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Beginning the summer of 2019 a Masters of Science in Athletic Training will be offered. This program is a professional program that will specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The program will undergo the accreditation process with the intention of permitting students to challenge the BOC exam upon completion of the degree. The program will be a two year intensive and dynamic program. If you meet the requirements, have a bachelors degree, and want to become a Certified Athletic Trainer apply today!Athletic Training offers a bachelor’s degree program specializing in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers who work as part of a health care team to provide quality care in a variety of health care settings. We offer a challenging curriculum preparing students for careers in the athletic training profession and related fields. Athletic trainers are certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) and licensed in the state of Ohio by the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers’ Board. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

KSU ATP receives High-Fidelity Simulated Patient (ALEX)

Program Information

General Information
Athletic trainers are health care professionals that work with physicians and other health care professionals to help individuals return safely to sport, recreational, or work activity. Athletic trainers typically work in places where physically active people are found, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, and many more. Employment is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, because of their role in preventing injuries and reducing healthcare costs.


 

Current Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program CAATE

Pre-Professional Phase
In the Pre-professional Phase, the student completes a directed observation year. The Professional Phase begins after formal admission into the ATP (Athletic Training Program) and includes clinical courses and clinical educational experiences under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

Professional Phase
Once accepted into the Professional Phase of the ATP, students will begin the formal clinical education courses which are outlined in our ATP Academic Roadmap.

 

 

 


Master of Science in Athletic Training - ENROLLING NOW FOR SUMMER 2019 START

The MSAT program, upon accepting the first cohort, will apply for candidacy for accreditation through CAATE. Accreditation is not guaranteed, the degree is approved by all necessary agencies. Only students who graduate from a CAATE accredited program are eligible to challange the Board of Certification Examination. 

Admission Requirements

Students who meet the minimum requirements will be considered for direct admission to the masters program. This program begins in the summer of 2019. Apply today.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission:

  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with minimum C grade 1
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE or MCAT scores in the 50th percentile
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
  • Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
  • Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
  • Minimum 82 MELAB score
  • Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
  • Minimum 65 PTE score

Students are expected to have pre-requisite courses in the following areas, all course work will be evaluated for acceptance:

  • Biology
  • Basic Athletic Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy and Physiology - including Exercise Physiology
  • Chemistry 
  • Research
  • Nutrition
  • General Psychology

Program Outcomes - BS in Athletic Training

BOC EXAM PASS RATE STATISTICS

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

3-Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

20

20

13

53

Number of students graduating from program who took the exam

20

20

13

53

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

19

17

7

43

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

95%

85%

54%

81%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

20

19

11

50

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

100%

95%

85%

94%

 

Student Graduation and employment rate

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

3-Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

20

20

13

53

Student Retention Rate - Percent of students who completed the program compared to those admitted*** 

83%

95%

76%

85%

Number of Students Employed as Athletic Trainers 18 17 9 44

Contact Information

Jeffrey Huston, Ed.D., AT, FNS
ATP Program Director
266A MACC Annex
330-672-1221
jhuston2@kent.edu