Curricular Plan - Graduates

Graduate Majors (M.S.)


The Athletic Training Master of Science degree is designed for those who are NATABOC certified athletic trainers who wish further education in treatment and rehabilitation of the physically active.

Admission is competitive and based upon undergraduate grade point average, recommendations, and interview results. Once admitted, each student will be required to complete the program of study as well as the clinical component of the program. All additional requirements and information are available at the Division of Athletic Training office.  Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This degree is offered on a thesis and non-thesis option. A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required. A minimum of 21 semester hours at the 200/6000-level is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.


Athletic Training Graduate Program Outline


Required Courses (36 Credit Hours)


Course Number Course Title (Credit Hours)
Athletic Training Courses  24 credit hours
AT 6210 Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment I
AT 6220 Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment II
AT 6240 Evidence Based Rehabilitation Practice I
AT 6250 Evidence Based Rehabilitation Practice II
AT 6260 Orthopaedic Surgical Interventions
AT 6289 Seminar in Athletic Training
At 6297 Practicum
Research  2-3 credit hours or 6 credit hours
PEMES 6299 Research; Thesis option (6 hrs), Non-thesis option (2-3 hrs)
HPELS, Interdepartmental  6 credit hours
HPELS 6210 Quantitative Methods in HPELS
HPELS 6290 Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
Electives Thesis option (0 hrs); Non-thesis option (3-4 hrs)