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Master of Science in Athletic Training

MSAT facility
The 2-year post-baccalaureate MSAT option is for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree (not in athletic training) and wish to enter the profession and earn the credential as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

The MSAT curriculum is rooted in basic sciences, emergency care, orthopedic injury assessment and diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions while offering advanced coursework in gross anatomy with cadaver dissection, clinical decision making, applied neuromuscular and biomechanical concepts, orthopedic casting and bracing, optimizing athletic performance, and pathophysiology. The unique curriculum is enhanced through the use of high fidelity patient simulators, state-of-the art motion analysis equipment, and exceptional clinical facilities. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice and gain experiences in clinical decision making that are synthesized across concepts spanning the full scope of practice of an athletic trainer with particular focus on musculoskeletal assessment/diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.

The MSAT requires 73 credits of graduate coursework that is completed over the course of 24 months and requires continuous enrollment. Didactic and clinical courses are sequenced to allow for the greatest amount of depth in both content and clinical application.

MSAT Program of Study

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In order to successfully complete the 73 credit Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program students are required to have an overall graduate GPA of 3.0 and earn a minimum of a C in all professional coursework.

Application Procedures– 2-year post-baccalaureate students

The 2-year post-baccalaureate MSAT option is for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree (not in athletic training) and wish to enter the profession and earn the credential as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

Students should submit their formal application through the Athletic Training Common Application System (AT-CAS) Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, but applications are encouraged to be submitted before January 15. Applications will be reviewed as received and admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. HPU students on the 3+2 track are given priority admission.

Conditional admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis but typically no later than March 1st of each calendar year. Late applications will be accepted/reviewed if space is available. Full admission will be determined at the end of the spring semester and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites that may still be in-progress.


2-Year Post-Baccalaureate Completion Option


Are there scholarships available specifically for students enrolled in the MSAT program?

Unfortunately there are no athletic training specific scholarships available at High Point University. However, students are encouraged to join the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in order to become eligible for scholarships through the NATA Research and Education Foundation once they are admitted to the MSAT program.


Tuition & Fees

What is the tuition structure for the 2-year Master of Science in Athletic Training program?

Tuition for the MSAT program is billed a cohort rate per semester. A sample of tuition based on the 2022-2023 tuition rates are included below. Please note that the amounts do not reflect tuition/fee increases that may occur annually or optional dining plans.


Year at HPUTuition/Fee Structure
Professional year 1
$43,149 combined tuition & fees for the year paid in 3 blocks
Summer block = $14,383 tuition & fees
Fall block = $14,383 tuition & fees
Spring block = $14,383 tuition & fees
Professional year 2
*subject to change
$43,149 combined tuition & fees for the year paid in 3 blocks
Summer block = $14,383 tuition & fees
Fall block = $14,383 tuition & fees
Spring block = $14,383 tuition & fees
Amenities Included in Student Fees
Uniforms for clinical rotationsincluded
CPR/Professional Rescuer recertificationincluded
Annual Typhon clinical tracking fee included
Annual Castle Branch document tracking feeincluded
Annual background checkincluded
Annual drug screeningincluded
Library Servicesincluded
Campus Parkingincluded
Athletic Eventsincluded
Airport Transportationincluded
Fitness Center/Poolincluded
Counseling Servicesincluded
Health Servicesincluded
Concierge Servicesincluded

The following is a breakdown of your direct comprehensive fee costs for the first year as well as other estimated allowances making up your “Cost of Attendance.”

 Summer 2023Fall 2023Spring 2024
Tuition & Fees$14,383$14,383$14,383
Total Direct Costs$14,383$14,383$14,383
Housing Budget*$5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Food Budget*$2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Books/Supplies Budget$600$600$600
Estimated Unsubsidized Loan Fees**$217$73$73
Total Indirect Costs$9,417$9,273$9,273
Total Cost of Attendance $23,800 $23,656 $23,656

Please note that the published rate is a preliminary rate that is subject to change by the Board of Trustees. Final rates are approved by the Board at the Board meeting preceding the fall semester for which the new rates apply.

This program is billed at the cohort rate, there are exceptions where a student may have to be enrolled in part-time credits and thus would be billed a per credit hour rate of $1,033 for tuition plus appropriate fees.

*Housing and Food Budgets are for students living off-campus. Should on-campus housing be available and if a student signs up to live-on-campus, then these budget amounts will be replaced with actual housing and dining plan charges. Please email your Financial Planning Counselor if this applies to you.

Other Program Expenses

Students are responsible for the costs associated with required annual flu shots. All HPU students are required to have proof of health insurance and responsible for any expenses incurred to meet this requirement.

Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks and must have a laptop or mobile device suitable for in-class use and for online learning.

While HPU provides two uniform shirts for clinical rotations, students should be aware that some rotations have clothing contracts (e.g., Nike, adidas) which prohibit the wearing of certain brands. In many but not all cases, those clinical sites will provide clothing for the student.

Students are also responsible for all costs associated with their personal transportation to clinical rotations. Students are responsible for all living costs and should be aware that some clinical rotations occur outside of the immediate High Point region and therefore the student may choose to seek short-term housing opportunities in other areas.

Financial Aid

Many HPU AT students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their graduate education (School Code 002933). Information about these loans is available in the Office of Student Financial Planning. If you have specific questions, please contact your Student Financial Planning Counselor, Cana Gyongyos Hill, by phone at 336-841-9289 or by email at

Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance is required of all health profession students and is provided according to the schedule below:

  • The university offered medical insurance policy is effective from August 1st through July 31st. This annual policy will be billed in part on the Fall tuition statement and the rest on the Spring tuition statement.
  • Programs that begin in the summer are charged per month until August 1st at which time the students are switched to the annual policy

Students may waive the university provided medical insurance with proof of other comparable insurance prior to the start of the academic year. Student Medical Insurance rates are reviewed annually and rates are subject to change. For more information on the university provided medical coverage, please visit Office of Student Accounts website..


Payment of all tuition and fees is due at the beginning of each term of enrollment.

For information on payment plans and payment methods please visit the Payment Options section of our website.

Application Fee

For each application cycle prospective candidates must pay the AT-CAS application fee and the program designation fee. These fees and policies regarding payment and refund are set by AT-CAS. Additional information is available on their website.

Enrollment Deposit

All applicants accepted into the High Point University Doctor of Pharmacy program must accept or decline our offer of conditional admission by submitting a non-refundable matriculation deposit of $200 by the deadline in their offer of admission. A space in the class is not guaranteed until the deposit has been received and accepted by High Point University.  If you do not submit a deposit, the program may offer the place in the class to another applicant.  The deposit will be applied towards first-semester tuition.


Withdrawal from HPU / Refund of Paid Tuition

For the High Point University policy on crediting any charges paid based on date of withdrawal, please refer to the information on