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Graduate Program

Master of Science in Athletic Training 

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 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 and Brooks College of Health policy - Student Breach of Professional Behaviors.
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)
    • BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
    • BSC2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
     
  • Physics (with lab)
    • PHY2053/2053L Algebra-based Physics I with lab
     
  • Chemistry (with lab)
    • CHM2045/2045L General Chemistry I with lab
     
  • Biology (with lab)
    • BSC1010C General Biology I with lab
     
  • Statistics
    • STA2014 or STA2023 Elementary Statistics
     
  • Nutrition
    • HUN2201 Basic Principles of Human Nutrition
     
  • Psychology
    • PSY2012 Intro to Psychology
     
  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology
    • PET3312C Biomechanics or PET3310 Kinesiology
     
  • Exercise Physiology
    • HSC4612 Exercise Physiology for Health Science
     
Major requirements (54 semester credit hours)

Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher

  • ATR 5126C: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers (4 Credits)
  • ATR 5105C: Foundations in Athletic Training (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5217C: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5306C: Therapeutic Interventions I (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5119C: Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5815C: Clinical Integration I (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5218C: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5307C: Therapeutic Interventions II (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5406C: Clinical Medicine (3 Credits)
  • ATR 5825C: Clinical Integration II (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6308C: Therapeutic Interventions III (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6516: Athletic Training Administration (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6617: Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6945L: Clinical-Decision Making I (1 Credits)
  • ATR 6835C: Clinical Integration III (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6505C: Seminar in Athletic Training (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6618: Applied Research (3 Credits)
  • ATR 6946L: Clinical-Decision Making II (1 Credits)
  • ATR 6845C: Clinical Integration IV (3 Credits)
Optional electives (not required)
  • ATR 6907: Independent Study in Athletic Training (1-3 Credits)
  • ATR 6949C: Clinical Integration Experience (3 Credits)