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Athletic trainers are health care professionals educated to provide management of health care problems associated with sport and physical activity. An M.S. in Athletic Training from UWF will give you the skills you need — and a competitive edge in the job market.

Why Study Athletic Training at UWF?

CAATE Accreditation SealThe UWF Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). After the initial comprehensive review, the UWF MSAT Program was granted the maximum initial 5-year accreditation.

UWF's Master of Science in Athletic Training program will prepare you for a successful career in high school athletics, college/university athletics, professional sport teams, industry, medical clinics and other settings.

As an athletic trainer, you will help prevent injuries and illnesses; provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and/or chronic injuries; and return patients to sport or activity.

The UWF Athletic Training M.S. program begins in the summer semester (Term 4). Please see the UWF Academic Calendar for more information.

What You Will Learn

The athletic training program will prepare you for a rewarding health care career. Our two-year program is specifically designed to meet national and state licensure requirements. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination.

Our program will teach you about the five domains of athletic training: risk reduction, wellness, and health literacy; assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis; critical incident management; therapeutic intervention; healthcare administration and professional responsibility.

You will also engage in clinical education opportunities at the Andrews Institute clinics, doctor's offices and outreach settings including nearly every high school in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Additionally, students are assigned to most UWF's sports programs as well as at Pensacola State College, University of Florida, University of South Alabama, Coastal Carolina University, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Texas A&M University, and Seattle Sounders FC.

You will also take an immersion clinical education course. This clinical rotation is a full-time assignment with a preceptor that gives you an understanding of the role of the Certified Athletic Trainer and the demands of a typical workday.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.