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M.S. in Athletic Training Program

The Athletic Training Program at Nova Southeastern University has voluntarily withdrawn their accreditation and is no longer admitting students. The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with the graduation of the last cohort in July 2021.

Students will be exposed to a variety of medical environments and programs within the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PPCHCS) and invited to actively participate with integrated course work, guest lectures, and interactive laboratory experiences.  In addition, the program offers students Emergency Medical Technician Training to prepare them for the National Registry Examination for Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).

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

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.

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.


Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) Program

Degree Title



Master of Science in Athletic Training



Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement:  The Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science in Athletic Training program is a program of study accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education).   At this time, we have determined that the program meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.   

It is nonetheless strongly encouraged that students determine any additional requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. Students should refer to their state licensing bodies for complete information pertaining to requirements for licensure.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Dr. Pradeep Vanguri, at 954-262-8166 or 



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