Athletic Training

Master of Arts
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This fully online program prepares you, post-professional athletic 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
  • Earn continuing education units while completing degree

Career opportunities

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

Program director

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Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC

Professor, Program Director, Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying bachelor’s degree in athletic training
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • If GPA is below 2.75 please submit a current resume and letter of explanation
  • 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 Development 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
ATR 796Comprehensive Examination0

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State Authorization

State authorization is a federal requirement in the HigherEducation Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which online programs are offered. Fresno Pacific University works regularly with individual state authorization agencies to meet each state's requirements. Currently, Fresno Pacific University has received authorization to offer online degree programs in all but six states: Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

For the latest updates on the status of FPU's authorization in your state, contact your FPU Admissions representative.