This fully online program prepares you, post-professional athletics trainers, to become exemplary and scholarly athletic training practitioners by providing evidence-based educational opportunities to achieve academic, social, spiritual, professional, and personal development. The program provides intensive study in evidence-based practice, athletic training teaching methods, administration and organization, as well as advanced therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation. Clinical experience in the field is expected during the fall and spring semesters.


  • Work and earn degree simultaneously
  • Courses are offered fully online
  • Study and enhance skills in administration, therapeutic exercise and teaching

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for athletic training positions at the high school, community college, college, university, professional and private−sector levels

Program director

Jim Ave
Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Phone interview with program director
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from supervising ATC)
  • Statement of intent
  • Two writing samples indicating potential graduate level work
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree in athletic training or related area
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Current resume including all related professional and extra−curricular experience
  • Current BOC certification with good standing or eligibility for the BOC certification examination

Course listing

Required Courses (21 Units)

ATR-700Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training6
ATR-705Advanced Therapeutic Exercise3
ATR-715Athletic Training Pedagogical Studies3
ATR-720Advanced Athletic Training Administration3
ATR-792APracticum in Athletic Training I3
ATR-792BPracticum in Athletic Training II3
Master Of Arts Core (9 Units)
KIN-715Legal Aspects in Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN-771Research Methods in Kinesiology3
KIN-779Values in Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN-796Comprehensive Examination0