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Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 P.M. via Zoom

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Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program

Program Overview

The University of New Mexico offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). This professional master’s degree program is designed prepare students to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.

UNM’s athletic training program features a low faculty:student ratio, 2 dedicated hybrid classroom/lab spaces, and 2 dedicated simulation spaces just for our program, along with several excellent clinical sites (including military, professional athletics, college/university, secondary school, and other settings) and the opportunity to complete a full-time immersive clinical experience anywhere in the country during the final semester. UNM’s program includes extensive Interprofessional Education (IPE) experiences, and all MSAT students will graduate with an IPE Certificate of Honors!

Tuition includes several benefits, including attire, professional development funds, and annual CPR certification, and residents of California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and New Mexico get in-state tuition! Albuquerque is nested at the base of the beautiful Sandia mountains and is a great place to enjoy outdoors, great food, and diverse culture.

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UNM’s Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington, DC 20006 USA.

Accreditation and Outcomes

CAATE Accreditation Seal

University of New Mexico Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Program outcomes can be found here:

About UNM's Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of New Mexico Athletic Training Program is to develop competent professionals who provide evidence-based, patient-centered care to a variety of patient populations.

Athletic Training Program Goals

  • Prepare students to successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
  • Develop reflective practitioners who engage in life-long learning.
  • Foster student engagement in the profession and community.
  • Develop competent healthcare professionals who integrate evidence-based decision-making into their patient care.
  • Prepare students to work in a variety of clinical practice settings with diverse patients across the lifespan.

Athletic Training Program Outcomes & Objectives

  • Students will be able to provide culturally competent, patient-centered care to a variety of patients as a member of a health care team.
    • Practice in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
    • Provide patient-centered healthcare to diverse populations.
  • Students will be life-long learners who demonstrate ongoing quality improvement of their patient care.
    • Reflect and improve upon their knowledge and professional behaviors.
    • Implement quality improvement strategies in their clinical practice.
  • Students will be competent healthcare professionals who make evidence-based clinical decisions across the continuum of athletic training clinical practice.
    • Effectively access, synthesize, and apply evidence to patient care including the assessment of patient-oriented outcomes.
    • Demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for athletic training clinical practice.
  • Students will exhibit professionalism and engagement in the profession and community.
    • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors such as respect, honesty, and integrity.
    • Advocate for and serve others, such as the profession, patients, and community.