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Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses, particularly of an orthopaedic and musculoskeletal nature. Post-professional athletic training education prepares individuals for advanced clinical practice, and research and scholarship, in order to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve population health.


Athletic training (AT) is a two-year post-professional residential program culminating in a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in athletic training. Didactic coursework in advanced areas of study and clinical education, including funded graduate assistantships, occurs concurrently throughout the two years of the program to enhance student application of obtained knowledge and skills. The post-professional master’s degree program in athletic training is designed for state licensed and/or athletic trainers certified by the Board of Certification (BOC), or individuals who have met eligibility requirements to sit for the BOC certification examination prior to matriculation. Courses are designed with an emphasis on academic rigor, clinical practice, and a hands-on research experience. Faculty and staff work closely with students to develop the professional attitudes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for optimum patient care.

 

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