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Master of Science


Master of Science - Athletic Training

This program strives to provide a positive learning environment with opportunities for students to master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the athletic training profession and to uphold the ethical standards for athletic trainers as defined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Students practicing in Athletic Training Clinic

Why ESU?

As a student in our program you will be assigned to work with ESU's teams to teach you how to help others and hit the ground running with your professional life.

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ESU's Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training is a CAATE-accredited education program designed for students who desire to become certified athletic trainers. The student who completes the program requirements satisfactorily will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam for athletic trainers. Students interested in the athletic training program must formally apply to be accepted in this program.

2022 CAATE Accreditation Seal

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Follow the link to see Emporia State University's Master of Science in Athletic Training CAATE Program Information and Outcomes.

Philosophy of Education

Central to the athletic training program's educational philosophy is the belief that all instruction should empower students as learners. Therefore, through the provision of both support and challenge, the program will encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and to engage in critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-reflection.

Preferences for instruction are to engage students in the teaching-learning process. The program also supports and incorporates Learning over Time in its educational approach.

Students are first exposed to material in the classroom and provided an opportunity to practice the skills both in the classroom and the clinical setting. After students have had an opportunity to refine their new skills, they are evaluated by preceptors to show proficiency in using these skills, enabling them to perform those skills on patients.

Athletic Training students at Emporia State participating in group activity

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Athletic Training is a program within the
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in
The Teachers College at Emporia State University.

How to Contact Us

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Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801


Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
(on the ESU main campus)
1720 Morse Road
HPER Building
Main Office, Rm 219