The Department of Sports Medicine inaugurated the Master of Athletic Training degree program in 2022. The B.S. in Athletic Training will transition to Master of Athletic Training in 2023.
The Master of Athletic Training at University of North Dakota offers a unique curriculum built on an innovative learning model and multiple immersive clinical learning blocks. Students will develop clinical reasoning through problem-based learning during academic periods before experiencing clinical exposures in their embedded periods. An academic period is followed by a clinical period, and alternating schedules will ensure effective learning of athletic training modalities. In addition to the distinctive schedule, most clinical preceptors are also academic instructors, which is unique among athletic training programs.
The Master of Athletic Training program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in the field of athletic training. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student will be prepared to take the BOC Certification, Inc. Examination.
The B.S. in Athletic Training degree was formally approved by the North Dakota Board of Higher Education in September 1990. The BSAT degree program entails a four-year curriculum designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of athletic training. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student will be prepared to take the BOC Certification, Inc. Examination.
The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The last year that BSAT degree will be awarded is 2023. The Department of Sports Medicine will graduate the new Master of Athletic Training students starting in Spring 2024.