2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Science, Graduate Programs (MSc Health Promotion, MS Athletic Training)

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Health Sciences, Graduate Programs (MSc Health Promotion, MS Athletic Training)

The Department of Health Sciences offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Sciences (MSc) with an option in Health Promotion. In addition, the Department offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Athletic Training. Graduate students pursue coursework in these areas of study and opportunities in interprofessional education preparing them for collaborative practice.

MSc Health Promotion

The Master of Science degree in Health Promotion is designed to prepare students for advanced study and practice in Health Promotion related areas. Graduates are prepared to take leadership roles in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in various public and private/work site agencies at local, state and national levels. The health promotion professionals trained in this program will possess the skills and knowledge to affect lifestyle choices and improve a person’s community or organizational health and wellness.

Health Science Research Requirements (4-10 credits total)

Complete HPNU 5010 and one of the following three options.




  • Completion of the Comprehensive Examination

Health Promotion Core (13 credits total) 

Health Promotion Suggested Electives (11-17 credits total)

Total Credits: 34

MS Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a 52-credit hour program preparing students to become an athletic trainer. The MSAT program is designed to guide students from basic skill and knowledge acquisition toward becoming an independent, proficient athletic trainer. Our model of development focuses on growth, not only in athletic training skills, but also in critical thinking abilities, interprofessional health care, and leadership skills. We aim to have graduates who are high quality athletic trainers with the ability to become leaders who can advance the field of athletic training. Students will participate in clinical education experiences with a variety of affiliated clinical education sites. Additional information about the MSAT program can be found on the web site.

The MSAT can be completed as a 52-credit hour 2-year program, or as a 52-credit hour concurrent degree program with up to 10 dual credits counting toward the BS in Exercise Science at UCCS. Students wishing to pursue the concurrent degree should consult the BS in Exercise Science: Athletic Training Prep Track. The MSAT program is a controlled admissions program, and application does not guarantee admission.

Program Prerequisites

For prerequisites to the Athletic Training program, please visit our website.

Research Requirements (7 credits total)

Athletic Training Requirements (45 credits total)

Total Credits: 52

Accreditation Information

The UCCS MS Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training (CAATE) and is active and in good-standing.

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