The mission of the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training at the University of Kentucky is to effectively prepare entry-level athletic trainers, who are life-long learners and servants to their communities, for employment and/or pursuit of advanced education by providing a comprehensive education in a collaborative, evidence-based, patient-centered environment that includes robust educational, scholarly, clinical, and service opportunities.
The University of Kentucky Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 11, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2026-2027 academic year.
Most states require anyone engaging in athletic training or using an athletic trainer title to have a state license. License requirements vary by state, but most states require the BOC national certification to be earned. This certification requires graduation from a CAATE accredited program.
The University of Kentucky of Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and meets educational requirements to obtain licensure in Kentucky and other U.S. states that require a license or certification to practice as an athletic trainer. Students interested in using the degree to seek licensure in another state or territory should visit the Out-of-State Students page to learn more about Athletic Training licensure requirements in the U.S. state or territory where they may be interested in pursuing licensure. Licensure requirements are subject to change.
Johanna M. Hoch, PhD, ATC
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