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2020 - 2021 Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.

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Program chair: Dr. Rachel Johnson Krug

The Athletic Training Program at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE). More information on CAATE can be found at www.caate.net. By graduating from an accredited curriculum program, students become eligible candidates to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) degree is designed to meet the needs of an entry-level athletic trainer. The program is designed to assist students with integrating compassionate care, ethical intelligence, leadership qualities, knowledge, and a vast array of clinical experiences in athletic training. All students are required to have a bachelor’s degree prior to starting the program. This is a 5-semester continuous enrollment program with immersive clinical experiences embedded in the curriculum. Students will gain experience in diverse clinical settings as well as an international experience. The athletic training student’s professional preparation is directed toward the development of specific competencies in the following domains: injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion, examination, assessment and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention, and healthcare administration and professional responsibility. Through a combination of formal classroom instruction and full immersive clinical experiences, the athletic training student is prepared to apply a wide variety of specific healthcare skills and knowledge in each domain during assigned hours of supervised clinical experience.

The first cohort for this program will begin in Fall 2021.

Admissions Requirements - General

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Overall GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL score
    • minimum TOEFL score of an 89 or 90 on the Internet-based test (iBT), minimum TOEFL iBT Speaking subscale score of a 26, TOEFL iBT Writing subscale score of 24, TOEFL iBT Reading subscale score of 21, and an iBT Listening subscale score of 18.

Admissions Requirements for Athletic Training Program

  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals: Brief essay describing your professional goals, what interests you about our program, and the skills, characteristics, and experiences which make you a good candidate for our program.
  • Two recommendations from an athletic trainer, professor, or health care professional (contact information submitted as part of the application process)
  • Official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree
  • Technical Standards of Admission form (found in the UMary application portal)

At or before orientation, these items will need to be provided:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Immunizations (specifically HPV series, Hepatitis B series, and MMR series)
  • Background check
  • Documentation of 20 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer
  • Documentation of health insurance
  • Documentation of physical exam within the last 6 months
  • Flu shot required annually, TB test may also be required annually

Pre-requisite courses (C- or higher in all courses):

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II - one year
  • Chemistry - one semester
  • Physics - one semester
  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Medical Terminology

Program Requirements

Required Courses:

Total: 60 Semester Credits

Program length: 2 academic years / 5 semesters / 80 weeks

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