Why Study Athletic Training?

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a two year full-time program for students interested in a career as an Athletic Trainer. Students in our program will participate in comprehensive clinical experiences, including more than 16 weeks of immersive experiences in a variety of local medical settings and anticipated settings nationwide and globally.

The lab facilities are designed specifically for Athletic Training. Students are provided interprofessional opportunities with the Physician Assistant Program and the Nursing Program. The curriculum prepares students to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.

King’s College Graduates have been employed at organizations like:

National Football League:
Cleveland Browns
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles

NCAA Division I Colleges/Universities:
Bethune-Cookman University
Florida International University
University of Louisville
University of Texas San Antonio
University of Virginia

US Olympic and Paralympic Teams:
Lake Placid Olympic Training Center

Major League Soccer:
New York City Football Club

General Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program usually have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, or a health sciences field. They must have at least one year of Anatomy and Physiology, a Biology course, a Chemistry course, a Physics course, a Statistics course and a Psychology course from an accredited institution. Other individuals are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they must take various undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least 10 observation hours under the supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer. Hours must
be documented and verifiable.

The program requirements can be viewed here.

Tuition and Fees:

The graduate program tuition is $750 per credit for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The graduate program is 60 credits in total.  The following are fees and expenses not included with tuition:

Anticipated MSAT Professional Program Fees:

  • Graduate Year 1:  $4000
  • Graduate Year 2:  $3000

Additional estimated expenses not billed with tuition and fees:

  • Laptop computer:  $1500
  • Textbooks and required software/apps:  $2000
  • Clothing required for clinical practice:  $150

Transportation costs to and from clinical experience sites is variable

Graduate students can apply for federal and state financial aid and for private loans.  King’s College does not provide financial aid to graduate students.  Students are strongly encouraged to contact Mr. Jared Menghini, Director of Financial Aid, if you have questions about tuition and fees. 

Phone: 570-208-5876 | Email: jaredmenghini@kings.edu

Accreditation Status

Our Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 2001 and we were granted a 10-year re-accreditation in 2015. Our MSAT Program is not yet accredited by the CAATE. We are in the process of applying to the CAATE to change from a bachelor’s degree program to a master’s degree program. Given our strong history of CAATE accreditation, we fully expect the MSAT Program to be accredited by June 2021.

The following table shows our projected timeline and steps leading to accreditation of the MSAT Program:

STEP DATE
Notification of Intent for Degree Change Submission June 2020
Self-Study Submission August 2020
CAATE Accreditation Decision June 2021
First MSAT Cohort Graduates May 2022