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The Master of Science in Athletic Training prepares students for entry into clinical practice as licensed athletic trainers. The program is two years in length and includes coursework in the summer between and first and second professional years. In addition to completing the courses required for the curriculum, students must successfully complete proficiencies associated with clinical education and clinical experiences under the supervision of preceptors who are appropriately credentialed health care professionals.
Clinical experiences will include working with a variety of patients in high schools, colleges/universities, sports medicine clinics, and medical and rehabilitation clinics. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be eligible to challenge the national certifying examination for athletic trainers through the Board of Certification (BOC).
Each year the Master of Science in AT program admits (1) new cohort of students who begin their plan of study during the Fall semester. Admittance to the program is on a competitive basis. For initial consideration, students must be admitted into Graduate School at SDSU. To complete their eligibility for admission, candidates must also complete a secondary selective admissions application specifically for the AT program.
* Athletic Training Techniques I and Lab
* Athletic Training Techniques II
* Athletic Training Techniques III and Lab
* Athletic Training Techniques IV
* Athletic Injuries Assessment Lower Extremity
* Athletic Injuries Assessment Upper Extremity
* Applied Biomechanics
* Advanced Exercise Physiology
* Research Methods in Health and Nutritional Sciences
SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to challenge the national certifying examination for athletic trainers through the Board of Certification. The Entry Level Graduate Program in Athletic Training at South Dakota State University was awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in August, 2008. As a professional degree program, it is not designed for individuals who already have a degree in Athletic Training and/or are eligible for certification in Athletic Training.