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St. Scholastica has an innovative “M.S. in 5” program that will help you earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree within just five years. You’ll work closely with your pre-athletic training advisor to make sure you take all of the courses needed for AT graduate school. Then, after your junior year, you’ll be placed on a fast track to starting your graduate degree.

Like all of our St. Scholastica health science programs, our athletic training courses are infused with our Catholic Benedictine values. Program graduates learn the importance of treating every client with dignity and respect.

The job outlook is bright for athletic trainers. Our program graduates have secured positions in health care facilities, university settings, and fitness and rehabilitation centers.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Program Overview

The Athletic Training Strategic Alliance has agreed to a new set of standards that requires aspiring athletic trainers to get their master’s degree before they enter the profession.

Even though the change won’t take effect until the year 2022, we’re already ahead of the curve. Our MS in Five program will put you ahead of athletic training graduates entering the job market with a bachelor’s degree now or a master’s degree later.

Admission Options

Students may choose from two admission options:

  • During the junior year, undergraduates can apply for the “MS in Five” program to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years, an attractive option for those who are certain they want to become athletic trainers.
  • Apply for post-baccalaureate admission to the program while completing a bachelor’s degree or following completion of that degree.


Visit our Catalog to view information regarding Preparatory Programs. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.


For guidance on securing internships, contact the department chair. St. Scholastica students have interned at a variety of sites, including ESPN Wide World of Sports, Minnesota Twins minor league complex, J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps, Minnesota Golden Gophers football, Fairview Hospital, collegiate athletic programs and fitness centers.

Career Outlook

The job outlook for Athletic Training graduates is very positive. Upon graduating, students have secured positions within healthcare facilities, university settings, and fitness and rehabilitation centers. Pairing Athletic Training with courses in the Stender School of Leadership, Business and Professional Studies can help prepare students aspiring to open their own practice.

Graduates of our Athletic Training MS in 5 Program have 100% job placement.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.