The Master’s Degree


All students are assigned academic advisors. Students must contact the department for initial advising to design an academic plan of study to fulfill their degree requirements, interests, and career goals. Students should consult with academic advisors each semester and especially before enrolling for their final semester. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met. Refer to the program website to view the Sample Curriculum/ Program Guide.

Continuous Enrollment

Students who take ATH 595
and do not pass the comprehensive assessment exam while enrolled must register for ATH 596 (zero credit hours, one billable hour) each fall and spring until the exam is passed.

Degree Requirements

ATH 511 Foundations of Athletic Training Practice 3
ATH 512 Emergency Care 3
ATH 513 Applied Clinical Anatomy and Physiology I 2
ATH 515 Therapeutic Intervention Concepts 2
ATH 519 Athletic Training Practicum I 1
ATH 522 Lower Quarter Assessment and Management 3
ATH 524 Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training 1
ATH 525 Therapeutic Interventions I 3
ATH 527 Clinical Proficiency Integration I 1
ATH 528 Evidence-Based Research Methods 2
ATH 529 Athletic Training Practicum II 2
ATH 532 Upper Quarter Assessment and Management 3
ATH 533 Applied Clinical Anatomy and Physiology II 2
ATH 535 Therapeutic Interventions II 3
ATH 537 Clinical Proficiency Integration II 1
ATH 538 Applied Research I 1
ATH 539 Athletic Training Practicum III 2
ATH 541 Health, Wellness, and Exercise Applications for Athletic Training 2
ATH 542 Medical Conditions 3
ATH 545 Therapeutic Interventions III 2
ATH 549 Athletic Training Practicum IV 1
ATH 551 Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training Practice 2
ATH 552 Gait, Posture, and Movement Assessment 2
ATH 555 Therapeutic Interventions IV 2
ATH 556 Athletic Training Administration 3
ATH 557 Clinical Proficiency Integration III 1
ATH 559 Athletic Training Practicum V 2
ATH 561 Contemporary Management and Leadership in Healthcare 2
ATH 567 Clinical Proficiency Integration IV 1
ATH 568 Applied Research II 1
ATH 569 Athletic Training Practicum VI 3
ATH 595 Graduate Seminar in Athletic Training 1 2
Total Hours 64

Grading Policy

Students in the MATR Program must maintain high academic standards to continue progressing through the program. In order to remain in good standing in the MATR Program students must:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA
  2. Earn a B or better in all MATR required coursework (grades of B- or lower are not accepted)*
  3. Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all competencies, proficiencies, and curricular content standards associated with the didactic and clinical education components of the program
  4. Maintain current CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider or Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification
  5. Successfully complete annual bloodborne pathogens, HIPAA, FERPA, and sexual harassment training
  6. Maintain annual tuberculosis and influenza immunization requirements
  7. Abide by the Policies and Procedures outlined in the MATR Student Handbook
  8. Complete Criminal Background Checks as outlined

*Required courses that are completed with a grade of B- or lower must be repeated. Students may repeat program courses for grade improvement only once. All courses required for the MATR are sequential. Repeating a course will result in the student being unable to progress in the program and the graduation date for the student will be postponed by at least one academic year. Students may submit a Student Petition to use up to a maximum of three hours of C/C+/B- grade toward a single didactic (non-practicum) course in the degree. a Student Petition must be processed in the semester following the course in question.