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Master of Science in Athletic Training

About the Program

The Application for Summer 2022 will be available soon!

Get ready to be a leader in athletic training. Georgia Southern University will continue its long tradition of preparing students to enter the profession of athletic training by offering a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) beginning Summer 2022!

Georgia Southern athletic training alumni work in a variety of workplace settings and age levels ranging from youth to senior citizens and the Athletic Training program will continue this education by entering the first cohort for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Mission

The Georgia Southern University Athletic Training Program aspires to bridge theory with practice in providing a learner centered, comprehensive educational and clinical foundation to prepare students to enter the allied health profession of Athletic Training. The Athletic Training Program offers an environment enhanced through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving cultural diverse communities. 

Program Contact Information

Steve Patterson, EdD, LAT, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Athletic Training Program Coordinator
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building 1119B
Telephone: 912-478-8014
Email: spatterson@georgiasouthern.edu

Admission Requirements

Grade of C or better in all prerequisites or approved similar courses

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Physics 
  • Biomechanics
  • General Psychology
  • One additional Psychology course (Abnormal/Developmental)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition
  • Structural Kinesiology 
  • Exercise Physiology

Program Acceptance

Review of applications is rolling and application decisions will begin no later than February 15 and will continue until all available seats are filled or May 1.

Program Requirements and Information

Students accepted into the degree program will be required to provide the following information

Students are responsible for Program Associated Expenses, including transportation associated with Clinical Experiences. MSAT students must remain in good standing with the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies standards. All students must also maintain required immunizations for the duration of their involvement in the curriculum.

Deadlines

Fall

Does not admit

Spring

Does not admit

Summer

February 1*

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 11/3/2021