What You’ll Learn
Athletic Training is one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields in health care.
You’ll learn the best evidence-based techniques to recognize, evaluate and diagnose athletic injuries and then design and implement therapeutic interventions to provide exceptional patient-centered care. The program also includes training in the prevention of injury, health promotion/wellness, and health care administration.
- Face-to-Face with some online courses available.
Our CAATE accredited curriculum includes foundational knowledge and professional athletic training courses covering topics such as Evidence Based Practice, Health Care Informatics, Clinical Examination, Therapeutic Interventions, General Medical Conditions, and more.
The AT Strategic Alliance has established that the minimum professional degree required to become an Athletic Trainer (AT) is a master’s. This program will allow students to fulfill this requirement and complete the BOC, Inc. examination in order to become nationally certified as an AT.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects athletic training to grow 23% by 2030. Athletic trainers typically work in the following settings:
- Professional sports
- High schools
- Sports medicine clinics
- Industrial settings
- Medical/Physical therapy
- Nursing schools
- Chiropractic schools
Specific program eligibility criteria can be found under Curriculum and Learning Outcomes in the course catalog.
Admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students are reviewed and selected using a holistic evaluation of the following factors: completion of admissions requirements (including pre-requisite coursework); academic achievement; evidence of potential for future practice as an athletic trainer; quality of past health care experience; interview performance; and, an ability to work effectively with people.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Outstanding faculty consisting of full-time
- Small class size of about 14 students
- Excellent placement history with employers
- An outstanding first-time passing rate on the BOC exam
- Great athletic training and intercollegiate athletic facilities
- Connections with many different off-campus affiliated sites
- Outstanding faculty consisting of full-time
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