The Entry-level Master's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
FAST FACTS: M.S. Athletic Training
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies with individual program plans.
Athletic trainers help keep athletes and other physically active people at the top of their game. And a master’s degree helps you do that better — and makes you more competitive in the job market.
In fact, Over 70% of athletic trainers possess advanced degrees and those with master's degrees earn, on average, $5,000 more per year than those with bachelor's degrees.
But that’s not the only reason to get your master’s. A new set of standards set by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance, requires all aspiring athletic trainers to get their master's degree before they enter the profession. Students intending to enter baccalaureate programs will not be able to do so after 2022
Even though this change doesn’t take effect until 2022, we're already ahead of the curve. We have the only master's-level athletic training program in the state of Minnesota and have for the past six years.
With opportunities to work with the latest technology and techniques (including Biodex Balance System, Power Plate Vibration Therapy, ImPACT), intern with teams and organizations worldwide, and conduct research that earns national recognition from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), we provide the hands-on education you need to make a difference in the field.
The short answer — a career. Whether it’s in hospitals, clinics, high schools, colleges or with professional sports teams, 100 percent of our graduates find jobs once they graduate. And since the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 30 percent job growth for athletic trainers between now and 2020, it’s only going to get better.
Admissions Counselor, Duluth Campus
Chair, Athletic Training Department
November 11, 2014
Training for training
Julia Carr receives major-league athletic training preparation in the Dominican Republic.
"I had already been exposed to many of the injuries I worked with in my internship in class at CSS. The program gave me ample experience in thinking quickly and critically. I've had to make many quick decisions in the field and have been able to trust myself based on the success I had at CSS."
– Julia Carr, ‘15
"I could not have asked for a better education and experience than the one I got in the MS Athletic Training program at CSS. The staff worked diligently to make sure the students got a blend of class and hands on experience. I will forever be an advocate for the Athletic Training program at CSS!"
– Leah Paul, MS
"The athletic training education I received at CSS was second to none. The additional certifications we gained, the additional coursework we took, and the wide variety of clinical experiences we had, prepared each student for their desired job in the unique setting they want."
– Christina Hirsch, MS, ATC