Admissions Office
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6046
(800) 249-6412
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790

Hal Strough, Ph.D., ATR, ATC
Department Chair
Burns Wellness Center, Room 232
(218) 723-6798

Athletic Training (M.S. in 5 option)

Fast Facts: Athletic Training (M.S. in 5 option)

  • Students enter the program from a variety of undergraduate majors, however there are prerequisites that need to be satisfied before entering the master's program.
  • Features outstanding faculty who are well-respected in this field.
  • Fully accredited by CAATE, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
  • Prepares students to sit for the BOC Inc. Athletic Training examination.
  • Students learn to carry out Benedictine values as they recognize, try to prevent, and manage sports injuries, and work to rehabilitate the people afflicted by them. Students have access to a cadaver lab and unique state-of-the art learning in kinesiotaping training and manual therapy techniques.
  • Clinical experiences include exposure to multiple career settings (college/university, high school, clinic).
  • Unrivaled facilities and technologies such as Kin Com Isokinetic Testing; Dartfish Video Analysis Software; Biodex Balance and Unweighing Systems; Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Muscle Stimulation; Ultrasound and Laser/Light Therapy; and Powerplate Airdaptive 5 Vibration Therapy.

Program Requirements

Students may choose from two admission options:

  • During the junior year, undergraduates can apply for the “M.S in Five” program to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years, an attractive option for those who are certain they want to become athletic trainers.
  • Apply for post-baccalaureate admission to the program while completing a bachelor’s degree or following completion of that degree.

Master's degree required in 2022

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. Our M.S. in Five program will put you ahead of athletic training graduates entering the job market with a bachelor's degree now or a master's degree later.


For guidance on securing internships, contact the department chair. St. Scholastica students have interned at a variety of sites, including ESPN Wide World of Sports, Minnesota Twins minor league complex, J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps, Minnesota Golden Gophers football, Fairview Hospital, collegiate athletic programs and fitness centers.


The job outlook for Athletic Training graduates is very positive. Upon graduating, students have secured positions within healthcare facilities, university settings, and fitness and rehabilitation centers. Pairing Athletic Training with courses in the School of Business and Technology can help prepare students aspiring to open their own practice.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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  • "The athletic training degree I received from CSS prepared me for a great career. I’m working at the Division I level and recently helped paralympic throwers at the Olympic Training Center. One of the athletes not only let me hold her bronze medal from London, but insisted I wear it."

    –Callie Bartel, ’11