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Apply to the Masters in Athletic Training program at NSU. View our program admissions requirements for more details.

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) has received approval from the NSU Board of Trustees to offer a MSAT (Master of Science in Athletic Training) degree beginning May 2018.  This follows a mandate from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) that degree programs must be offered only at the Master’s level after Fall 2022.  The program will be submitting documentation to CAATE for a substantive change of degree in August 2017.  Students will not be accepted into the existing BS program after the 2017-18 admissions cycle.  Please check back periodically for updates and feel free to contact Dr. Pradeep Vanguri, Program Director, at pv101@nova.edu or 954-262-8166 for more information. You can also download our program brochure.

2018 Open House

RSVP to MSAT 2018 Open House Now!

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) invites you to attend one of our On-Campus and Virtual Open Houses scheduled throughout 2018. 

On-Campus
The On-Campus event will include an Athletic Training profession overview, program highlights, admissions process, meet and greet with faculty, students, and preceptors, and a tour of the NSU campus and Athletic Training facilities. Early registrants to the On-Campus Open House events will receive FREE ticket vouchers to NSU Athletic Events!

On-Campus Dates
Friday, January 19th @ 3 PM
Friday, March 16th @ 3 PM
Friday, September 21st @ 3 PM
Friday, November 16th @ 3 PM

On-Campus Location
Parker Building, Room 103
Nova Southeastern University
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Virtual Open House Dates
Friday, February 23rd @ 9 AM
Friday, April 20th @ 9 AM
Friday, June 22nd @ 9 AM
Friday, July 20th @ 9 AM
Friday, August 24th @ 9 AM
Friday, October 19th @ 9 AM

Virtual Open House Access
A GoToMeeting link will be emailed to you to provide access to the presentation upon receiving your RSVP.

To RSVP for either On-Campus or Virtual Open House, please use the RSVP Now email link or call (954) 262-8166. Campus map and parking passes will be provided upon RSVP.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program is to develop competent health care professionals who are committed to providing quality patient-centered care through the incorporation of evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, and community engagement. 

  1. Provide a student-centered learning environment through innovative pedagogical strategies in preparation for professional practice.
  2. Immerse students in a diverse interprofessional community of faculty and medical professionals in the health care field through clinical education opportunities.
  3. Develop competent clinicians focused on providing quality patient-centered care.
  4. Foster knowledge through collaborative use of health care informatics. 

Are you interested in medicine and have a passion for sports? Take your interests and turn them into your future as a health care professional in athletic training. The athletic training program prepares you for the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT). Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

What you'll study
In our teaching laboratory, you'll learn all the clinical skills needed to recognize, evaluate, treat, and care for injuries. Using your background in anatomy and physiology, you will learn to evaluate any patient. A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all professional domains, including injury prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation; and organizational and professional well-being.  Take the Virtual Tour of our Athletic Training Classroom!

How you'll learn more
You’ll gain hands-on clinical experience working with athletes in secondary schools, university and professional sports teams, patients in physical therapy clinics, and in other hospital, fitness, and lab settings. These experiences connect you both in and out of the classroom with practicing athletic trainers. Working directly with patients, you'll surely remember their appreciation as you engage them in new activities.

Where it can take you
Become a certified athletic trainer after completing the Board of Certification examination. Where you would like to practice depends on your vision, whether it be in a college/university, hospital, health and fitness center, sports medicine clinic, or in the following industries: professional sports, public safety, international athletic organizations, occupational health, or the performing arts. The strong growth of the athletic training profession means that you'll have many choices to realize your potential.

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