2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

Athletic Training - Master of Science


Admission to the Athletic Training Program is competitive and not all who apply can be accommodated. Students who desire admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program must meet the requirements and complete the admission process by the posted deadline.

Students must earn a Bachelor degree prior to entering the athletic training program. Students may complete their B.A. or B.S. while applying, but they must complete their degree before matriculations in the program. Accepted students will need to submit a final transcript demonstrating the issuance of their degree. The program does not require the Bachelor degree be completed in any particular major or discipline, nor does the program have any bias toward a particular major or discipline.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the program. Students may apply with outstanding courses so long as they demonstrate a plan to complete those courses before matriculating in the program. For further information on prerequisite course requirements, please visit Prerequisite coursework.

Application deadline for enrollment in the program is January 1. After January 1, rolling admissions will follow. Application is through Athletic Training Central Application System (ATCAS).

Students admitted into the athletic training program must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative in all course work, and have a clinical evaluation score of 3.0 or above (5.0 scale). Failure to meet any one of these retention criteria requires the student to be on a probationary status. If the student does not meet all criteria in two consecutive semesters, the student will be removed from the program.


(68 credits)

ATS 740Research Methods in Athletic Training2
ATS 745Statistics for Athletic Trainers2
ATS 710Emergency Care Principles in Healthcare4
ATS 700Professional Practice and Athletic Training Healthcare4
ATS 702Functional Anatomy and Medical Physiology3
ATS 712Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions I5
ATS 731Athletic Training Clinical I4
ATS 741Athletic Training Research I1
ATS 704Applied Neuroscience in Athletic Training3
ATS 714Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions II5
ATS 732Athletic Training Clinical II4
ATS 742Athletic Training Research II1
ATS 716Pathophysiology of General Medical Conditions3
ATS 720Lifespan Wellness and Conditions5
ATS 722Rehabilitation Psychology and Healthcare Sociology in Athletic Training2
ATS 718Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training3
ATS 733Athletic Training Clinical III3
ATS 743Athletic Training Research III2
ATS 750Athletic Training Readings2
ATS 734Athletic Training Clinical IV6
ATS 744Athletic Training Research IV2
ATS 750Athletic Training Readings2
Total Credits68

Graduate degree requirements

After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:

  1. Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
  2. Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment.
  3. Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses).
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  5. Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
  6. File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
  7. Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
  8. Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)
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