School of Applied Sciences
The University of Mississippi

Master of Science in Athletic Training

About the program

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) prepares future health care professionals wishing to pursue a career in athletic training as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The program aims to provide students a diverse academic and clinical experience by nurturing an educational foundation for continued professional growth. A strong connection to Ole Miss Athletics, area high schools, professional sports teams, clinics, hospitals, physician’s offices, and industry helps provide students the opportunity to learn from premier leaders in the field of athletic training. Overall, this program is intended to provide improved access to health care and additional health care providers in communities that are lacking. Through a collaborative effort and comprehensive approach, the MSAT program will ultimately improve the overall climate of the state of Mississippi and beyond.   

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The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) at the University of Mississippi is to prepare graduates to become leaders in sports performance and community healthcare as an integral part of delivering patient centered care.


The vision of the MSAT program is to become the premier leader in athletic training education in the State of Mississippi and beyond while increasing the quality of and access to health care. 

Core Values

The MSAT program is designed to produce health care providers who ARE READY to… 

  • PERFORM…Perform and help athletes perform at the highest level.
  • PROVIDE…Provide optimal health care in the community.
  • PERSEVERE…Persevere to be leaders in Athletic Training.

CAATE Program Information and Outcomes

The University of Mississippi Master of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). To view the University of Mississippi’s MSAT program data and outcomes, visit

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at the University of Mississippi does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, nation or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Disability Access and Inclusion Policy

In accordance with the goals and creed of The University of Mississippi, and to further support a campus rich in diversity, the University will encourage excellence, inclusion and respect for the dignity of those with disabilities and will recognize and promote the value of individual differences.  For more information on equal access for students with disabilities, refer to:

In addition, The University of Mississippi is committed to the provision of reasonable accommodations and modifications to university students with disabilities, staff and faculty, and visitors to campus on an individualized and flexible basis as mandated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  For more information on university policies on disability, refer to:

The UM-MSAT students should be aware that if there are aspects of the instruction or design of a course that result in barriers to the student’s full inclusion and participation or to accurate assessment of the student’s achievement, the student should contact the course instructor as soon as possible. Barriers may include, but are not necessarily limited to, time limits, difficulty with the acquisition of lecture content, inaccessible web content or the use of non-captioned or non-transcribed video and audio files. Students must also contact Student Disability Services at 662-915-7128 or so that office can 1) explore if barrier removal is necessary; 2) provide you, if approved, with Instructor Notification forms; 3) facilitate the removal of curricular barriers; and 4) ensure you have equal access to the same opportunities for success that are available to all students.