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Athletic Training, M.Sc.

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The Athletic Training (AT) Graduate Program at Slippery Rock University is a combination of rigorous academic instruction and authentic clinical experience. The AT Graduate Program will prepare proficient health care practitioners who will collaborate with other medical professionals to optimize the activity and wellness of patients and clients in sport, work, and life. Students will learn the science of athletic training with a focus on patient-centered injury and illness prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, return to activity, and exercise as medicine.

The AT Graduate Program is guided by the athletic training education competencies as well as the core program values of professionalism, respect, compassion, interprofessional education, evidence-based practice and student-centered learning. Students will develop communication, decision-making, analytical, and altruistic skills necessary for proficient practice with a diverse population. Students will need to possess select pre-requisite knowledge, emergency care certification, and health and criminal clearances before beginning the program.  

Students successfully completing the AT Graduate Program are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC), Inc. examination. Graduates who pass the BOC examination will be qualified to deliver quality healthcare in various employment settings (e.g. high schools, colleges, professional sports, industrial, military and performing arts), and will contribute to the global medical community by reducing healthcare costs, improving healthcare accessibility, preventing and managing diseases, and promoting wellness. Individuals holding the BOC credential or are eligible to take the BOC certification examination are not candidates for the AT Graduate Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Athletic Training 
  • Athletic Training Techniques 
  • Research in Athletic Training 
  • Clinically-Oriented Anatomy in Athletic Training 
  • Lower Extremity Pathology and Intervention in Athletic Training 
  • Upper Extremity Pathology and Intervention in Athletic Training 
  • General Medicine and Pharmacology Concepts in Athletic Training 
  • Clinical Kinesiology in Athletic Training 
  • Athletic Training Clinical Experiences I
  • Athletic Training Clinical Experiences II 
  • Athletic Training Clinical Experiences III
  • Head and Spine Pathology and Intervention in Athletic Training
  • Diverse Interventions in Athletic Training
  • Advanced Athletic Training Clinical Residency I 
  • Professional Development of the Athletic Trainer 
  • Synthesis of Athletic Training
  • Advanced Athletic Training Clinical Residency II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree (4+2) or completion of the first three years of a SRU 3+2 Pre-Athletic Training Concentration AND prerequisites (taken within the past 5 years)
  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • 50 hours of clinical observation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    644 USD/credit
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  • National

    322 USD/credit
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Living costs for Grove City

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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