Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training, Master of Science


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The M.S. in Athletic Training is an entry-level professional program that prepares you to take the national Athletic Training Board of Certification exam. Certified athletic trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession.
 

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training, Master of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Athletic Training?

Professional athletic trainers use the latest advances in the field to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries and to help clients maximize their physical performance. The academic study is rigorous. The pay-off can be a great career in sports medicine and the opportunity to help others on a daily basis

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) work in athletic departments, hospitals, clinics, sports, industry, the military, and wherever people are physically active. Build a foundation in sciences and practice your skills in the university athletic training room. Graduate fully prepared to sit for the National Athletic Training Board of Certification exam.

Note: If you want to be admitted to the Athletic Training MS, you must apply and be accepted to the Department of Athletic Training program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • University athletic trainer
  • Community college athletic trainer
  • High school athletic trainer
  • Athletic training hospital setting
  • Military hospital work
  • Rehabilitation/sports medicine clinic

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Athletic trainer
  • Education of athletic trainers
  • High School teacher/Athletic trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training, Master of Science


University Requirements

University Requirements
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College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training, Master of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 58
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Comprehensive Exam Comprehensive Exam may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Research Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Athletic Training graduate program is prepare students to work with physically active individuals in a variety of settings to provide injury prevention and care services. To succeed in this, we emphasize both classroom (didactic) and clinical education every semester in our program. This provides our students with not only the necessary knowledge and skills to become Athletic Trainers, but also the practice to perfect their skills prior to becoming nationally certified. Our program is tailored toward students who want to be involved in both healthcare and sports, working with athletes to both prevent injuries and to provide a continuum of care to get them back to participation after injury.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Athletic Training Master’s Degree Program at Northern Arizona University is to provide a student centered graduate learning experience that effectively links didactic and clinical education in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The program faculty promote professional and ethical conduct, encourage professional leadership, prepare students to be successful on the national Board of Certification (BOC) examination, and strive to produce competent and confident Athletic Trainers prepared for a career in athletic training.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association


Evidence-Based Practice

Prevention and Health PromotionClinical Examination and Diagnosis Acute Care of Injuries and IllnessesTherapeutic InterventionsPsychosocial Strategies and ReferralHealthcare AdministrationProfessional Development and ResponsibilityClinical Integration ProficienciesSee the full list of standards for the Athletic Training Program.

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training, Master of Science


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Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training, Master of Science


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