Overview

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is a CAATE accredited graduate program, delivered in a hybrid model (online and classroom experience) 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. 

Become a leader in the field

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.

Connect learning to practice

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.

Accelerate your success

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:

  • Benefit from the experience of your faculty and peers, who bring deep expertise and a unique point of view to every class discussion and group project
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Engage with an active alumni community
  • Participate in career services programs that include webinars on salary negotiations and developing a career plan

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* As the Lasell University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), students may earn licensure upon completion of their degree if the student successfully passes the BOC exam. States have varying requirements for licensure. For additional information regarding national regulations for athletic training please visit the NATA State Regulatory Boards Map. 

Curriculum

Focusing on the unique needs of each patient, the curriculum provides both hands-on clinical experiences and research opportunities. To help you plan out the classes you can take through the program view the Curriculum Planner. 

MSAT700
Prof Behaviors & Evidence Based Practice
3 credits
MSAT701
Functional Anatomy
3 credits
MSAT702
Diagnostic Procedure
3 credits
MSAT703
Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis I
3 credits
MSAT704
Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis II
3 credits
MSAT705
Prevention & Health Promotion
3 credits
MSAT707
Emergency Response & Care
3 credits
MSAT710
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation I
3 credits
MSAT711
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation II
3 credits
MSAT721
Integrated Clinical Experience I
2 credits
MSAT722
Integrated Clinical Experience II
2 credits
MSAT723
Immersive Clinical Experience I
3 credits
MSAT724
Integrated Clinical Experience III
4 credits
MSAT725
Integrated Clinical Experience IV
4 credits
RSCI713
Pharmacology
3 credits
RSCI715
Advanced Pathophysiology
3 credits
RSCI717
Healthcare Leadership & Decision Making
3 credits
RSCI780
Quantitative & Qualitative Research
3 credits
RSCI781
Capstone
3 credits

Requirements

Admission requirements for the two‐year program:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Preferred GPA: 3.0
  • A "C" or better in all prerequisite courses* is preferred
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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: 

  • General Biology with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
  • General Physics with lab (4 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3 Credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)

Admission checklist: 

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework**
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

**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
Lasell University
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 clinical placement, the student is responsible for the cost.