Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Two-year Master’s or 3+2?

MAT students get hands-on training in an immersive learning environment

Manchester offers two options to accomplish your goal to become an athletic trainer.

Two-year Master’s in Athletic Training

  • For students who’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and are looking to earn the credentials for a career in athletic training
  • Designed for those whose degrees are in disciplines other than athletic training
  • Two-year, accredited, professional master’s degree program

Athletic Training 3+2 (or 4+2)

  • For undergraduate student just starting college
  • Enroll as a first-year student majoring in exercise science and fitness
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree in just three years (You may choose to spend four years at the undergraduate level, an option often chosen by student-athletes to maintain eligibility.) 
  • Add two more years to earn your athletic training degree and graduate in just five years with two degrees and the credentials to take the exam for athletic trainer certification