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Athletic Training Admission

Due to the transition of Athletic Training Programs to the graduate level, the program will not accept undergraduate students after the Fall of 2019. The first graduate cohort will begin in the summer of 2021, pending SACSCOC and CAATE approval.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) will prepare graduates to be life-long learners by providing quality didactic, clinical, and interprofessional experiences. The MSAT is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam and become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students will gain clinical experiences both on-campus in intercollegiate sports as well as off-campus at high schools, general medical settings, rehabilitation clinics, and public service entities.

Option 1:Five-year program (3 + 2).This 3 + 2 option allows students to complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree in combination with the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Movement Science Option) in only 5 years(3 pre-professional years plus 2 professional years leading to two separate degrees).

Option 2: Two-year program. This option is for students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree.

Please contact the Athletic Training Program Director in the Department of Kinesiology for more information regarding the graduate program.

Department of Kinesiology
TCU Box 297730
Fort Worth, TX 76109



Program Costs

Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Major will incur the following costs associated with the clinical portion of the program:

  • Criminal background check and drug screen: $107.00 (one time cost paid to Castle Branch)
  • Transportation costs to off-campus clinical sites (cost of gas, vehicle maintenance, etc.): cost variable
  • Khaki pants and shorts: cost variable
  • Tennis shoes (first-year students only): cost variable

Additional clothing items will be provided to the student (see TCU Athletic Training Handbook for Clothing Policy). Liability insurance is provided by the university for all students enrolled in the athletic training major. The physical exam and annual TB tests are provided by the TCU physicians and student health center at no charge to the student. CPR certification (AHA health care provider) is paid for by the program and is not charged to the student. Students who are members of the TCU Athletic Training Students’ Association (ATSA) qualify to have their NATA membership paid (Level II – IV students only). Students who are in good standing with the ATSA may have their BOC exam fees reimbursed.


A BSAT is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone. Find out what kind of assistance is available from the TCU Office of Financial Aid and Athletic Training-specific scholarships.

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