Master of Science in Athletic Training
The Master of Science in Athletic Training prepares students to become experts in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. As a member of a sports medicine team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. The Division of Athletic Training is committed to educating students who possess a strong background in human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, and are able to apply this knowledge in the actual sports/clinical setting. Students who complete the program are prepared to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. This program has been uniquely designed to offer clinical field experiences in the fall and spring semesters under the direct supervision of certified athletic trainers in a variety of settings, including Shenandoah University, other affiliated colleges and universities, affiliated high schools, affiliated professional athletic training room settings and affiliated sports medicine clinics. As a graduate program, the Division of Athletic Training is committed to incorporating clinical research as part of the entry-level educational experience. Students propose, perform, defend and present a scientific study as a culminating project in the curriculum.