Athletic Training

Keep athletes in the action. Athletic Trainers (ATs) serve athletes and many types of patients by assessing injuries and providing preventative, therapeutic or rehabilitative care. They build collaborative relationships with their clients, oftentimes positively impacting not only their playing or active time but their lives.

Athletic trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals who work in a variety of settings, including youth, high school, college/university and professional athletics; hospitals; physician practices and clinics; performing arts, commercial health departments; police and fire departments; military organizations.

Athletic Training 3 + 2

Fast track your education and start your career earlier! Northwestern's pre-athletic training 3 + 2 program enables students to graduate with both a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) in five years. The pre-athletic training courses are aligned to meet the MSAT pre-requisite courses and Northwestern students receive guaranteed admission when they meet all admission criteria.

Students can also choose to complete four years as an undergraduate before beginning the master's program. This is an added benefit for athletes who wish to complete their full eligibility before entering the graduate-level program.

Northwestern College’s Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is fully accredited by CAATE. Following the completion of the program, Northwestern graduates will be well prepared to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become certified athletic trainers.

Learn more about the Master of Science in Athletic Training program


Athletic Training 3+2 program guides

MSAT 3+2 option 1 (Exercise Science, B.A. and Athletic Training, M.S.)

MSAT 3+2 option 2 (Exercise Science, B.A. and Athletic Training, M.S.)

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