Master of Science in Athletic Training

A Master of Science in Athletic Training will give you the advanced skills you need to qualify for in-demand positions in performance enhancement, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

As the population of older American expands—and younger Americans remain as active as ever—the need for injury prevention and rehabilitation services will only expand. Our Master’s in Athletic Training will help you gain the skills to help others remain physically fit or regain fitness after an injury or illness. Take your career further in this fast-growing field.

At a Glance

Projected 10-year growth in jobs for athletic trainers

Program Length

2 years


  • Classes on the main campus in Bismarck, ND

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Medical Professionals
  • Professionals interested in health, human performance, and injury prevention and rehabilitation

Career Paths

  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Corporate Director of Employee Wellbeing

What You’ll Learn

Designed for those who want to work at a professional level in a healthcare facility or organizational setting, our MS in Athletic Training provides advanced knowledge in the human body, focused on performance, injury, and recovery. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Practice as a certified athletic trainer.
  • Provide comprehensive patient care in prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis.
  • Rehabilitate patients recovering from injury or illness.
  • Render immediate and emergency care.
  • Combine technological solutions with clinical know-how.

This degree allows students to explore a variety of clinical and international experiences. Students exemplify Benedictine values and maintain a service-orientated mindset through practice, while courses in the curriculum assist students to commit their knowledge with kinesthetic practice.

Rachel Johnson Krug EdD, LAT, ATC Athletic Training and Kinesiology Department Chair




    Athletic Training at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

  • AATE

    Association for Athletic Training Education

    AATE Founding Member

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Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes. The application deadline for the fall semester is March 1, 2020.

Upon receiving candidacy you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resume identifying applicable professional or educational experience
  • Application Fee

Potential applicants should contact an admissions representative for information on pre-requisites.


View the student handbook for more information.

  • Classes on the main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $620/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $48 per credit
  • Parking fee (for Spring and Fall semesters): $50 per semester

Additional lab and insurance fees may apply

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