Master of Science

Athletic Training

Exercise Your Passion.

Leverage CCSU’s MS in Athletic Training (MSAT) to pursue an exciting career as a BOC-certified (Board of Certification) Athletic Trainer (ATC). Use clinical experience to improve the health and fitness of individuals in health care, academic, professional, and other settings. Recent graduates had a 100% pass rate on the Board of Certification Exam. Additionally, Central Connecticut State University is one of only 153 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. For more information on the BOC certification exam, please visit the BOC website, To learn more about Exercise is Medicine®, visit

Central Connecticut State University’s Athletic Training Professional Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. 

Program Features

  • Starts every May
  • State-of-the-art Krein Athletic Training Center with stations for
    • hydrotherapy
    • rehabilitation
    • cardiovascular conditioning
    • evaluation
    • treatment
    • taping
  • Dedicated, nationally recognized instructors who mentor students for success
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Program Options

Accelerated 3+2 BS in Exercise Science to MSAT in Athletic Training

CCSU’s Accelerated 3+2 BS in Exercise Science to MSAT in Athletic Training is a 157-credit, 5-year program.

MSAT in Athletic Training

Students with a BS in Exercise Science or related field apply directly to the MSAT for a 60-credit, 2-year program. 

- Abbie F., MSAT ‘20

The athletic training program has given me the knowledge and tools to become a successful young professional. I was able to take what I learned in the classroom and put it into action in the clinical setting.

- Abbie F., MSAT ‘20

What You'll Gain

  • Skills to safely practice health care for injury prevention, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation  
  • Ability to problem-solve and communicate assessment findings to patients and health care team members 
  • Ability to provide Athletic Training health care services to a variety of patient populations 
  • Eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)