The College of St. Scholastica offers a 3 + 2 MS in Athletic Training degree option for students entering as first-year or transfers. Intended for highly motivated, highly qualified students, this option gives students the opportunity to apply for the master's program their junior year. If students are admitted, they will begin the Master’s in Athletic Training during the summer after their junior year and earn a B.A. in Health Sciences, upon successful completion of degree requirements.
After successfully completing their fifth year, the M.S. in Athletic Training degree will be earned. Students pursuing this option are eligible for the same financial aid opportunities as undergraduate students during their first year of the M.S. program.
Admission to the MSAT program is competitive, so 3 + 2 students are encouraged to apply by the application deadline. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credits by the end of the fall semester in which they apply. At the conclusion of the fourth year, students will receive a B.A. in Health Sciences.
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 Health Sciences, major with Athletic Training option.
Major Credits: 75
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0