2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog > Programs and Course Descriptions > Athletic Training > Athletic Training M.S.
The Athletic Training Department offers the Master of Science in Athletic Training with two degree programs:
The M.S. in Athletic Training - Advanced Clinical Practice is intended for individuals who have met eligibility requirements to challenge the BOC® certification examination. The program is designed to advance the student's knowledge and clinical skills to enhance the quality of health care services for the physically active.
The M.S. in Athletic Training - Professional Practice Program is intended for the post-baccalaureate student interested in obtaining the entry-level competency as an athletic trainer. The program is designed to prepare the student to challenge credentialing as an athletic trainer through the Board of Certification® and appropriate state regulatory agencies.
Advanced Clinical Practice
36 credits - Thesis Option
36 credits - Non-thesis Option
Purpose of degree:
The Advanced Clinical Practice Master of Science degree in Athletic Training is intended for individuals who are certified as athletic trainers by the Board of Certification® (BOC®) or individuals that have met eligibility requirements to challenge the BOC® certification examination.
A primary purpose is to enhance the quality of health care services for the physically active through the post-professional preparation of advanced practice clinicians and to make the student a potential candidate for specialty credentials through the National Athletic Trainers' Association and other health, orthopedic, and fitness-related associations. Graduates of this program will be ideal candidates for leadership in clinical service, research, education, and administration.
Outcome expectations of students and degree completion:
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training: Advanced Clinical Practice Graduate Program will:
The didactic aspects of this program have been designed to be delivered using a variety of innovative and traditional pedagogical methodologies.
Students must be capable of learning in a web-based and hybrid classroom environment. Students must have access to a computer that meets the technological demands for web-based learning.
Students enrolled in this program will work closely with a clinical preceptor who will assist the student in their efforts to integrate theory into practice.
Students in the regional cohort must have reliable transportation and be able to meet the demands of traveling to Advanced Clinical Practice sites.
Undergraduate prerequisites required:
Candidates for the M.S. in Athletic Training must be a graduate of a CaATe-accredited Entry-Level Athletic Training Program (Bachelor’s or Master’s Entry-Level) and be BOC®-eligible.
Typical time to finish:
Completion of thesis and oral comprehensive examination OR written comprehensive examination.
Admission requirements and deadlines
Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are available through the department. Graduate Assistantships, including stipend and variable tuition waivers are available and will be awarded based on qualifications and experience. The GA position will be directly related to the academic course work and clinical preceptorship experience. The GA may work with a variety of allied health care professionals (i.e., orthopedists, physician extenders, emergency room personnel, and physical therapists) in diverse health care settings.
For more information, contact: Dr. Gerard D. Rozea at 570-422-3065 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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