Athletic Training, Master of Science (M.S.)

Minnesota State Mankato's Athletic Training program prepares professionals to treat physically active patients as part of an integrated health-care team. As one of the oldest and most respected programs in the country, we have taken a leadership role in adopting a master's level program that will allow our graduates to secure the best jobs at higher salaries.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
  • One of the first 4 athletic training programs in the country and still one of the 3 oldest in the US.
  • One of the most cost effective athletic training programs in the country.
  • Faculty who have won state, region, and national awards.
  • Faculty who are professionally active in the state, region, and nationally providing many contacts for program alumni.
  • 100% of program graduate who take the Board of Certification (BOC) pass the exam and 92% plus pass it on their first attempt.
  • One of the most recognized and respected programs in the country.

Application Requirements

  • A completed ATCAS application
  • 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Transcripts from any post-secondary institution from which you earned credit toward your undergraduate degree. This includes courses for college credit that were taken in high school (e.g., Post-secondary education option-PSEO).
  • “C” or better in all required prerequisite courses 
  • Two letters of recommendation/evaluation: one must be from an academic advisor or faculty member indicating potential for graduate study, and the second should be from an individual who can assess the student’s qualities as a graduate student and/or healthcare professional.
  • Current certification in emergency care which includes: Adult & Pediatric CPR, AED, 2nd Rescuer CPR, Airway Obstruction, and Barrier Devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask)

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start N/A N/A
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start Rolling May 1

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Professor Patrick Sexton


Athletic Training Website