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Master of Athletic Training

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There are few occupations where you can make a difference every day. Athletic training is one of them.

As an athletic trainer, you will form unique relationships with athletes and patients, helping them prevent and manage injuries and illnesses to maintain physical and mental well-being.


The athletic training degree at Oregon State University is a master’s level degree.

Early admission deadline is November 1.

The regular admission deadline is January 15.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the cohort is full or April 1, whichever comes first.

Applicants that are not admitted during the early admission application phase will be reviewed with the regular admission application phase.


Athletic Training Program admissions


Top six reasons to study athletic training at OSU

1. OSU has a long history of educating future athletic trainers.

Our athletic training program has been continuously accredited since 1974 and transitioned to the master’s level in summer of 2016. That means you will join a large network of OSU athletic training alumni.

2. Our students have a fantastic BOC pass rate and job placement.

Students graduating from OSU with an Athletic Training Degree are successful in passing the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer examination and securing jobs in athletic training. More details on the success of OSU students.

3. You’ll have hands-on practical experiences in a variety of settings.

You will gain hands-on, practical experiences at Division I (OSU), Division II (Western Oregon University), and high school athletic training clinical sites.

You will also have clinical education experiences with team physicians and physical therapists associated with OSU athletics and local hospitals.

4. Learn directly from experts in the field.

You will learn from clinical preceptors (we have more than 20 affiliated with the program) that have athletic training experiences at many levels and settings - including professional sports, college and high school athletics, youth sports and international competitions including the Olympics.

5. Your professors have in-depth knowledge paired with hands-on, clinical work experience.

The seven full-time program faculty are not only experienced educators, but they have also served as athletic trainers at many universities (DePauw, Duke, Indiana, Indiana State, UNC-Chapel Hill, OSU, Portland, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Fresno State), high schools, rehabilitation clinics, in the industrial setting and traveled internationally with sports teams.

6. We’re leaders in athletic training research.

Program faculty are affiliated with the Sports Injury Prevention Research Group. In the lab, the athletic training researchers study the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of lower extremity injuries.

OSU AT program faculty are also on the forefront of research that intersects athletic training and public health.

Mackenzie Marques

Mackenzie Marques
Assistant Athletic Trainer – Seattle Seahawks

“I have not only become a better health care professional, but also a better individual. Program faculty, athletic training preceptors, classmates, health care professionals and student athletes all made my experience extremely valuable.”

Outcomes tables

Learn more about the success of OSU athletic training students on the BOC examination and job placement.

Outcomes tables


See if you’re eligible to apply for admission to the professional AT degree program.

ATP admissions page

Clinical education experiences

The Master of Athletic Training degree program (MATRN) continues the long-standing use of practical clinical education experiences.

These experiential learning opportunities allow students to develop clinical expertise in the prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, referral, immediate treatment, and therapeutic rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses associated with participation in sport and physical activity.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are listed per term, per credit and by residency status.

MATRN students should use the Graduate Base Tuition rate to calculate tuition and fees.

Financing your degree

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Master of Athletic Training degree program participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program. You may be eligible to save around $5,000 a year in tuition.

How to apply for WRGP

With NFL internships, athletic training students stand out in their field

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Two athletic training students recently completed internships in the NFL.

Learn about their experience.


From 1974 to 2017 OSU had an accredited undergraduate athletic training program. In the summer of 2016, the first cohort of students started in the new professional master’s program in athletic training.

The new master’s program was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in the summer of 2017 and in the summer of 2022 received 10 years of continuing accreditation through 2031-2032.