M.S. in Advanced Athletic Training and Sports Sciences
The Division of Sports Sciences offers the 36-credit M.S. in Advanced Athletic Training and Sports Sciences that provides a progressive educational experience for allied health professionals. The curriculum addresses not only the traditional areas of athletic training, but also includes relevant topics such as pathology and pharmacology.
The program is open to professional applicants, such as but not limited to, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, registered nurses, physician assistants and/or occupational therapists, who have the opportunity to gain knowledge through challenging coursework including neuroscience and advanced sports medicine. Current trends and perspectives in surgery and rehabilitation are covered and students also have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures with the program’s medical director.
Working closely with their adviser, students can individualize their program of study, choosing from an extensive selection of electives. They also have the choice of two options as a culminating experience – a clinical experience or a thesis. These options are chosen, taking into consideration educational background, career goals and professional interests.
Faculty members are seasoned professionals, who are highly proficient and are well-regarded in their respective fields. Through the use of state-of-the-art laboratories, students participate in a truly dynamic educational experience. Many courses may qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Board of Certification (BOC).