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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
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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.


Learning Outcomes  

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 minimum composite score of 290 on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE. Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • A completed BSU online application (and fee); and a completed ATP Supplement form
  • Resumé
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from professors
  • Completion of prerequisite courses1 in:

Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits – includes lab)
Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits – includes lab)
Introduction to Athletic Training (3 credits)
Health/Wellness (3 credits)
Protective Techniques in Athletic Training (taping, bracing and protective equipment) (3 credits)
Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
Kinesiology/Biomechanics (4 credits – includes lab)
Exercise Physiology (4 credits – includes lab)
Sports Nutrition (3 credits)

**Basic EMT course with current EMT-B credential. This includes 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.

1Beginning in the 2020 academic year, students admitted to the program must meet the following list of additional prerequisite courses:

Biology (4 credits)
Chemistry I, Chemistry II (8 credits – includes lab)
Physics I, Physics II (8 credits – includes lab)
Statistics (3 credits)

Program of Study

Grade Requirement

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout enrollment in the program.

Exit Requirement

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

Total minimum credits: 51