Overview

The Lasell University Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) 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).

Lasell's Connected Learning philosophy anchors the athletic training curriculum. Students are provided with opportunities to draw on both professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in a variety of settings. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice through a series of 5 clinical experiences. Students hone their clinical skills and decision-making through simulation, standardized patient encounters, and various lab-based activities.

Clinical education and experiences

The MSAT program is delivered in our state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center with specially designed health and biology labs. Students participate in clinical experiences with preceptors in a variety of practice settings. The Lasell MSAT program utilizes a large network of clinical sites, including professional sports, collegiate, secondary schools, and world-renowned healthcare facilities.

Through clinical education and experiences, students gain the skills to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation.

Designed with flexibility in mind

The two-year curriculum is designed with student flexibility in mind. Students begin their MSAT journey remotely during the summer session and transition to on-campus learning for the next three semesters (fall, spring, and summer). This sequence provides significant time with faculty in the classroom and lab to develop clinical knowledge and skills.

The second summer provides a transition from face-to-face learning to a remote model. During the final two semesters, courses are delivered in an on-line format to facilitate enhanced clinical experience opportunities both locally and nationally. Over the two-year (6 semesters) program, these rich educational experiences prepare students to provide exceptional healthcare and become leaders in the athletic training profession.

Accreditation and outcomes

Lasell University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is in good standing in accordance with the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

  

* 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. 

Faculty

Our faculty teach in small class settings allowing them to develop close relationships with their students providing one-on-one advice and feedback. Lasell's Athletic Training program is led by accomplished clinical practitioners with first-hand experience.

Keith Belmore, DAT, LAT, ATC
Program Director
KBelmore@lasell.edu | 617-243-2095

Sarah Giasullo, PhD, LAT, ATC
Coordinator of Clinical Education
SGiasullo@lasell.edu | 617-243-2431

You can find the complete list of Athletic Training and School of Health Science faculty here.
Feel free to contact Keith Belmore with any program questions.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to develop the clinical knowledge and skills needed for high-quality patient care. Students engage in a variety of learning formats including hands-on clinical experiences and lab-based courses. Explore the classes you will take throughout the Athletic Training program.  View the AT Academic 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
RSCI709
Concepts & Application of Manual Therapy
3 credits
MSAT714
Behavioral and Mental Health
3 credits

Requirements

Successful applicants should follow the outlined admissions requirements and prerequisite courses on our website. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early because our cohort sizes are small. 

Students must meet the following requirements and submit the appropriate materials to apply to Lasell. All applications must be submitted through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS).

Click HERE to access the Lasell ATCAS application portal.   

If you are having problems with the ATCAS Application site, their help center can assist you. 

Admission requirements for the two‐year program:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  • Preferred GPA: 3.0
  • A "C" or better in all prerequisite courses
  • Completed ATCAS Application
  • Personal statement describing your professional goals and why you have chosen athletic training as a career
  • Resume/CV
  • Verification Technical Standards for the program can be met. Technical Standards (download PDF)
  • GRE/GMAT score is NOT required

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. 

Prerequisite Requirements:

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

*Students enrolled in Lasell University's undergraduate programs in health science and exercise science will meet all prerequisite requirements to start the graduate program.           

Program costs

Students in the MSAT program 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. The following is a list of associated student costs.

  1. Lasell University Graduate Tuition and Campus Fees 
  2. Course materials to include books, computer/laptop, and other resources.
  3. Clinical Experience/Education Uniform (khaki/chino/dress style pants, polos, closed-toe shoes).
  4. Lasell University Athletic Training logo apparel.
  5. Transportation to and from clinical experience sites. 
  6. Room and board, including for clinical experiences. 
  7. Medical costs associated with immunizations, TB testing, or Covid-19 testing. 
  8. Maintenance of CPR/AED certification throughout the program. 
  9. Web-based assessment platform.
  10. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Membership. ($85/year)
  11. Criminal background check and/or drug screening as needed per clinical site requirements. 
  12. Board of Certification Exam. (Last semester in ATP $330)