The athletic training degree at Oregon State University is a master’s level degree. From 1974 to 2017 OSU had an accredited undergraduate athletic training program. Starting 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.


Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the cohort is full or April 1, 2019, whichever comes first.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by January 15, 2019 as there are a limited number of spots available in each cohort.



Top reasons to study athletic training at OSU


  • 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.
  • Students graduating from the OSU Athletic Training Program are successful in passing the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer examination. The 3-year overall pass rate is 100% and the first-time rate is 98%. Want more details on the success of our students? Visit the program’s outcomes page.
  • In June 2018, the first cohort of master’s students graduated. They had a 100% first-time pass rate on the BOC examination and 100% job placement rate.
  • 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.
  • You will learn from clinical preceptors (we have over 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.
  • The 6 full-time program faculty are not only experienced educators, they have served as athletic trainers at many universities (DePauw, Duke, Indiana, Indiana State, UNC-Chapel Hill, OSU, Portland, Stanford, UCLA, USC), high schools, physical therapy clinics, in the industrial setting, and traveled internationally with sports teams.
  • 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 also on the forefront of research that intersects athletic training and public health.



See our outcomes tables to learn more about the success of OSU AT students on the BOC examination and job placement.


Application Requirements and Admission Criteria

Application requirements and admission criteria are available on the Athletic Training Program admissions page.


Course Progression

Athletic Training Graduate Courses (98 credits)

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  Summer Session 1 (8) Fall (16) Winter (15) Spring (16)
Year 1 H 523
Foundations of Public Health (4)
KIN 509
Practicum (9)
KIN 509
Practicum (5)
KIN 509
Practicum (5)
KIN 511
Introduction to Athletic Training (4)
KIN 521
Orthopedic Assessment of Lower Extremity Injuries (4)
KIN 520
Orthopedic Assessment of Upper Extremity Injuries (4)
KIN 522
Orthopedic Assessment of the Spine (4)
  KIN 565
Emergency Management of Sports Trauma (3)
KIN 561
Psychosocial Factors in Physical Activity (3)
KIN 569
Evidence-based Practice (3)
  KIN 566
General Medical Assessment (3)
KIN 584
Therapeutic Modalities (4)
    Fall (16) Winter (15) Spring (12)
Year 2   KIN 510
Internship (9)
KIN 510
Internship (5)
KIN 510
Internship (12)
KIN 567
Pharmacology in Athletic Training (3)
KIN 568
Athletic Training Program Management (3)
KIN 586
Lower Extremity Therapeutic Exercise (4)
KIN 585
Upper Extremity Therapeutic Exercise (4)
  NUTR 535
Nutrition and Exercise: Macronutrients and Energy Metabolism (3)

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

The Finance and Administration’s Office of Business Affairs website contains the current information for tuition and fees associated with the cost of both the Athletic Training undergraduate and Master of Athletic Training degrees.

The 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.

The Finanical Aid and Scholarships apply page also contains a quick link for information on the application process for financial aid and scholarships.


Additional Program Costs

There will be costs in addition to tuition and fees for students in the AT major. Other costs may include, but are not limited to: NATA Membership Fee (approximately $60.00), CPR and First Aid Certification (approximately $40.00), Board of Certification Fee (approximately $300.00). Transportation is needed for all off-campus clinical sites. Each student will have a minimum of one off-campus site.


Scholarship Opportunities

Currently no funding or scholarships are available through either the undergraduate or graduate AT programs. Students are encouraged to investigate the following websites for funding opportunities including fellowships and scholarships:


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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Be sure to view the Athletic Training Program FAQ to see if we already have an answer.


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