About Us


The master of science in athletic training (MSAT) program, a member of the College of Health Professions at Pacific University, provides theoretical and applied education of exceptional quality in athletic training.



The faculty of the MSAT program, with diverse practice and academic backgrounds, are role models who encourage an open and positive learning environment. A patient-focused core curriculum fosters critical thinking and an ability to achieve and maintain current best practice.


The MSAT program provides an atmosphere for students to evolve into competent athletic trainers who are prepared to function in both traditional and emerging practice settings. Graduates serve the public and the athletic training profession through ethical behavior, patient/client advocacy, life-long learning and evidence-based practice.


The MSAT program values all members that constitute its community. It especially values the participation and contributions of our students, faculty, staff, clinical instructors and alumni in the development, implementation and evaluation of our program. We value the diversity of the community by teaching cultural awareness and competency, fostering service to society, advocacy and the sharing of professional knowledge and skills.


The MSAT program values altruistic service to all recipients of athletic training services. The ATEP models and pursues opportunities for learning through service to the community. The MSAT program promotes an appreciation for and development of advocacy skills in local, state and national political agendas that impact athletic training clients and persons with disabilities.


The faculty and staff of the MSAT program value their students as adults with diversity of backgrounds and aspirations. The MSAT program guides their experiences as they continue to learn and master the knowledge, skill, professional and clinical behaviors necessary to succeed in their chosen profession: athletic training.