A science-based curriculum that focuses on both in-class learning and clinical experiences that prepare students to be confident practitioners in the field of athletic training. The curriculum is designed to be completed in two calendar years. Classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences are designed to provide the student with an applied understanding of evidence based assessment of and treatment for injuries and illnesses in active populations.
The program offers two paths towards a Master’s degree.
M.S.: (non-thesis) Admission to this track requires completion of 54 credit hours.
M.S.: (thesis) The MS thesis option requires carrying out an original piece of research resulting in a written thesis and a minimum of 57 credit hours.
The Professional Athletic Training Program (ATP) at the University of Maine has a long history of
providing students with diverse educational opportunities and practical experience to help them
become well-rounded practitioners, and we are excited to transition to the graduate degree level. The
graduate program in athletic training at the University of Maine College of Education and Human
Development offers a science-based curriculum that provides the foundation for a career in athletic
training. Classroom and laboratory experiences are designed to provide the student with an applied
understanding of the scientific basis of athletic training in different populations. As Maine’s only NCAA
Division I school, UMaine offers a wealth of hands on and real-world experiences right at students’
Our program offers students the opportunity to experience interprofessional education with other
students and faculty in health care fields such as Exercise Science and Osteopathic Medicine. The
University of Maine is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington, DC 20006 USA. The program is
currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval. Our
academically competitive professional master’s program can be completed in two academic years.
Students may opt for either a Thesis or Non-Thesis track for completing their studies. All graduates of
the Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program are eligible to sit for the Board of
Certification (BOC) Exam for Athletic Trainers, pending CAATE approval.
Additionally, we are developing an accelerated 3+2 program with Exercise Science and Athletic Training.
Students that complete this program in five years (rather than the traditional six years) will earn both a
BS degree in Exercise Science and an MS degree in Athletic Training.
Students directly admitted into the MSAT program need to provide proof of a completed bachelor’s
degree from an accredited college or university. Students must also demonstrate completion of
coursework in the following areas:
-Anatomy and Physiology
Please apply through the University of Maine Graduate School. For more information, please contact
Program Coordinator Christopher Nightingale, firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Training Faculty
Alicia Lacy, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training;
Shannon Wright, Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Athletic Training;
Christopher Nightingale, Program Director and Associate Professor of Athletic Training and Physical
COEHD Program Page Link:https://umaine.edu/edhd/undergraduate/athletic-training/
Initial Admitting Semester-Fall 2023