Athletic Training, M.S.
The Masters of Science in Athletic Training is a CAATE-accredited professional program that culminates in students eligible to sit for the BOC examination. The mission of the MS in Athletic Training program is to:
- provide interdisciplinary approaches to medicine through designed clinical educational experiences for students in a variety of settings and interactions with different health care professionals,
- teach students to access, interpret, and integrate relevant research into their clinical decision making through didactic and clinical education that focuses on evidence-based medicine, and
- enhance professional development of students through community engagement and recognize the role of the athletic trainer as a healthcare provider within the larger context of a changing healthcare system.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making into client/patient care.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply contemporary principles and practices of healthcare informatics.
- Students will demonstrate diagnostic skills, create care plans, and incorporate interventions for patients with health conditions commonly seen in athletic training practice to maximize the patient’s participation and health-related quality of life.
- Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and immediately manage acute conditions and emergency situations.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize, refer, and support patients with behavioral health conditions.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of health care administration and quality improvement.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to maintain current cultural competence.
- Students will practice in a manner that is professional and in alignment with ethical standards of the profession.
- Students will develop the skills to become a lifelong learner guided by professional competence, professional development, and advocates of the profession.
- Students will develop their ability to provide patient education to patients, support systems, and stakeholders.
Program Admission Requirements
Program admission requirements include the successful completion of a bachelor of science degree in a related field from an accredited institution and the following coursework:
|Biology with lab||4|
|Chemistry with lab||4|
|Physics with lab||4|
|Anatomy and Physiology||8|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
Degree Requirements (66 Hours)
|BMSC 740||Human Anatomy for Health Sciences||6|
|ATEP 700||Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training||3|
|ATEP 701||Principles of Evidenced-Based Medicine||3|
|ATEP 702L||Principles of Athletic Training Lab||1|
Credit Hours 13
|ATEP 748||Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention of Lower Extremity Injuries||4|
|ATEP 748L||Evaluation & Therapeutic Intervention of Lower Extremity Injuries Lab||1|
|ATEP 730||Behavioral Health and Wellness||3|
|ATEP 711||Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training I||3|
Credit Hours 11
|ATEP 712||Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training II||3|
|ATEP 749||Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention of Head, Neck and Spine Injuries||4|
|ATEP 749L||Evaluation & Therapeutic Intervention of Head, Neck, & Spine Injuries Lab||1|
|ATEP 797||Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology in Athletic Training||2|
|ATEP 797L||Clinical Pathology & Pharmacology in Athletic Training Lab||1|
|PUBH 678||Transforming Health Care for the Future||1|
Credit Hours 12
|ATEP 750||Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention of Upper Extremity Injuries||4|
|ATEP 750L||Evaluation & Therapeutic Intervention of Upper Extremity Injuries Lab||1|
|ATEP 796||Athletic Training Administration||3|
|ATEP 713||Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training III||3|
Credit Hours 11
|ATEP 714||Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training IV||3|
|ATEP 732||Emergency Management Practices in Athletic Training||3|
|ATEP 741||Advanced Clinical Skills in Athletic Training||3|
|EXSC 742||Clinical Exercise Testing||1|
Credit Hours 10
|ATEP 715||Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training V||6|
|PUBH 700||Perspectives in Public Health||3|
Credit Hours 9
|Total Credit Hours||66|