accreditation for its new Athletic Training Program and is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will submit a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2022. Submission of the self-study and completion of an onsite review does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students who graduate from the program prior to accreditation will not be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.
Athletic Training Courses & Curriculum
The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program is a year-round, full-time program. Students are admitted only once a year and they begin the program as a cohort every June.
The degree program requires completion of 55 graduate credit hours with five clinical rotations.
For application deadlines, application materials, and more, visit the application information page.
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Additional Application Materials
In addition to the general Graduate School application materials, you must also:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or allied health-related field.
- Demonstrate completion of prerequisite postsecondary coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, nutrition, and exercise physiology.
- Provide evidence of current First Aid and BLS CPR certification.
Provide evidence of completion of 150 hours of observation under a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
- Download a sample observation hours documentation form. If observation hours are completed with multiple ATCs, applicants will be required to upload one file that includes separate forms from each healthcare provider.
We recommend that at least one letter of reference required by the Graduate School be from a certified athletic trainer (AT) who has supervised your observation hours.
Students are admitted only once a year, with classes beginning in June.
Application review will begin March 1. We are only able to offer admission to a limited number of students each year. Early application is encouraged.
For more information about the master’s in athletic training, contact:
Aimee Gros, Assistant Professor