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Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)

For the Athlete, Sport Enthusiast, and Specialist

Transform your career in just two years with a top athletic training program.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

The University of Lynchburg's Master of Science in Athletic Training program is designed for health care enthusiasts who want to elevate athletic performance, conduct original research, and help heal. This two-year program immerses you in classroom learning and hands-on clinical experiences.

With a small cohort, you'll receive personalized attention from nationally recognized faculty while exploring clinical placements across intercollegiate athletics, high schools, professional sports, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct original research, contributing to athletic training advancements. Lynchburg's MSAT program is not just a degree; it's your path to a successful athletic training career, with a profound understanding of evidence-based medicine and a network of professional connections.

Award Winning Faculty

Faculty have been recognized by the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association, Mid-Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and more.

Development at All Levels

A diverse range of clinical experiences is available in intercollegiate athletics, high schools, professional sports, and other settings to equip you with comprehensive, real-world skills. 

Original Research

Lynchburg faculty and students have garnered national awards and recognition, and have impacted areas like concussion management, hydration health, impact analysis, and more

For trainers by trainers.

Dive into Lynchburg's MSAT program, designed by award-winning experts for aspiring athletic leaders. Experience a blend of hands-on training with NCAA Division III athletes and rigorous theoretical study. With a foundation in evidence-based medicine, an excellent Board of Certification pass rate, and mentorship from renowned faculty, you're set for unparalleled success in the athletic training world.

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Ignite Your Passion: 

  • Preparation Across Levels: Curriculum prepares students for diverse settings, emphasizing evidence-based medicine and the latest techniques.
  • Facilities: Access to a graduate-level human cadaver lab and advanced athletic training tools for hands-on learning.
  • Diverse Clinical RotationsGain experience in settings like intercollegiate athletics, high schools, professional sports, and physical therapy clinics.
  • Research EmphasisContribute to cutting-edge studies, with opportunities to publish and present nationally.
  • Small By DesignBenefit from personalized attention in small classes, fostering community and engagement.

What makes it unique is that we’re treated like family here and they’re very supportive. Anything we need they’re willing to help us, but they’re also willing to push us out of our comfort zone so we can grow and move forward.

Michael Phifer ’22 MSAT

Head Athletic Trainer at Nelson County High School

Lovingston, Virginia

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