The two-year graduate curriculum consists of 77 graduate credits, including lecture, laboratory, and clinical education. The curriculum will include foundational content, patient care, research, and critical inquiry.
YEAR ONE will include coursework based on physical agents, professional practice, clinical diagnosis and treatment, critical care, evidence-based practice, research design, and two clinical education experiences.
YEAR TWO will include coursework in research methods, healthcare management, advance therapeutic intervention, nutrition, general medical conditions, research, and four clinical education rotations. Students will be conducting research, utilizing IRB protocol, culminating in a capstone activity resulting in an APA style journal report and poster. In addition, students will be participating in interprofessional education and interacting with other healthcare practitioners throughout their didactic and clinical education.
Each clinical experience will involve a minimum number of hours dependent on course credit and location within the program course sequence.
Special Academic Requirements
In addition to the academic policies of the school, students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the athletic training program. Additionally, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain in good academic standing and participate in clinical affiliations.
Professional athletic training program courses (HAL) must be taken in a sequential manner. Students who receive the grade of “D+” or below must first retake the course before progressing to the next course in the sequence. Athletic training professional courses may only be repeated once. A student who receives a course grade of “C-“ may progress on to the next sequence, but must remediate the insufficient grade. Failure to obtain the grade of “C” or higher in two attempts may result in the student being dismissed from the program.