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Athletic Training, MS


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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


Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATP) is limited and competitive. Candidates must apply for acceptance in the College of Graduate Studies by January 15.

A complete application includes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript required)
  • A 3.0 overall GPA based on four years’ work for the undergraduate degree
  • A completed BSU online application form ($50 fee for application); and a completed ATP Supplement form
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from professors
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in:

Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Introduction to Athletic Training
Health/Wellness
Protective Techniques in Athletic Training (taping, bracing and protective equipment)
Introductory Psychology
Kinesiology/Biomechanics
Exercise Physiology
*Basic EMT course with current Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (Certification in Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use of barrier devices; and blood-borne pathogen training)

*Provisional admission can be provided to a student currently enrolled in an EMT course.

Program of Study


Exit requirement: Culminating Experience


All candidates will be required to show evidence of a culminating experience by successfully completing one of the following:

*Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.

Total minimum credits: 42


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