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Master of Science in Athletic Training

Format: In person at the Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 60

Beginning Summer of 2022

Get ready to be a leader in athletic training. Georgia Southern University will continue its long tradition of preparing students to enter the profession of athletic training by offering a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) beginning Summer 2022!

Georgia Southern athletic training alumni work in a variety of workplace settings and age levels ranging from youth to senior citizens and the Athletic Training program will continue this education by entering the first cohort for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Mission

The Georgia Southern University Athletic Training Program aspires to bridge theory with practice in providing a learner centered, comprehensive educational and clinical foundation to prepare students to enter the allied health profession of Athletic Training. The Athletic Training Program offers an environment enhanced through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving cultural diverse communities. 

To achieve this mission, the program has set forth the following programmatic student learning objectives.

SLO 1: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection

The student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and understanding of the importance of injury prevention.

SLO 2: Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis

The student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and understanding in the area of diagnostic reasoning and medical decision making.

SLO 3: Immediate and Emergency Care

The student will demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures used in emergency situations independent of setting.

SLO 4: Therapeutic Interventions

The student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and understanding of techniques, procedures, practices, and methods which are designed to provide therapeutic interventions in a health care setting.

SLO 5: Organizational and Professional Health and Well Being

The student will demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of recording details of patient’s health status including communication and documentation.

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Athletic Training Curriculum

Summer Term 1st YearCredit Hours
ATTR 6181 Emergency Care
ATTR 6111 Taping, Bracing, and Casting
ATTR 6121 Research Methods in Athletic Training
ATTR 7211 Psychosocial Issues in Athletic Training
4 Credit Hours
2 Credit Hours
1 Credit Hour
1 Credit Hour
Fall Term 1st Year
ATTR 6240 Lower Extremity Evaluation
ATTR 6340 Lower Extremity Therapeutic Interventions
ATTR 6730 Clinical Education I
4 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
4 Credit Hour
Spring Term 1st Year
ATTR 6241 Upper Extremity Evaluation
ATTR 6341 Upper Extremity Therapeutic Interventions
ATTR 6731 Clinical Education II
4 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
4 Credit Hour
Summer Term 2nd Year
ATTR 7140 Spine Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions
ATTR 7130 General Medical Conditions
ATTR 7730 Clinical Education III
4 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
4 Credit Hour
Fall Term 2nd Year
ATTR 7230 Research Writing
ATTR 7210 Pharmacology
ATTR 7220 Organization & Administration in AT
ATTR 7731 Clinical Education IV
3 Credit Hours
1 Credit Hours
2 Credit Hour
4 Credit Hour
Spring Term 2nd Year
ATTR 7790 Clinical Education V
ATTR 7310 Graston Certification
8 Credit Hours
1 Credit Hours
Total60 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

Grade of C or better in all prerequisites or approved similar courses

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Physics 
  • Biomechanics
  • General Psychology
  • One additional Psychology course (Abnormal/Developmental)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition
  • Structural Kinesiology 
  • Exercise Physiology

Program Acceptance

Review of applications is rolling and application decisions will begin no later than February 15 and will continue until all available seats are filled or May 1.

Program Requirements and Information

Students accepted into the degree program will be required to provide the following information

Students are responsible for Program Associated Expenses, including transportation associated with Clinical Experiences. MSAT students must remain in good standing with the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies standards. All students must also maintain required immunizations for the duration of their involvement in the curriculum.

Contact Us!

Athletic Training Program

Steve Patterson, EdD, LAT, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Athletic Training Program Coordinator
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building 1119B
Telephone: 912-478-8014
Email: spatterson@georgiasouthern.edu

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program intends to a accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Georgia Southern is currently seeking accreditation for the new program and is currently degree change pending from our current Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program to the new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program.

With the transition to the MSAT, the program does not posses a three-year pass rate for the BOC exam but the the Georgia Southern Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training has a current 3-year pass rate of 85% which is well above CAATE required pass rate.

Professional License Disclosure

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications:  Board of Certification (BOC) to attain Athletic Training Certification (ATC) and state licensure.

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories, check the requirements of your state or territory for Board of Certification (BOC) to attain Athletic Training Certification (ATC) and state licensure.

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for Board of Certification (BOC) to attain Athletic Training Certificate (ATC) in 49 states excluding California and the District of Columbia and apply for state licensure in states requiring a license. 

Last updated: 8/5/2021