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Athletic Training Leadership

Master of Arts

Athletic training is about more than getting people back in the game. It’s about leading change in healthcare for life and sport.

Bethel’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Athletic Training Leadership is designed for established athletic trainers who want to improve their leadership, understand their strengths, and take their career to the next level within a competitive field. You’ll learn practical leadership frameworks—giving you a strong foundation for understanding your influence on others—and work through research-based courses that will give you an immediate competitive advantage. All of our online courses are built for working professionals, so you’ll bring your work experience into the classroom and put your learning right to use.

Athletic Training Leadership Program Option(s)

Athletic Training Leadership

In the Athletic Training Leadership program, you'll gain broad team and change management skills and a diverse professional network while also building clinical assessment and evidence-based research experience. Through a collection of online, multidisciplinary coursework, you'll set yourself apart as a leader in the rapidly-changing field of athletic training.

Deliveries Blended, and Online
Locations Online, and St. Paul
Credits 36
Tuition per Credit $700-723

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Upcoming Events

APR 7 2020

Athletic Training (M.S.) and Athletic Training Leadership (M.A.) Online Info Session

Noon Online

Join us to hear from our Program Director and participate in a live Q&A session with others interested in this program!

MAY 6 2020

CANCELLED: Coffee at Bethel: In Person Info Session

7:15 a.m. CT Anderson Center Community Room

Come learn more about our CAPS and GS programs and meet with our faculty and enrollment counselors.

Take your athletic training career to the next level.

Athletic training requires specialized skills and a passion for helping patients be their very best. But excelling as a leader in that space takes a solid understanding of one’s strengths, effective approaches to conflict and change, and a commitment to approaching your work with excellence.

This unique program—which builds on Bethel’s established MBA and M.A. in Strategic Leadership programs—will give you a foundational knowledge of ethics-based leadership, best practices for medical assessment, and practical research experience that will set you apart immediately.


alumni felt fully prepared for their job

- 2017 Athletic Training Alumni Survey


average years of Bethel teaching and athletic training experience of faculty

Athletic Training Leadership Program Highlights

Ethics-based approach

You’ll grow as an ethical leader in courses that integrate faith into real-world situations. Articulate your worldview and align practices with BOC Standards of Professional Practice, the NATA Code of Ethics, and local and federal regulations.

Leadership growth

You’ll learn to collaborate with others and bring out the best in coworkers and employees, preparing you to lead in complex environments. From change and conflict management to embracing diversity, you’ll walk away a stronger, more competent leader.

Business skill development

You’ll practice effective communication skills and use technology to share ideas, make more informed decisions, and develop systems that work in the real world.

Student support

We’re committed to helping you succeed. Rather than focusing on the results of one entrance exam for admission, we look for well-rounded people who can bring new perspectives into their courses. And once you’re here, you’ll be supported by advisors and professors who will make sure you have everything you need.


We know many of our students work full time, have families, and are involved in their communities and churches while in school. Our program makes it possible for you to earn your degree with accelerated schedules and a flexible online format.


Bethel prepares graduates who understand themselves and lead from their strengths, adhere to industry best practices, and approach their work with excellence and compassion.


Learn how to:

  • Lead from your unique strengths and abilities
  • Build agility within a rapidly-changing industry
  • Navigate change with compassion and common sense
  • Integrate your Christian faith into professional decisions
  • Think critically and creatively about complex situations
  • Conduct evidence-based research
  • Build analytical skills
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Develop confidence as you approach conflict

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