School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Master's in Athletic Training

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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.

Admission Criteria

    • 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)
    • Three 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

Downloadable Advising Plan

Summer 2016 (on-line June/July; face-to-face August)

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Summer A 2017

Summer C 2017

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Eligible to take the Athletic Training Board of Certification Exam (AT BOC)

Total: 65 credits

*CAATE accreditation is pending and is expected Spring 2018