Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines. 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.
ATSU's Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), in Mesa, Ariz., offers a two-year post-professional residential program for certified athletic trainers' 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 study to enhance student application of obtained knowledge and skills.