Graduate Program

Master of Science, Athletic Training

Note: Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences (CAMS) offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). This degree program offers a challenging pathway for post-baccalaureate students to pursue a career in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions among patients and athletes. The MSAT program will prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. The UNF MSAT program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a variety of settings, including secondary school, college/university, professional, clinic, and industrial. 

 

According to the 2016-2017 Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As people become more aware of sports-related injuries at a young age, demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase.

In 2009, the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program was awarded Continuing Accreditation through 2018-2019 from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) by meeting all Standards for Professional Athletic Training Education. A substantive change document to transition the undergraduate program to a graduate program will be submitted to CAATE upon approval of the graduate program from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The first cohort of graduate students will start the Program in Summer 2018.   

Curriculum 

The Athletic Training Program is a two-year full time program. Upon successful completion of the Program, students will receive a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Program of Study 

Major: Athletic Training

Degree: Master of Science in Athletic Training

 

  • Satisfactorily complete all courses required by the program and approved by the university. 
  • Satisfactorily complete all clinical requirements. 
  • Earn no more than 2 grades of less than B throughout the program. 
  • Attain a 3.0 GPA average in all work counting toward the graduate degree.
  • Be in good standing; not subject to any sanction by the University community or the Brooks College of Health. 
  • All students in the Brooks College of Health programs will be held accountable to the most recent Code of Ethics, Guides for Professional Conduct and/or Position Statements as developed by their respective disciplines. Refer to your program handbook or program director for the specifics. 

Prerequisite Courses (35 semester credit hours)

Applicants must demonstrate completion with a minimum grade of “C” at the undergraduate or graduate levels in each of the following subject areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters with labs) 
  • Physics (with lab) 
  • Chemistry (with lab) 
  • Biology (with lab) 
  • Statistics 
  • Nutrition 
  • Psychology 
  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology 
  • Exercise Physiology 

Major requirements (54 semester credit hours)

  • ATR 5XXXC: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers (4 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Foundations in Athletic Training (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Therapeutic Interventions I (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Clinical Integration I (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Therapeutic Interventions II (3 Credits)  
  • ATR 5XXXC: Clinical Medicine (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 5XXXC: Clinical Integration II (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXC: Therapeutic Interventions III (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXX:    Athletic Training Administration (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXX:    Research Methods (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXL:  Clinical-Decision Making I (1 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXC: Clinical Integration III (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXC: Seminar in Athletic Training (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXX:    Applied Research (3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXL: Clinical-Decision Making II (1 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXC: Clinical Integration IV (3 Credits)   

Optional electives (not required)

  • ATR 6XXX:    Independent Study in Athletic Training (1-3 Credits) 
  • ATR 6XXXC: Clinical Integration Experience (3 Credits)