Athletic Training at MSU
Michigan State University's Athletic Training undergraduate program involves an aggressiv,e immersive, and experiential learning structure, blended with an academically enriched curriculum. Students are exposed to state-of-the-art philosophies, equipment and research, and will benefit from hands-on interaction with MSU varsity athletes, athletic trainers and medical professionals.
Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. MSU's degree program prepares students to recognize, evaluate, treat, rehabilitate and manage emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Our students are offered a wide interdisciplinary base of educational and professional development to prepare them for future job opportunities in collegiate, professional, clinical, high school, military, performing arts or industrial settings.
Program Mission Statement and Outcomes
The Michigan State Univeristy Athletic Training program's structure and curriculum is based around a detailed mission statement and series of programmatic outcomes. Please be sure to read through the MSU Athletic Training Program Mission Statement and Outcomes for more details.
Athletic Training Final Cohort FS17
The Michigan State University Athletic Training program will be transitioning from a bachelor's to a master's level program. Students entering MSU as freshmen in Fall Semester 2018 will not be able to choose Athletic Training as their major preference, but are encouraged to complete a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in preparation for an Athletic Training graduate program. Answers to common questions can be found on the transition FAQs.
Students in the Department of Kinesiology can gather insight and study tips from academic advisors, learn about research and internship opportunities and get a jump on career exploration and planning by checking out our KIN-nections blog.
Athletic Training Graduation Rate
Preceptors (or clinical instructors) for the program
Renovated square footage at IM Circle for labs, classrooms
First-time Board of Certification pass rate
Points of Distinction
Spartans have found internships and clinical rotations in more than 300 organizations, such as sport teams, hospitals and community agencies.
Within one year of earning a degree, 100% of graduates are employed or continuing their education, based on the 2016 Destination Survey.