In keeping with recent board-certification guidelines making the master’s degree the standard professional degree for athletic training, IUP is launching the MS in Athletic Training in the summer of 2020. The program will require two full-time semesters and two summers and will include a sequential classroom and clinical curriculum. Students will progress through the program in a cohort.
Our Athletic Training MS program gives you a strong foundation for your career through a balance of both classroom and clinical training. Our program prepares you to take the Board of Certification exam and enter the field of athletic training. Individuals who currently hold a BOC credential or are BOC eligible are not candidates for this program.
The Athletic Training Strategic Alliance critically examined what the appropriate professional degree level should be to best prepare athletic trainers for an integral role in the evolving healthcare system. The Alliance members agreed to establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s level.
The Athletic Training Strategic Alliance is comprised of the:
In order for an existing athletic training academic program to continue preparing candidates to sit for the Board of Certification exam and enter the field of athletic training, the transition to a master’s degree is required.
Through our medical-based format, you’ll learn to provide comprehensive client/patient care in five domains of clinical practice:
You’ll also study the athletic trainer’s role in the healthcare system, risk management, healthcare delivery mechanisms, insurance, reimbursement, documentation, patient privacy, and facility management.
There are many ways you can enter the Athletic Training MS program. One option is to enter graduate school early, while still working on your bachelor’s degree at IUP in the Physical Education and Sport/Pre-Athletic Training program. This option, typically described as a 3+2 option, allows you to begin your education for an athletic training career as a freshman and finish a year early with a master’s degree, saving you time and reducing the cost of your total education.
Students may also be accepted into the Athletic Training MS program after the traditional completion of a bachelor’s degree either at IUP or at another college.
For additional information, contact the coordinator:
Jim RacchiniGraduate Coordinator for MS in Athletic Training
Zink Hall, Room 231
1190 Maple Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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