Sacred Heart University

College of Health Professions

Master of Science: Athletic Training


Office of Graduate Admissions

5151 Park Ave

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Become an essential member of the sports medicine team! Get the hands-on training and classroom experience you need to evaluate, protect and care for athletes at all levels. 

Earn your Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)

Athletic Trainers help athletes in many different ways – from initial injury management, emergency care, evaluation of injuries, rehabilitation and return to play at peak performance, SHU MSAT is designed to take you the top of the field.

As the only MSAT offered in Connecticut, this program will give you the opportunity to:

  • Experience real-world training through clinical rotations at Sacred Heart’s athletic training room, local universities, high schools and clinics
  • Collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation
  • Study a progressive curriculum that puts athletic training concepts into action
  • Prepare to sit for the Board of Certification national exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer, and then be eligible to apply for licensure in all states

Choose a track that fits your professional game plan

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requires all Athletic Training programs nationwide to be at the Master’s level. The M.S. in Athletic Training consists of five semesters for full-time students.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 51

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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