Athletic Training Master's

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Athletic Training at NMU (click here to see brochure)

This program is offered in two formats:
1) 3 + 2 Program - students complete an undergraduate degree in Sports Science and a Master's degree in Athletic Training.
2) Stand-Alone Master's in Athletic Training - for students who have already completed a Bachelor's degree.

The School of Health and Human Performance offers a CAATE accredited master of science degree in athletic training. The athletic training master’s degree will be offered through a 3 + 2 program that will award the student a bachelor of science (in sports science) degree and a master of science in Athletic Training when completed.  These students will meet all pre-admission requirements at NMU and apply to the master’s program during the fall semester of their third year. If accepted, the student will begin the master’s program in the summer between their third and fourth years.

Students wishing to transfer into this program will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree either at NMU or at another institution may also apply for admission. 

Program Requirements

The 3 + 2 master of science (and undergraduate degree in sports science) degree in athletic training requires the completion of 161-171 credits (includes undergraduate general education requirements, undergraduate credits for sports science, and graduate credits for athletic training).  This program is specifically designed to prepare students to sit for the National Board of Certification exam in athletic training and entry into the profession of athletic training.   

While it is ideal for students to complete this program through the undergraduate program in sports science, transfer students may also be considered for admission, but may not be able to complete all requirements in 5 years. In addition, students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree at NMU or at another institution, may apply and be considered for admission into the master’s sequence provided they have completed the required pre-requisite courses.

If you are interested in pursuing a major in athletic training at NMU, please contact:

Julie A. Rochester, Ed.D., AT
Director, Accredited Athletic Training Program
School of Health and Human Performance
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, Mich. 49855
Fax: 906-227-2181
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