The program consists of two academic years and two summers of study. The first summer session focuses on foundational knowledge with coursework in anatomy, kinesiology, basic patient assessment skills, and emergency care procedures. Each subsequent semester progresses the student's athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities, and coursework is paired with required clinical experiences. In order to further the student's autonomy in patient care and to provide transition to practice opportunities, students will complete a 15-week clinical immersion experience during the spring semester of their second year.
The MSAT curriculum is designed to prepare the student to first meet and then become proficient in the Competencies in Athletic Training identified in the current version of this document. To this end, the MSATP has identified the following program student learning outcomes:
- The student will apply clinical reasoning skills throughout the physical examination process and will assimilate the acquired data to select the appropriate assessment tests, formulate a differential diagnosis, and determine an appropriate treatment plan or referral to other healthcare professionals.
- The student will adapt therapeutic interventions using clinician- and patient-based outcome measures with the consideration to the stage of healing and treatment goals, thus maximizing the patient's participation and health-related quality of life.
- The student will adapt evidence-based and best practice standards when making clinical decisions and critically examining athletic training practice.
- The student will integrate strategies and programs to reduce the incidence and/or severity of injuries and illnesses, as well as optimize their patients’ overall health and quality of life.
- The student will be able to evaluate and construct management strategies for patients with acute injuries and illnesses.
- The student will identify, adapt to, and abide by local, state, and national governmental regulations, as well as the regulation of the appropriate professional organizations, to display sound moral and ethical judgment in the practice of Athletic Training.
- The student will be able to determine if a patient is exhibiting abnormal social, emotional, and mental behaviors, and then refer the patient to other healthcare providers as necessary.
- The student will be able to perform within the context of a healthcare system. Integral to this function is an understanding of risk management, healthcare delivery mechanisms, insurance, reimbursement documentation, patient privacy, and facility management.
- The student will gain experience working with diverse populations which includes but limited to sex, race, age, disabilities/abnormalities, and socioeconomic status.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Athletic Training, M.S. (Professional-Level).
Major Credits: 60
Minimum Grade: C
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Complete a minimum of 25 service learning and civic engagement points
Program Required Courses
|ATR 5510||Functional Anatomy||3|
|ATR 6002||Evaluation & Management: Lower Extremity and Lumbar Spine||4|
|ATR 6009||Emergent Conditions||3|
|ATR 6015||Foundational Concepts in Athletic Training||1|
|ATR 6016||Foundations of Athletic Training Clinical Education||2|
|ATR 6100||Clinical I||2|
|ATR 6103||Principles of Strength & Conditioning||3|
|ATR 6208||Clinical II||2|
|ATR 6302||Evidence-Based Practice and Research||2|
|ATR 6303||Clinical III||2|
|ATR 6400||Healthcare Administration||3|
|ATR 6401||Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training||3|
|ATR 6402||Externship in Athletic Training||6|
|ATR 6501||Evaluation and Management: Upper Extremities, Truck, and Head||4|
|ATR 6502||Therapeutic Interventions I||2|
|ATR 6509||Research Methods||3|
|ATR 6510||Therapeutic Interventions II||3|
|ATR 6513||Capstone Experience||2|
|ATR 6750||Clinical Reasoning & Decision Making||1|
|ATR 6752||Pre-Season Clinical in Athletic Training||1|
|ATR 7004||Eval & Mgt: General Medicine||3|
|ATR 7012||Nutritional, Pharmacological, and Psychosocial Interventions||3|
|ATR 7202||Professional Preparation in Athletic Training||2|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, graduate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Minimum GPA: 3.0