The Entry-level Master's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
FAST FACTS: M.S. Athletic Training
*This tuition rate is in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year and is subject to change in subsequent years.
Athletic trainers are integral to keeping athletes and other physically active individuals at the top of their game. Recognizing this, the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance has agreed to a new set of standards that requires aspiring athletic trainers to get their master's degree before they enter the profession.
Even though the change won't take effect until the year 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. And getting your master's soon will put you ahead of the groups of athletic training graduates entering the job market with a bachelor's degree now or a master's seven years from now.
Athletic training is an AMA-recognized Allied Health profession that emphasizes the delivery of health care to physically active and athletic populations. The National Athletic Trainers' Assocation (NATA) is the field's professional organization.
The athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the sports medicine team in secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, clinics, industries, and other health care settings. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physician and are responsible for prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of physical activity/athletic injuries.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 30 percent job growth for athletic trainers between now and 2020. Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics, high schools and colleges, and professional sports.
In a competitive job market, our entry-level master's in athletic training can make you stand out from the crowd. More importantly, you'll have a deeper and more thorough understanding of the practice of athletic training and a wealth of hands-on clinical experience.
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 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
"The AT degree I received from CSS prepared me for a great career. I began working at the NCAA DII level and now DI. I recently had an opportunity to help at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA with Paralympic throwers."
– Callie Bartel, MS, ATC, LAT