Master of Athletic Training


A career in athletic training provides you with numerous opportunities to use your skills and knowledge to improve the well-being of others. If you have an undergraduate degree in an area other than athletic training, but wish to gain requirements to become a certified athletic trainer, the Master of Athletic Training program is for you.

In just two years, you will master every aspect of athletic training, including injury prevention, injury evaluation and diagnosis, emergency care, treatment, rehabilitation and organizational administration. Our faculty and clinical preceptors are passionate about teaching and helping you achieve your professional goals. Our cohorts are small and faculty are readily available to you. At Santander, we are committed to your success and we look forward to helping you pursue a career as a certified athletic trainer.

Admission to the Master of Athletic Training program is competitive.

Requirements for admission consideration include:
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university (degree in any field), or be enrolled in your senior year of undergraduate study.  *Conditional admission: A completed bachelor’s degree is required prior to enrollment, as evidenced by a final official college/university transcript. Applicants may receive a conditional acceptance with a letter from the registrar stating they have in fact completed the requirements for the degree. The “conditional” status is removed once an official transcript is received.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve a “C” or better in all pre-requisite courses from a regionally accredited college or university. All pre-requisite courses must have been completed within 10 years prior to application. Required pre-requisite courses include:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs
    • General Psychology
    • Motor Learning or Bio mechanics
    • Kinesiology
    • Exercise physiology 
    • Health/Wellness
    • Statistics
    • Chemistry, physics, psychopathology and research design are recommended