Under the direction of Pacific University Athletic Training faculty member Dr. Jess Moore, the students of the Athletic Training Program participated with special educators and physical therapists as part of an interprofessional medical staff at the 2019 Special Olympics Youth Games on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon.
Master of Science in Athletic Training
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who work with physicians to optimize their patients’ activity. They provide physical medicine, prevent and diagnose injury, and treat and rehabilitate acute and chronic issues that would impair or limit their patients’ activity.
Certification and licensure as an athletic trainer requires, at minimum, a degree in athletic training from an accredited college or university. According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, about 70 percent of working athletic trainers in the United States hold at least a master’s degree.
The Pacific University athletic training program offers an entry-level master of science degree in athletic training.
As students in the Pacific University Hillsboro Campus, master of science in athletic training (MSAT) students also receive access to an interdisciplinary learning environment that will help them collaborate and excel within the healthcare field professionally.
Currently, the Athletic Training Program is unable to accept international students. The Program is investigating international admissions and we encourage you to check back for further information.
On the night before graduation, the MSAT class of 2019 and their families gathered together to honor the students for all of their accomplishments.
In June, many current and former students from Pacific University's Athletic Training Program gathered together during the 2019 NATA National Conference in Las Vegas.