Earn a Master’s in Athletic Training and Graduate Equipped to Pursue Successful Completion of the BOC Exam

The APU MS in Athletic Training program is no longer accepting applications and will not admit a new cohort in 2022. The program will be submitting a request to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to voluntarily withdraw our accreditation after our current students graduate.

Prepare for athletic training careers with APU’s MS in Athletic Training program. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited master’s in athletic training is a full-time residency program that prepares students for successful completion of the national Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination.

Multiple clinical experiences provide students with practical learning designed to strengthen professional preparation and career placement. A Christian worldview is woven throughout the program, giving APU-prepared athletic trainers a Christ-centered perspective of this service profession.

Become a Professional Athletic Trainer

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a professional athletic trainer, learn more about how a master’s in athletic training prepares you for success in the field.

Program Highlights

  • Complete your master’s in athletic training program in two years.
  • Study under expert faculty-mentors and clinical preceptors who are active professionals, and benefit from a university with an established history of athletic training education.
  • Participate in clinical education in a diversity of professional settings such as on-campus varsity athletics, high schools, colleges, professional sports, physician offices, and rehabilitative clinics.
  • Learn more about the Christian worldview, which is incorporated throughout the curriculum, and its applications to athletic training.

The national certification examination for entry-level athletic trainers (ATs) is administered numerous times during the year by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC). The BOC establishes and regularly reviews both the standards for the practice of athletic training and the continuing education requirements for BOC-certified ATs. The BOC has the only accredited certification program for ATs in the U.S. Additional information regarding the BOC and the certification examination can be found at bocatc.org.

Throughout the history of APU’s athletic training program, students have successfully achieved a three-year-aggregate first-time pass rate of 70% or higher on the BOC examination as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This data is available publicly in compliance with accreditation standards as required by CAATE. Visit the CAATE Program Information and Outcomes page for up-to-date information.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.