The University of Georgia is currently seeking approval to offer a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program to begin in June of 2021. The information on this page is based on the proposed program and is pending formal University of Georgia, University of Georgia Board of Regents, and Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) approvals.
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who prevent, evaluate, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate emergent, acute, and chronic injuries and illnesses in direct collaboration with a physician. Athletic trainers are employed at a variety of settings that include, but, are not limited to:
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the athletic training profession is projected to grow 19% between 2018 and 2028. This is much faster than the average growth for all occupations.
The athletic training program at UGA is a two-year, six-semester program that will prepare students to become highly skilled and confident healthcare practitioners in the profession of athletic training capable to practice in a variety of clinical settings.
Pending formal approval, students who successfully complete the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will be eligible to take the Board of Certification Examination. Certification as an athletic trainer through the Board of Certification is required to practice as an athletic trainer.