Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is a 60-unit graduate degree designed for students who are interested in becoming an athletic trainer and do not currently possess a degree in this field of study.

The program is a combination of 30 credits of didactic and theory coursework, 12 credits of on-campus laboratory coursework, and 18 credits of clinical coursework that are completed over two years. View course descriptions

Students must maintain their emergency cardiac care certification, all health documentation, and proof of health insurance coverage in order to maintain good standing in the program and be eligible for fieldwork experiences. Students who do not maintain compliance with the full policy will not be in good standing with the program and will not be eligible to register for coursework, including fieldwork experiences. The full policy is provided upon admission to the master's program. 

Program of Study

Year One

Summer Fall Spring

ATTR 560: Fundamental
Concepts and Competencies in
Athletic Training (3 credits; 45
lab hours)

ATTR 615: Acute & Traumatic
Injury: Assessment and
Management (3 credits; 45 lab
hours)
ATTR 626: Evidence-Based
Assessment of the Upper
Extremity (3 credits; 45 lab
hours)
ATTR 565: Health Informatics
and Quality Improvement
(3 credits)
ATTR 625: Evidence-Based
Assessment of the Lower
Extremity (3 credits; 45 lab
hours)
ATTR 623: Rehabilitative Care:
Therapeutic Exercise (3 credits;
45 lab hours)

ATTR 622: Acute and
Rehabilitative Care: Therapeutic
Modalities (3 credits; 45 lab
hours)
ATTR 681: Epidemiology and
Research Methods in Athletic
Training (3 credits)
  ATTR 602: Practicum I:
Clinical Application of Athletic
Training Competencies (3
credits – 135 clinical fieldwork
hours)
ATTR 604: Practicum II:
Clinical Care of the Lower
Extremity (3 credits – 135
clinical fieldwork hours)

Year Two

summer fall spring
ATTR 650: Human Performance Optimization
(3 credits; 45 lab hours)

ATTR 627: Evidence-Based Assessment of the Head and
Spine (3 credits; 45 lab hours)
ATTR 668: Advanced
Diagnostic Imaging and
Pharmacology (3 credits)
ATTR 606: Practicum III:
Clinical Care of the Upper
Extremity (3 credits – 135
clinical fieldwork hours)
ATTR 701: Maximizing
Rehabilitation Interventions (3
credits; 45 lab hours)
ATTR 703: Practicum IV -
Comprehensive Patient Centered Care (9 credits – 405
clinical fieldwork hours)
ATTR 702: Pathophysiology of 
Medical Conditions
(6 credits; 45 lab hours; 90
clinical fieldwork hours)

Academic Standards

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must receive a grade of “C” or higher in all coursework. If these standards are not maintained, the student will be placed on academic probation for one year. No student will be placed on academic probation twice; if standards are not maintained after serving one probationary period, the student will be dismissed from the program. Students may repeat a course a maximum of one time. The following graduate coursework must be completed in order to be eligible for graduation and to sit for the National Board of Certification, Inc. examination.