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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
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Athletic Training, MS


Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies 

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares the athletic training student with the necessary academic and clinical experiences to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The program includes courses in injury prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care of athletic injuries; health care administration; and professional development and responsibility.

Admission Requirements

  • A 3.0 overall GPA based on four years work for the undergraduate degree
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least two from professors
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in: introduction to athletic training (including taping, bracing and protective equipment), biomechanics/kinesiology, exercise science, a full year of human anatomy and physiology, an introductory psychology course and current Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (Certification in Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use of barrier devices)

Admission into the ATEP is limited and competitive. Candidates must apply for acceptance in the College of Graduate Studies by Feb. 1. Candidates should contact the program director for application materials or download them from the ATEP website at www.bridgew.edu/atep.

Prerequisite Content Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Introduction to Athletic Training
  • Protective Techniques in Athletic Training (taping, bracing and protective equipment)
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Current Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (Certification in Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use of barrier devices)

 

Culminating Experience


All master’s students will be required to show evidence of a culminating experience by passing the comprehensive examination, or the Board of Certification (BOC) national examination, or completing an oral defense of a thesis (ATTR 502 - Research ) or project (ATTR 501 - Athletic Training Project ) under the guidance of an adviser.

Total minimum credits: 42