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The Master of Science (MS) in Advanced Athletic Training is a post-professional degree for certified athletic trainers.
The MS program is the only Athletic Training program in the country with MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound courses and one of eight programs in the country with Kinesio Tape® certification. Students have the opportunity to learn the innovative knowledge and skills from AT faculty who are at the forefront of their expertise areas. Dr. Katie Lyman is one of 12 individuals in the world that can certify ATs as CKTPs (Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner®), and Dr. Kara Gange is the only athletic trainer in the country teaching MSK diagnostic ultrasound. In addition to new knowledge, students are challenged to examine and compare previous knowledge and clinical practice to the available evidence and implement evidence based medicine. Finally students will perform a research study (thesis) in one of the MS AT faculty expertise areas with the result of disseminating the new knowledge and expanding the athletic training body of knowledge.
Master's, MS, Masters
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In addition to Graduate School admission requirements, the following criteria will be considered at the time of application for admission into graduate study. Admission to a master's degree program is considered ONLY after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. In order to be considered, the applicant must be a BOC AT or eligible to take the BOC exam and has graduated from a CAATE accredited professional (entry-level) graduate or undergraduate athletic training program, a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have submitted all required materials as listed. The GRE is required for the MS in Advanced Athletic Training program. No minimum GRE scores are required; however, the MS AT faculty will focus on the analytical writing section scores.
During the application process, the applicant must submit an exhibit of his/her written competency through an a Statement of Purpose and Research Writing sample in one of the MS AT faculty research areas.