The University of Montana’s Athletic Training Program was among the nation's first programs; our leadership in the field continues today. As a student in the Master’s degree program at UM, you’ll:

  • Develop the critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills necessary for success in athletic training, allied health care, and other professions
  • Benefit from a rigorous program that will prepare you to sit for the BOC examination
  • Gain extensive, hands-on experience at various clinical education sites including colleges, high schools, sports and physical therapy clinics
  • Enjoy a low student-to-faculty ratio while learning from a range of allied and medical health care professionals. 

The UM AT Program participates in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education-Western Regional Graduate Program (WICHE-WRGP). This program allows master’s students who are residents of the WICHE member states in programs at 60 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition. The WICHE states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. For additional information, please contact the UM AT Program Director. Students accepted into the WICHE program pay 150% resident tuition.

The Master's in Athletic Training Program meets the standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The current accreditation period extends to the year 2022-2023.

For more information on our accreditation status, please visit the CAATE Website.

Why Missoula?

Our location in Missoula, Montana can’t be beat. Situated in the Northern Rockies, Missoula is the perfect mix of the great outdoors and small-town living.

When it’s time for a break from studying, you’ll enjoy easy access to hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, kayaking, cross-country and downhill skiing. Missoula boasts a vibrant downtown, an active arts community, and plenty of restaurants, microbreweries, and coffee houses where you can kick back and unwind.


Explore Your Options

A five-year program in which students earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Physiology and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.

A two-year master’s program designed for students who already have a baccalaureate degree.

A three-year degree completion plan that allows students increased flexibility in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.

Video: UM Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training program at the University of Montana and the surrounding Missoula community