Master of Science in Athletic Training

General

Program Description

Exercise Science and Athletic Training are both exciting, highly marketable fields that are growing faster than average through 2026 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our Master of Science in Athletic Training program prepares students for a successful career as an Athletic Trainer.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a two year fulltime program for students interested in a career as an Athletic Trainer. Students in our program will participate in comprehensive clinical experiences, including more than 16 weeks of immersive experiences in a variety of local medical settings and anticipated settings nationwide and globally.

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The lab facilities are designed specifically for Athletic Training. Students are provided interprofessional opportunities with the Physician Assistant Program and the Nursing Program. The curriculum prepares students to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.

  • Unique facilities and clinical experiences
  • 16 weeks of immersive experiences
  • Interprofessional opportunities
  • Dedicated, energetic faculty and staff

King’s College Graduates have been employed at organizations like:

National Football League:

  • Cleveland Browns
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Philadelphia Eagles

NCAA Division I Colleges/Universities:

  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Florida International University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Texas San Antonio
  • University of Virginia

US Olympic and Paralympic Teams:

  • Lake Placid Olympic Training Center

Major League Soccer:

  • New York City Football Club

General Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program usually have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, or a health sciences field. They must have at least one year of Anatomy and Physiology, a Biology course, a Chemistry course, a Physics course, a Statistics course and a Psychology course from an accredited institution. Other individuals are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they must take various undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least 10 observation hours under the supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer. Hours must be documented and verifiable.

Curriculum

Graduate Year 1

The graduate program is a 60 credit program. The program semesters are as follow:

Summer Session

  • AT 400 Foundations of Athletic Training
  • AT 405 Pharmacology & General Medicine
  • AT 410 Evidence-Based Medicine 1
  • AT 415 Athletic Training Procedures

Fall Semester

  • AT 420 Athletic Training Practicum 1
  • AT 430 Prevention, Evaluation, & Diagnosis 1
  • AT 450 Therapeutic Interventions 1
  • AT 470 Advanced Human Anatomy

Spring Semester

  • AT 425 Athletic Training Practicum 2
  • AT 435 Prevention, Evaluation, & Diagnosis 2
  • AT 455 Therapeutic Interventions 2
  • AT 475 Head, Neck, and Spine

Graduate Year 2

Fall Semester

  • AT 520 Athletic Training Practicum 3
  • AT 530 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions
  • AT 540 Psychosocial Interventions
  • AT 550 Evidence-Based Medicine 2

Spring Semester

  • AT 525 Athletic Training Practicum 4
  • AT 570 Management & Leadership Strategies
  • AT 580 Nutrition & Wellness
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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