Kinesiology and Recreation - Athletic Training

Illinois State University

24 months
16680 USD/year
16680 USD/year
9066 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The CAATE-accredited Athletic Training graduate program at Illinois State University provides students with advanced knowledge in athletic training focused in the area of application of various manual therapy techniques and biomechanical principals related to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies.

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The curriculum focuses on critical inquiry and reasoning for certified athletic trainers. The sequence requirements incorporate a variety of teaching methods, philosophies, and experiences to facilitate practical knowledge beyond that of an entry-level athletic trainer, thereby providing the student a unique opportunity to learn different ideologies and skills within sports medicine.

Recent graduates have earned positions with high schools, universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, fitness clubs, research laboratories, and industrial settings. Others have continued on to earn a terminal degree in sports medicine or education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evidence-based Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Assessment And Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Advanced Seminar In Sports Medicine
  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Modern Manual Therapy I
  • Modern Manual Therapy II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a Master's program. 
  • submit a current resume, outlining your education and work history
  • submit a goal statement including: a) why you are seeking ISU for graduate school, b) how ISU's master's program will prepare you in your future goals
  • submit names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation within the online application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9066 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9066 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Kinesiology and Recreation - Athletic Training
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