Athletic Training Specialization
Licensed athletic trainers, certified athletic trainers, and athletic therapists are eligible to complete their MHS degree with a specialization in Athletic Training. This program offers timely, immediately applicable courses such as Concussion in Sport, Sport and Disability and Emergency Athletic Training. The courses also utilize CAATE competencies and the NATA’s Role Delineation Study as a foundation for the advanced coursework.
Throughout this program, you will have the opportunity to:
•Develop leadership, problem solving, and business skills that can be immediately applied to your work place.
•Cultivate expertise in risk management, cultural competence, and leadership while being exposed to advanced concepts such as developing injury prevention programs and treating female athletes and athletes who are disabled.
•Expand your depth and breadth of applied and experiential knowledge of athletic training as well as related public policy issues.
•Learn how to use your new skills to disseminate knowledge within the discipline.
•Become an ImPACT® Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) when you complete the Concussion in Sport course.
Optional Residency Opportunities
This online master’s program recommends that all students engage in the optional on-campus residency opportunities.
All students are eligible to attend the optional 3-day on-campus residency imbedded in the Introduction to Interprofessional Scholarly Studies course. During this residency, several units of the online course will be completed through collaborative teamwork with your peers. The face-to-face coursework will foster professionalism, interprofessional problem-solving, leadership growth and communication strategies. As a result of attending this optional residency, the course will end prior to the end of the term.
Students who are certified and/or licensed athletic trainers or athletic therapists and who pursue the Athletic Training specialization can take advantage of a 3-day on-campus residency that fulfills the professional rescuer requirements for maintaining board certification and/or licensure. This residency is part of the Emergency in Athletic Training course and presents advanced emergency skills for athletic injury management; it is required if registered for the course.
The student is responsible for the cost of travel and other associated expenses with all residencies. Residencies will be offered on one of the USA campuses (San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Miami, Florida; or Austin, Texas).