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Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) 2020-2021 Catalog Year

Marieb College of Health & Human Services

(239) 745-4255

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to evaluate, advise, and treat patients of any type and of all ages.  Students learn how to help these individuals avoid injury, recover, and return to participation.  During the program, students also complete a series of clinical experiences.  These experiences may be associated with FGCU intercollegiate athletic programs, professional athletic programs, local sports medicine clinics, and local high school athletic programs.  Graduates of the FGCU Master of Science in Athletic Training Program are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a BOC certified athletic trainer.

Program Accreditation

The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, Texas 78664; telephone number 512-733-9700). (

Board of Certification
Qualifications necessary for earning certification can be found at the Board of Certification Inc. website: (

In addition to typical FGCU student cost, the Athletic Training students can anticipate additional costs related to the following:

  • Transportation
  • Liability Insurance
  • Membership Dues for professional organizations
  • Laboratory and Clinical Uniforms
  • Immunizations
  • Level II Background Checks
  • CPR/AED, First Aid

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Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Comply with University graduate policies and regulations.
  • Satisfy the University’s graduate degree requirements.
  • Complete the appropriate Plan of Study.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within seven (7) years from the time of admission to the program.
  • Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the University Calendar.
  • Follow the guidelines for submission of thesis materials through ProQuest. Refer to Office of Research and Graduate Studies website. 
Program Requirements

Required Courses (58 credits)
Minimum grade of B in each course.
ATR 6105C Intro to Athletic Training (4)
ATR 6136 Kinesiology and Pathomechanics (3)
ATR 6136L Kinesiology and Patho Lab (2)
ATR 6217C Athletic Training Practice I (4)
ATR 6218C Athletic Training Practice II (4)
ATR 6303C Therapeutic Interventions (4)
ATR 6320 Bioenergetics (3)
ATR 6345C Prevention and Wellness (3)
ATR 6435C General Medical Conditions (3)
ATR 6450 Psychosocial Strategies (3)
ATR 6501 Leadership Athletic Training (3)
ATR 6516 Management Strategies (3)
ATR 6612 Evidence Based Medicine (3)
ATR 6617 Research Methods (2)
ATR 6618 Independent Research I (3)
ATR 6619 Independent Research II (2)
ATR 6815 Clinical Practice I (1)
ATR 6825 Clinical Practice II (1)
ATR 6835 Clinical Practice III (1)
ATR 6845 Clinical Practice IV (3)
ATR 6855 Clinical Practice V (3)


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