Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.
The 50-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 MSAT 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
|Optimizing Athletic Performance|
|Pathophysiology and Pharmacology|
|Applying Research to Professional Practice|
|Athletic Training Requirements||29|
|Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury|
|Athletic Training Foundations|
|Athletic Injury Evaluation|
|Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries|
|Athletic Training Seminar|
|Applied Rehabilitation Concepts|
|General Medical Conditions|
|Management and Professional Issues in Athletic Training|
|Integrative Clinical Experience *||12|
|Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Fall I)|
|Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Spring I)|
|Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Fall II)|
|Athletic Training Clinical Experience (Spring II)|
Note: KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience: Taken four times for 3 hours in each semester of the student's program of study.
Non-credit Professional Development Requirements
In addition to the 50 credit hours of course work, 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.