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Athletic trainers 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. The Master of Science in athletic training (MSAT) will prepare graduates to be confident health care providers and life-long learners by providing quality didactic, clinical and interprofessional experiences.

14% employment growth by 2032 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
$53,840 median income for athletic trainers per year – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
45 clinical partners in DFW and across the country

Athletic Training Admission

Two options exist for TCU’s MSAT program:

Early Admission Master’s Program (3+2)

This option lets students earn a bachelor’s in kinesiology and a master’s in athletic training in just 5 years. The bachelor’s is awarded before the 4th year, and students get a 40% tuition discount after that. They may also qualify for scholarships in the final six semesters of the 5-year program.

Two-year Program

This option is for students with a prior bachelor’s degree and necessary prerequisites. MSAT students receive a 40% tuition discount each semester and may also qualify for extra tuition-based scholarships.


Clinical Experiences

Students in the Master of Science in athletic training program will complete both integrative and immersive experiences in intercollegiate sports, high schools, rehabilitation clinics, physician practices and practice advancement settings.

An immersive clinical experience is a practice-intensive experience that allows the student to experience the totality of care provided by athletic trainers. Students will also complete an immersive field experience in the summer of their second year.

Currently, students are completing field experiences in physician practices, intercollegiate sports (Texas A&M, UNT, Houston Christian University, UT El Paso) and professional sports (Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Las Vegas Aces).

Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosure

Athletic Training Faculty

Stephanie Jevas
Director, Athletic Training Program and Professor of Professional Practice
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Kristina White
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Clinical Coordinator of Athletic Training
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Ashlyne Elliott
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
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Athletic Training Students’ Association (ATSA)

  • Supports athletic training education in a manner that promotes the highest quality health care to the physically active.
  • Promotes active improvement in the athletic training education and service.
  • Contributes to the welfare of athletic training students, staff and other health care providers associated with TCU athletic training program.
  • Promotes and encourages students’ participation in athletic health care at TCU.
  • Promotes and encourages collaborative relationships with students and professionals of other health care disciplines.
  • Stimulates professionalism among student members.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents more than 43,000 members across the U.S. and supports advancement of the profession and growth of athletic trainers.

Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association
A district of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, The Southwest Athletic Trainer’s Association enhances care for patients and supports athletic trainers in Texas and Arkansas.

Texas Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North, Washington, D.C. 20006. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2030-2031 academic year. See CAATE program data and outcomes for the TCU athletic training program including accreditation status, board of certification pass rates and employment data, here.