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Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Science in Athletic Training


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Programmatic Overview

The Post-Professional Master of Science degree in Athletic Training at Texas State University is a two-year, advanced master’s program for individuals who have already obtained BOC certification as athletic trainers. Our program is not to be confused with the more than 70 CAATE-accredited professional master’s degree programs that prepare their graduates to enter the profession of athletic training by passing the BOC certification examination after the completion of an “entry-level” master’s degree.

With programmatic emphases on therapeutic interventions and evidence-based practice, we offer the opportunity to combine 34 to 37 of graduate credits in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Therapy. We offer exciting coursework that allows students to gain advanced, evidence-based knowledge and skills in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

Advanced graduate coursework includes the study of injury biomechanics, applied exercise physiology and cadaver anatomy, as well as therapeutic interventions, various manual therapies and evidence-based clinical practices.

All graduate students are required to engage in a research process, whether through the 34 credit hour thesis track or the 37 credit hour non-thesis track with a culminating project.