Master of Athletic Training Careers & Outcomes

Athletic training graduates work across many healthcare settings including colleges & universities, secondary schools, physician offices, clinics and hospitals, and professional sport teams. As the occupation grows, more settings are emerging such as performing arts, public safety, military and occupational health.

In this program, you’ll learn how to help athletes and physically active stay healthy by treating injuries and illnesses. By completing the master’s program in athletic training, you’ll be better prepared to provide quality care and improve patient outcomes, while entering the healthcare field sooner.

What can I do with a Masters in Athletic Training?

Student Learning Outcomes

Exercise Science Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, risk factors, health appraisal, fitness assessments, orthopedic exercise, nutrition, weight management, test administration, exercise programming, and metabolic calculations to personal fitness and sports performance training.
  • Students will implement the optimum performance training model to design exercise programs that are safe, effective, maximize performance and optimize health.
  • Students will apply basic competencies required of a fitness professional in a sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, fitness center or sports training facility.

Masters in Athletic Training Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will complete an extensive clinical immersive learning experience and complete a variety of clinical learning experiences.
  2. Students will employ proficient critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills within the practice domains of Athletic Training.
  3. Students will be able to communicate effectively, through verbal and written modalities, with patients and other health care professionals.
  4. Students will provide athletic training services within the ethical, professional, clinical, and legal parameters of the Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice and/or state practice acts.
  5. Students will demonstrate and appreciation for community involvement and citizenship as a health care professional.

Athletic training students will demonstrate knowledge using a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical setting, using a medical-based education model within the five domains of Athletic Training:

  • Prevention;
  • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis;
  • Immediate and emergency care;
  • Treatment and rehabilitation; and
  • Organization and professional health and well-being.

Athletic training students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities along with a broad scope of foundational behaviors of professional practice in:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
  • Health Care Administration
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

Also, within the core competencies as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE):

  • Patient Centered Care
  • Interprofessional Practice and Interprofessional Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Professionalism
  • Patient/Client Care (Care Plan; Evaluation, Diagnosis, & Intervention; Prevention; Health Promotion & Wellness; and Health Care Administration)