Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.
The 50 credit hour, entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), provides academic and clinical instruction sufficient for eligibility to sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC) Examination.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Admission to the M.S.A.T. is competitive, limited, and not guaranteed to those who meet the minimum requirements. In addition to the admission requirements set forth by The Graduate School, applicants must also submit supplemental materials to the department as well as the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program as described at http://kin.uncg.edu/academic-programs/graduate/areas-of-study/athletic-training/application-process/. The following prerequisites are required for admission eligibility and must be verifiable during the application process:
Satisfactory completion (C or better) of prerequisite course work in human anatomy (lecture and lab), human physiology (lecture and lab), exercise physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology, and nutrition. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical observation/experience under a Certified Athletic Trainer within 2 years prior to program application.
The application deadline is January 15 of each calendar year after which qualified applicants will be invited by the Program Director to an on-campus visit for a personal interview at the applicant’s expense. Students must also verify that they can comply with the program’s technical standards. Detailed information regarding the application process, technical standards, expenses, prerequisites, and post-admission requirements are available at http://kin.uncg.edu/academic-programs/graduate/areas-of-study/athletic-training/application-process/.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 50 credit hours
|Core Requirements (6 credits)|
|KIN 642||Optimizing Athletic Performance||3|
|KIN 720||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||3|
|Research Techniques (3 credits)|
|KIN 601||Applying Research to Professional Practice||3|
|Athletic Training Requirements (29 credits)|
|KIN 536||Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury||2|
|KIN 634||Athletic Training Foundations||3|
|KIN 636||Athletic Injury Evaluation||4|
|KIN 638||Theoretical Modalities||4|
|KIN 640||Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries||4|
|KIN 704||Athletic Training Seminar||3|
|KIN 705||Applied Rehabilitation Concepts||3|
|KIN 721||General Medical Conditions||3|
|KIN 725||Management and Professional Issues in Athletic Training||3|
|Integrative Clinical Experience (12 credits) *|
|KIN 620||Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Fall I)||3|
|KIN 620||Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Spring I)||3|
|KIN 620||Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Fall II)||3|
|KIN 620||Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Spring II)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||50|
Note: KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience: Taken four times for 3 credits in each semester of the student's program of study.
Non-credit Professional Development Requirements
In addition to the 50 credits of coursework, students are required to gain approximately two weeks of clinical experience during assigned pre-season athletic practices during August of each year in the program. Students are also required to attend weekly in-services and journal club sessions during each of the fall and spring semesters in the program.