Missouri State University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Graduate Program is accepting applications for fall 2018. The MSU MSAT points of distinctiveness are advanced clinical skills in orthopedic rehabilitation and athletic training leadership. If you are looking for a master’s program that is designed to acquire new knowledge, apply the knowledge learned, and advance yourself, your career and the AT profession the MSU MSAT is the program for you. I encourage you to apply soon as we will only be accepting up to 12 students this year.
Students admitted into the program will be eligible for a number of different graduate assistantships and/or other funding opportunities (potential settings: college (MSU, Evangel, Drury, SBU) AT clinic (Mercy Sports Medicine HealthTracks), club sports, high school (Springfield area), and teaching). The MSAT is housed in the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department within the College of Health and Human Services. The Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department at MSU has a strong history of didactic and clinical education. Located in Springfield, MO, Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri and provides a wide variety of cultural events, sports, shopping, eating, and all around fun.
Typical graduate assistantships offered are 9-month (12-month availability) positions (renewable after the first year). The 9 month stipend is $8,772. Additionally, a fee waiver of approximately $6500 is awarded. Typically, assistantship starts Aug 1st. The funding amount and hour requirements vary for the other funding opportunities we have available. More details can be found at http://graduate.missouristate.edu/currentstudents/FeeWaiver.htm.
Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Athletic Training Education Program, be eligible to sit for the BOC exam, be a member of NATA, and be eligible for Missouri AT Licensure. Successful candidate must be eligible for admissions into the MSU graduate college and selected into the graduate program. Additional application procedures for admission into Missouri State University Graduate College may be found at http://graduate.missouristate.edu/admissions.htm.
Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, a list of 3 references, and a one-page essay indicating their career goals and how the MSAT program will assist in reaching those goals to SportsMedicine@Missouristate.edu. Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed as received.