Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.)

Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.)


The purpose of the Athletic Training (M.S.) program is to develop compassionate athletic trainers equipped with current best practice and evidence through a Christ-centered environment. Making a difference in our students’ lives so they make a difference in the world around them.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Provide compassionate patient- centered Health Care using a Biblical worldview.
  • Use evidence-based research/clinical outcome measure to direct patient care.
  • Use evidence-based techniques to assess and develop interventions for pathologies.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based assessment procedures for overall wellness including injury prevention techniques.
  • Apply the knowledge of Health Care administration and informatics with professionalism.
  • Apply the knowledge of the literature in the Athletic Training discipline.

Program Specific Admission Procedures

In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. Completion of ATCAS application which includes a Statement of Purpose (1,000 words or less)
  4. Department/Faculty Admission Decision Required Review. Applicants will complete an interview (virtually or in person).
  5. Acceptance into Liberty University's Graduate School
  6. Limited Start date: Summer Semester Entry

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status. Students who have less than an undergraduate 2.75 GPA will not be admitted to the program.

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 31-32 hours from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

Delivery Format: Residential Only

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
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