This post baccalaureate program is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. It prepares students for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The curriculum is based upon cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences. In order to become eligible to sit for the BOC examination, students within this major must complete all of the course work within the professional areas, as well as accumulate competencies, proficiencies and a minimum clinical experience each semester over the two-year (5 semesters), program. The program begins in the third summer session. The athletic training program has been granted initial Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, CAATE.
Athletic Trainer in the following settings:
Colleges and Universities
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (a GPA below a 3.0 may be considered)
- Standardized graduate admission test (GRE or equivalent)
- Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources concerning the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate school. At least one letter must be from a certified athletic trainer.
- It is recommended but not required to obtain a minimum of 25-50 contact hours with a certified athletic trainer.
- Official transcripts from each institution attended.
- An essay stating why you want to be an athletic trainer, career goals, and the attributes you possess that will make you successful in life and in athletic training.
- Completed application form and submission of application fee
- Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program is a competitive process. MSUB’s ATEP will accept applications after the official application deadline; however that student will be at a disadvantage. A student may be considered for the program after the application deadline if a position exists. The ATEP’s maximum number of students is 10 per cohort.
- Please see ATEP website or graduate catalog for prerequisite courses. Students who do not have a prerequisite course(s) may be admitted provisionally but must take the course(s) within one year of admission.
Entry-Level Master's Program!
One of Only 24 in the nation accredited by CAATE
Online/Evening Classes? No
If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 2 years (5 semesters)
|EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation||3|
|HHP 432 Nutrition in Health & Human Performance||3|
|HHP 550 Psychological Principles||3|
|HHP 559 Clinical Education I||1|
|HHP 561 General Medical Assessment||3|
|HHP 562 Graduate Athletic Training I||3|
|HHP 563 Graduate Athletic Training II||3|
|HHP 564 Clinical Education II||1|
|HHP 565 Lower Extremity Evaluation||3|
|HHP 566 Upper Extremity Evaluation||3|
|HHP 567 Clinical Education III||1|
|HHP 575 Therapeutic Modalities||3|
|HHP 576 Rehabilitation Techniques||3|
|HHP 577 Clinical Education IV||1|
|HHP 579 Clinical Education V||1|
|HHP 580 Pharmacology & Pathology||3|
|HHP 585 Organization, Administration, and Legal Issues of Athletic Training||3|
|HHP 597 Athletic Training Practicum/Capstone||3|
|HHP 598 Research Project
HHP 599 Thesis
|Total minimum credits required for degree||47-50|
Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.
Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302