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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 700AEvidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training I3
ATR 700BEvidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training II3
ATR 705Advanced Therapeutic Exercise3
ATR 710Athletic Training Pedagogical Studies3
ATR 720Advanced Athletic Training Administration3
ATR 792AProfessional Standards in Athletic Training I3
ATR 792BProfessional Standards in Athletic Training II3
Master Of Arts Core (9 Units)
KIN 715Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN 771Research Methods in Kinesiology3
KIN 779Values in Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN 796Comprehensive Examination0