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 is currently seeking accreditation for their new Master of Science in Athletic Training program (beginning Summer of 2021) and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2022 in conjunction the inaugural graduating class of 2023. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states. To view the University of Mississippi’s MSAT program data and outcomes, visit