Overview & Career Outcomes

Athletic Training students are provided with opportunities to draw on professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in various settings. 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 lab-based activities. The program is built upon the core values of academic integrity, social responsibility, and clinical excellence. To learn more, please view our Program Mission Statement and Goals. The program is built upon the core values of academic integrity, social responsibility, and clinical excellence. Please learn more about our Program Mission Statement, Goals, and Student Outcomes


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 on-campus during year 1 and transition to hybrid learning in year 2. This sequence provides significant time with faculty in the classroom and lab to develop clinical knowledge and skills. The final semester in year 2 provides a transition from face-to-face learning to a hybrid model, during which courses are delivered in an online format to facilitate enhanced clinical experience opportunities. Over the two-year (5 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, 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North., Washington, DC 20006.

CAATE Program Accreditation Information and Outcomes


* 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.


Our faculty teaches in small class settings, allowing them to develop close relationships with their students and 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.

What our students have to say

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Abigail L. '22
Exercise Science '22, Athletic Training '24

“I've learned how much Lasell University offers, such as connected learning and internship/clinical opportunities. Lasell's Master of Science in Athletic Training program offers 5 unique clinical experiences to ensure their students get the most knowledge through a hands-on approach.

These clinicals allow me to work in different environments as an Athletic Trainer and discover which is best for me. Choosing Lasell for my MSAT allows me to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world. I am excited for the new challenges and experiences to come as well as honored to become a Double Laser."


The curriculum is designed to develop the clinical knowledge and skills needed for high-quality patient care. Students engage in various 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. Get more information about our Course Schedules.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation I
3 credits
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation II
3 credits
Integrated Clinical Experience I
2 credits
Integrated Clinical Experience II
2 credits
Immersive Clinical Experience I
3 credits
Integrated Clinical Experience III
4 credits
Integrated Clinical Experience IV
4 credits
Diagnostic Procedure
3 credits
Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis I
3 credits
Emergency Response & Care
3 credits
Advanced Pathophysiology
3 credits
Quantitative & Qualitative Research
3 credits
3 credits
Psyc of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation
3 credits
Prof Behaviors & Evidence Based Practice
3 credits
Prevention & Health Promotion
3 credits
Concepts & Application of Manual Therapy
3 credits
3 credits
Behavioral and Mental Health
3 credits
Healthcare Mgmt & Quality Improvement
3 credits
Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis II
3 credits
Functional Anatomy
3 credits


The September 2024 application cycle is now closed, but we are accepting applications for September 2025. To check on your application status, please email Marc Gaffney at mgaffney@lasell.edu

Lasell University has a priority consideration deadline of March 1, 2025 for our September 2025 start date. All applications submitted prior to March 1 will be considered first for acceptance and scholarship review. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis at the time of acceptance. Please view our scholarship webpage for additional information.

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).

Access the Lasell ATCAS application portal.   

If you have 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
  • Observation hours are NOT required

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)

*A majority of prerequisite requirements are included in Lasell University's undergraduate programs in Health Science and Exercise Science and provide a pathway to the MSAT 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. If 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 subscription, ATrack ($45/year).
  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)

International Applicants:

This program is F-1 eligible. 

All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores 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.

For additional requirements, please visit our International Admission Requirement page.

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