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The mission of the TCU Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is to prepare graduates to be confident healthcare providers and life-long learners through quality didactic, clinical, and interprofessional education experiences. Students will develop evidence-based knowledge and skills, while demonstrating professionalism, ethical conduct, and critical thinking skills.




In keeping with the mission of TCU and Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Athletic Training Program, in accordance with the expectations of the Athletic Training Profession, the goals of the Athletic Training Program are to:

Goal 1: Provide an academic program that enables students to demonstrate competence of athletic training knowledge, skills, and effectively integrate didactic knowledge with clinical application.

Goal 2: Develop interpersonal skills needed to communicate and collaborate within an interprofessional healthcare team and appreciate the role of an athletic trainer as a healthcare provider in the larger context of the healthcare system.

Goal 3: Promote an environment in which students will integrate ethical, moral, and legal behavior into the practice of athletic training.

The MSAT Program mission aligns with the TCU mission, to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community, and supports the following institution specific goals (TCU Vision in Action: Lead On):

  1. Strengthen academic profile and reputation (areas of study with expansion opportunities; strengthened graduate profile)
  2. Strengthen TCU experience and campus culture (continue to strengthen our brand so that our community embraces the TCU story)
  3. Strengthen workforce (offer programs and courses that encourage career awareness and readiness; leverage opportunities with employers for internships and full-time careers after graduation)