Master's in Athletic Training
The MS in Athletic Training (MSAT) provides students with personalized, high-quality experiential learning opportunities, both regionally and globally.
This cohort driven, full-time, entry-level professional program prepares students to successfully pass the athletic training Board of Certification (BOC) examination required for practicing athletic trainers.
- Completed Application for Graduate Study
- GRE with scores of 145 on each section is preferred (must be within 5 years)
- Personal goals statement (up to 500 words), covering the following items: academic and occupational background, the development of your interest in athletic training, reasons for wanting to enter this program, qualities you possess which will enhance functioning as an athletic training, career objective(s)
- Two recommendations from professional references
- Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR/AED) Certification at the level of a Healthcare Professional
- Grade of C or better in the following courses
- Anatomy and Physiology 6-8 credits
- Exercise Physiology 3 credits
- Research Methods 3 credits
- Basic Nutrition 3 credits
- Medical Terminology 3 credits
Recommended Course Sequence for MSAT*
Summer 2017 (on-line June/July; face-to-face August)
- ATEP 510: Advanced Functional Anatomy (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 520: Therapeutic Interventions Foundations (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 525: Athletic Training Foundations (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 530: Emergency Procedures for Athletic Trainers (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 540: Lower Body Physical Assessment (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 545: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 1 (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 550: Lower Body Therapeutic Interventions (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 555: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 2 (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 560: Upper Body Therapeutic Interventions (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 565: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 4 (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 566: Athletic Training Practicum 1 (2 credit hours)
- ATEP 570: Upper Body Physical Assessment (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 575: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 3 (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 600: Pathopharmacology (3 credit hours)
Summer A 2018
- ATEP 650: Administration and Management in Athletic Training (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 656: Athletic Training Practicum 2 (1 credit hour) (rehabilitation clinic)
Summer C 2018
- ATEP 667: Athletic Training Practicum 3 (2 credit hours) (pre-season)
- ATEP 660: Pediatric Sports Medicine (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 670: Post Rehabilitative Therapeutic Interventions (2 credit hours)
- ATEP 676: Athletic Training Practicum 4 (4 credit hours) (university/high school)
Eligible to take the Athletic Training Board of Certification Exam (AT BOC)
- ATEP 680: Athletic Training Research (3 credit hours)
- ATEP 686: Athletic Training Practicum 5 (6 credit hours)
Total: 65 credits
- Practicum courses require a clinical education field experience component.
- Students will engage in coursework during the summers of their academic program.
- The MSAT requires a grade of B- or higher in all ATEP required coursework, and maintenance of current Health Care Provider Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) and First Aid certifications.
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*CAATE accreditation is pending and is expected Spring 2018, BOC examination data will be recorded at that time.
George Mason University is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2017. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.