For individuals who
Are interested in a master's degree focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Hands-on clinical experiences, small class sizes and immersive settings with a variety of injuries and patient lifestyles.
- Athletic Trainer
Option 1: Five-Year Program. This unique option allows the student to complete a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Athletic Training (M.A.Trg) degree in five years.
During years 1-3 students follow the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Exercise Science guidelines and curriculum**.
Students apply to the M.A.Trg. program through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) during the third year (typically Junior standing).
Accepted students begin the M.A.Trg. program in the summer.
During year 4 students complete both Exercise Science and M.A.Trg. courses. The Exercise Science degree is awarded in August.
During year 5 students complete M.A.Trg. courses. Upon successful completion of all program and Graduate College requirements, the M.A.Trg. degree is awarded in May.
** Transfer students and students who change majors must follow the Exercise Science policies and curriculum. This may extend the time line for program completion.
Option 2: Two-Year Program. Students who have a conferred Bachelor’s degree in a related field will follow Option 2.
Students apply to the M.A.Trg. program through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) .
Accepted students begin the program in the summer.
Years 1 and 2 students follow the M.A.Trg. Plan of Study for Option 2
Upon success complete of all program and Graduate College requirements, the M.A.Trg. degree is awarded in May.