Master of Science in Athletic Training Curriculum

 

 Required Courses

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE COURSES:

(31 hours) (or equivalent courses - catalog course descriptions and/or syllabi required)      

  • (ZOOL 2100) Human Anatomy with lab (4)
  • (ZOOL 2200) Human Physiology with lab (4)
  • (PSY 1010) Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • (AT 2300) Emergency Response (3)
  • (HLTH SS1030) Healthy Lifestyles (3)
  • (PEP 3500) Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3)
  • (PEP 3510) Exercise Physiology (3)
  • (NUTR LS1020) Science & Application of Nutrition (3)
  • (HTHS 2240) Introduction to Pharmacology (3)
  • (PEP 3280) Teaching Neuromuscular Conditioning (2)

REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES: (53 hours)

Didactic Courses:

  • MSAT 6080 - Research Methods I (3)
  • MSAT 6085 - Research Methods II (3)
  • MSAT 6090 - Research Methods III (3)
  • MSAT 6300 - Orthopedic Assessment - Lower (3)
  • MSAT 6301 - Orthopedic Assessment - Upper (3)
  • MSAT 6350 - General Medical in AT (3)
  • MSAT 6400 - Basic Modalities (3)
  • MSAT 6401 - Advanced Modalities (3)
  • MSAT 6200 - Psychology of Sport, Injury, & Rehabilitation (3)
  • MSAT 6431 - Orthopedic Taping, Wrapping, & Bracing (1)
  • MSAT 6450 - Basic Rehabilitation (3)
  • MSAT 6451 - Advanced Rehabilitation (3)
  • MSAT 6500 - Introduction to Graduate AT (2)
  • MSAT 6600 - AT Management (3)
  • MSAT 6700 - Advanced Diagnostic Imaging for AT (1)
  • MSAT 6998 - BOC Prep (1)
  • MSAT 6999 - Critical Thinking (1)

Clinical Courses:

  • MSAT 6501 - Graduate Practicum I (2)
  • MSAT 6502 - Graduate Practicum II (3)
  • MSAT 6503 - Graduate Practicum III (3)
  • MSAT 6504 - Graduate Practicum IV (3)
 

 

 

Summer Semester (Year 1)

  • (2) MSAT 6500 – Intro to Graduate AT
  • (3) MSAT 6300 – Ortho Assess. – Lower Ext.
  • (3) MSAT 6200 - Psychology of Sport,
  • Injury, & Rehabilitation
  • (1) MSAT 6431 - Orthopedic Taping &

9 Total Bracing

 
Fall Semester (year 1)
  • (2) MSAT 6501 – Graduate Practicum I
  • (3) MSAT 6301 – Ortho Assess. - Upper Ext.
  • (3) MSAT 6400 - Basic Modalities
  • (3) MSAT 6080 - Research Methods I

11 Total

Spring Semester (year 1)

 

  • (3) MSAT 6502 - Graduate Practicum II
  • (3) MSAT 6401 - Advanced Modalities
  • (3) MSAT 6450 – Basic Rehabilitation
  • (3) MSAT 6085 - Research Methods II

12 Total

Fall Semester (year 2)

 

  • (3) MSAT 6503 - Graduate Practicum III
  • (3) MSAT 6451 – Adv. Rehabilitation
  • (3) MSAT 6350 - General Medical AT
  • (3) MSAT 6090 - Research Methods III

12 Total

Spring Semester (Year 2) 

  • (3) MSAT 6504 - Graduate Practicum IV
  • (3) MSAT 6600 - Management
  • (1) MSAT 6700 - Adv. Diag. Imaging AT
  • (1) MSAT 6998 - BOC Preparation
  • (1) MSAT 6999 - Critical Thinking

9 Total

 

 

 

 Course Number

Title

 Credit Hours

   Didactic Courses:  
 MSAT 6080      Research Methods I

 1

   This course explores the process and methods of scientific inquiry and interpretation of research findings in athletic training. Students will gain familiarity with the major elements of research including literature review, quantitative and qualitative methodology, design, evaluation of research, statistical analysis, presentation of data, and ethical considerations. This course also provides an overview of statistics including descriptive and inferential statistics and one-way ANOVA. Students should have a basic understanding of conducting library and Internet information searches prior to taking this course.  
 MSAT 6085 Research Methods II

 3

   This course is designed to help students develop a master's thesis research project proposal that is carefully researched and professionally written. Students will prepare an introduction, literature review, detailed methodology, and IRB proposal. Prerequisite: MSAT 6080.  

 MSAT 6090 

Research Methods III

   This course is designed to help students complete a master's thesis research project. Basic statistical analysis will be reviewed and advanced statistics will be introduced. Students will collect and analyze data and synthesize results. At the completion of the course, students will submit a full manuscript, suitable for publication, along with an abstract and a professional poster. Prerequisite: MSAT 6085.  
MSAT 6095 Research Methods IV (not a required course) 1-3
  This course allows students to choose one of the following options: 1) complete their master’s thesis requirements from MSAT 6090; 2) prepare a manuscript for publication or formal oral presentation for a professional conference, or 3) participate in additional research above and beyond the master’s thesis. May be taken twice up to 9 credit hours.  
 MSAT 6300 Orthopedic Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries - Lower Extremity

 3

  This course addresses evaluation techniques and care for musculoskeletal injuries to the trunk and lower extremities for graduate-level athletic training students. The student must integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, physiology principles and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. Prerequisite: ZOOL 2100.  
 MSAT 6301  Orthopedic Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries - Upper Extremity

 3

  This course addresses evaluation techniques and care for musculoskeletal injuries to the head, face and upper extremities for graduate-level athletic training students. The student must integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, physiology principles and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. Prerequisite: MSAT 6300.  
 MSAT 6350  General Medical Conditions and Advances in Athletic Training

3

  This course addresses general medical disorders and conditions pertaining to sports medicine and inquires into the latest research of related issues.  
 MSAT 6400 Basic Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries

3

  This course is designed to introduce students to the contemporary usage and basic foundation of therapeutic modalities, transmission of energy, infrared, and mechanical therapy. Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory experience, the scientific basis of musculoskeletal rehabilitation involving therapeutic modalities will be examined. Two lecture and 2 lab hours per week. Prerequisites: MSAT 6301 and ZOOL 2200.  
 MSAT 6401 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries

3

  This course is designed to build upon the basic foundations of therapeutic modalities established in AT 6100. Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory experience, the scientific basis of musculoskeletal rehabilitation involving therapeutic modalities will be examined. Topics for discussion include the application of electrotherapy devises, ultrasound, light therapy, and short-wave diathermy. Two lecture and 2 lab hours per week. Prerequisite MSAT 6400.  
 MSAT 6200 Psychology of Sport, Injury, and Rehabilitation

3

  This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the psychology of sport, injury, and rehabilitation. Topics covered include emotion, motivation, mental skills training and use, psychological antecedents of injury, psychology of injury and rehabilitation, using mental skills with injured athletes, career transition and termination, disabilities, rehabilitation/exercise adherence, eating disorders, alcohol and drug/substance abuse, gender and cultural diversity, and research methods related to psychology of sport, injury and rehabilitation. The graduate student will get an advanced approach, including in-depth application of psychological interventions with injured athletes and a more comprehensive investigation of psychosocial aspects. Prerequisite: PSY 1010.  
 MSAT 6431  Orthopedic Taping, Wrapping, & Bracing

 1

  This course is designed to give graduate athletic training students a basic understanding of athletic training taping, wrapping, bracing, padding, and splinting techniques. Students will also learn how to properly fit and repair athletic protective equipment. Students will apply a variety of techniques to support all areas of the body.  
 MSAT 6450 Basic Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries

 3

  This course provides basic understanding of therapeutic exercise as it relates to the rehabilitation process of athletic injuries. This course provides basic concepts used in the rehabilitation of the athlete from an injury state to a highly competitive state. Prerequisites: MSAT 6300 and MSAT 6301.  
 

MSAT 6451

 

Advanced Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries

 

3

  This course provides advanced understanding of therapeutic exercise as it relates to the rehabilitation process of musculoskeletal injuries. This course provides advanced instruction and hands on techniques in the rehabilitation of an athlete/patient from an injury state to a highly competitive state. Prerequisite: MSAT 6450.  
MSAT 6500 Introduction to Graduate Athletic Training 2
 
  This course provides an opportunity for students to observe the function of an athletic training facility and become aware of the various duties performed by a Certified Athletic Trainer. Orients students to the graduate athletic training program.  
  MSAT 6600 Administration and Management in Athletic Training

3

  This course provides an overview of the necessary policies, procedures, maintenance, and daily operation of athletic training facilities. Applies principles of facility design and planning, information management, legal and ethical considerations in health care, and professional development as it relates to athletic training. Prerequisite: MSAT 6502.  
 MSAT 6700 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging for the Athletic Training Profession (1) F

 3

  This course provides an overview of the necessary policies, procedures, maintenance, and daily operation of athletic training facilities. Applies principles of facility design and planning, information management, legal and ethical considerations in health care, and professional development as it relates to athletic training. Prerequisite: MSAT 6502.  
 MSAT 6998  Master’s Board of Certification (BOC) Exam Preparation  1
 

This course prepares Graduate Athletic Training students to take the Athletic Trainer Board of Certification (BOC) Exam.  This course will review content from all courses in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program as well as content from the program’s prerequisite courses. Prerequisite: MSAT 6450.

 
 MSAT 6999  Critical Thinking for Musculoskeletal Injury Management

 1

  Content of this course addresses evaluation techniques, rehabilitation processes and return to play guidelines for specific orthopedic injuries to the upper and lower extremities. The student must integrate anatomical structures, physiology principles, rehabilitation principles, and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making and care in a musculoskeletal injury management environment. Prerequisite: MSAT 6401 and MSAT 6451.  
   Clinical Courses:  
 MSAT 6501 Graduate Practicum I

2

 

This course provides an opportunity for graduate-level athletic training students to receive skill proficiency testing in the areas of acute care of injury and illnesses. Prerequisite: MSAT 6500.

 
 MSAT 6502 Graduate Practicum II

 3

 

Provides an opportunity for graduate-level athletic training students to receive skill proficiency testing in the areas of orthopedic assessment (upper extremity) and basic therapeutic modalities. Prerequisite: MSAT 6301, MSAT 6400, MSAT 6501.

 
 MSAT 6503 Graduate Practicum III

 3

 

Provides an opportunity for graduate-level athletic training students to receive skill proficiency testing in the areas of basic therapeutic exercise, sport psychology, pharmacology, nutrition, and strength and conditioning. Prerequisites: MSAT 6200, MSAT 6450, MSAT 6502.

 
 MSAT 6504 Graduate Practicum IV

 3

  This course provides an opportunity for graduate-level athletic training students to receive skill proficiency testing in the areas of advanced therapeutic exercise, advanced therapeutic modalities, and general medical conditions and disabilities. Prerequisites: MSAT 6503, MSAT 6401, MSAT 6451, MSAT 6350.  
   Total Number of Required Credit Hours

 53

 

 


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