The Master of Science in Athletic Training is a CAATE accredited graduate program, delivered in a hybrid model and designed to prepare students for eligibility to take the Board of Certification Exam (BOC). Designed by industry leaders, our curriculum takes a holistic approach to Athletic Training and is taught in our brand-new Science and Technology center with specially designed health and biology labs and strength and conditioning rooms. Through coursework and clinical experiences in world-renowned healthcare facilities, you'll gain the skills to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide preventative services, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, and emergency care.
Lasell University offers a degree pathway for students to complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training in conjunction with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or Health Science. Students have the option of completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or Health Science in a 3-year accelerated format or a traditional 4-year format.
The demand for athletic trainers is expected to grow as people become more aware of the effects of sports-related injuries, and as the middle-aged and older population remains active (BLS, 2019). Effective 2022, students must enroll in a CAATE accredited* graduate program to be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam, and obtain a master's degree in Athletic Training for entry into the profession.
With Lasell's Master of Science in Athletic Training program, you will be prepared to assume leadership roles as an athletic trainer in such setting as:
Lasell's philosophy of Connected Learning provides you with opportunities to draw on both your professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, including a Capstone research experience and lectures from industry leaders (in person and via live stream) who present and discuss their work.
Note: The Lasell University Master of Science in Athletic Training curriculum aligns with the CAATE 2020 Professional Standards.
Join Lasell's vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. As a Lasell graduate student, you will:
*Lasell University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on probation as of February 1, 2019, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. Additionally, information regarding temporary probationary status is available upon request.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|MSAT700||Prof Behaviors & Evidence Based Practice||3|
|MSAT703||Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis I||3|
|MSAT704||Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis II||3|
|MSAT705||Prevention & Health Promotion||3|
|MSAT707||Emergency Response & Care||3|
|MSAT710||Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation I||3|
|MSAT711||Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation II||3|
|MSAT721||Integrated Clinical Experience I||2|
|MSAT722||Integrated Clinical Experience II||2|
|MSAT723||Immersive Clinical Experience I||3|
|MSAT724||Integrated Clinical Experience III||4|
|MSAT725||Integrated Clinical Experience IV||4|
|PSYC714||Psyc of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation||3|
|RSCI704||Concepts & Application of Manual Therapy||4|
|RSCI717||Healthcare Leadership & Decision Making||3|
|RSCI780||Quantitative & Qualitative Research||3|
Core Credits Required: 63
Athletic Training Clinical Education Experiences
The Lasell University Master of Science in Athletic Training provides students with a comprehensive clinical education plan that includes a wide variety of experiences in different industry settings. To achieve a rich clinical education experience, students are placed at affiliated clinical sites by the Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCE), in consultation with the Program Director. Clinical Sites are vetted by the CCE to ensure the site and clinical preceptor meet all CAATE standards in addition to the Lasell University educational philosophy, educational mission, program goals, and outcomes. Affiliated clinical sites are located locally, regionally, and nationally in relation to Lasell University, Newton, MA. Students enrolled in the MS in Athletic Training are expected to provide their own transportation to their clinical site and acquire their own housing. Additional costs associated with the program may also be incurred.
|SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11|
|MSAT704||Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis II||On Campus||TBA|
|MSAT710||Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation I||On Campus||TBA|
|SPRING 1: 1/22 - 3/10|
|PSYC714||Psyc of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation||Online||TBA|
|TBA||Integrated Clinical Experience II||On Campus||Eason, Christianne|
|SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11|
|MSAT702||Diagnostic Procedure||Online||Eason, Christianne|
Candidates seeking admission to MS in Athletic Training graduate degree programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
*Students enrolled in Lasell University's undergraduate programs in health science and exercise science will meet all prerequisite requirements to start the graduate program. MS in Athletic Training prerequisite requirements:
**A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
Program Fee/Additional Costs
Each Athletic Training student is charged a program fee for each semester enrolled in the program. The program fee is used to provide instructional supplies, discipline-specific technology, and guest speakers. Students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training will incur additional costs associated with their clinical education experiences, including the cost associated with travel and housing at affiliated clinical sites, dress code requirements, web-based assessment platforms, and professional memberships. Criminal background checks are not essential for all affiliated clinical sites. In the event that a clinical site requests a criminal background check for a clinical placement, the student is responsible for the cost.
February 29 - 9:00 a.m.
March 14 - 8:30 a.m.