MS in Athletic Training
Note: Program is not admitting students until Summer 2023.
Prospective students pursuing admission to the athletic training graduate program are required to hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate 2.750 GPA and have completed all prerequisites for program admission. The 2020 CAATE standards require students to have prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, anatomy and physiology at the postsecondary level. Additionally, students must gain foundational knowledge in statistics, research design, epidemiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, pathomechanics, nutrition, pharmacology, public health, health care delivery and payor systems incorporated into prerequisite coursework or as a component of the professional program.
Prospective students will apply for admission to the Graduate School, submit their MSAT admission packet and complete a personal interview prior to formal selection and admittance. The priority application deadline for admission is February 1st. Additional applicants may be considered as space permits. No application submitted after March 15 will be considered.
To be considered for admission, the following materials should be submitted through the online application portal:
- Graduate School application;
- Letter of interest;
- Three letters of recommendation (i.e. teachers, coaches, advisors, employers, etc.);
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended;
- Completed application for the MSAT, to include:
- Health examination by a licensed medical professional;
- Immunization record including HBV, TB and influenza;
- Signed technical standards (American with Disabilities Act Statement);
- Student liability insurance;
- Personal health insurance;
- Hold current CPR/AED/First Aid certification from nationally accredited organization;
- Complete and successfully pass a background screening;
- Verification of 100 observation hours by a certified athletic trainer; and
- Successful completion of the following required courses with a C or higher:
- Human anatomy and physiology: 3-4 credit hours;
- Medical terminology: 3 credit hours;
- Biomechanics/kinesiology: 3 credit hours;
- Care and prevention of athletic injuries: 3 credit hours;
- Exercise physiology: 3-4 credit hours;
- Elementary statistics: 3 credit hours;
- General psychology: 3 credit hours;
- General chemistry: 3-4 credit hours;
- Nutrition: 3 credit hours;
- General physics: 3-4 credit hours; and
- General biology: 3-4 credit hours.
Admission is selective and not all qualified applicants will receive an admission offer. The program admits for the summer term only.
Complete applications are reviewed by the athletic training faculty in a timely manner. Applicants will be notified of their admission status by the Graduate School. Once an applicant has been admitted, the applicant will be asked to submit a $100 nonrefundable tuition deposit to reserve a space for summer admission. A deadline for the deposit will be communicated after the admission offer. Once enrolled, these funds will be credited toward the payment of tuition.
Candidates are required to successfully complete all components of the MSAT program which consists of 62 total credit hours. Requirements for graduation relate to course work, applied learning experiences, research project and a comprehensive examination. In addition, during the last semester of enrollment, candidates will apply and sit for their Board of Certification examination.
|Summer Semester||Credit Hours|
|HPS 713||Palpatory Evaluation and Assessment in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 741||Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 717||Emergency Care and Management in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 721||Athletic Injury Evaluation I||3|
|HPS 731||Foundations in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 771||Applied Learning I||4|
|HPS 860||Research Methods in the Profession||3|
|HPS 722||Athletic Injury Evaluation II||3|
|HPS 770||Therapeutic Interventions I||3|
|HPS 772||Applied Learning II||4|
|HPS 882||Athletic Injury Rehabilitation||3|
|HPS 810||Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 872||General Medical Conditions in Athletic Populations||3|
|HPS 873||Organization and Administration in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 871||Therapeutic Interventions II||3|
|HPS 853||Applied Learning III||4|
|HPS 762||Statistical Concepts in Human Performance Studies||3|
|HPS 851||Applied Research in Athletic Training||3|
|HPS 854||Applied Learning IV||4|
|HPS 813||Athletic Training Board of Certification Review||1|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
Students in the MS in athletic training program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by successful completion of HPS 771, HPS 772, HPS 853 and HPS 854. Each applied learning experience encompasses the application and practice of athletic training patient-based clinical skills, proficiencies and focus on specific athletic training competencies. Candidates are required to demonstrate competency in their delivery of patient-based clinical skills in order to progress through the individual applied learning experiences. Each applied learning experience has assigned points for candidates to earn which correspond to the course (e.g. HPS 771, HPS 772, HPS 853 or HPS 854). Furthermore, HPS 853 Applied Learning III, is an immersive clinical experience, which allows the candidate to experience the daily professional duties, responsibilities and health care provided by athletic trainers.