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    Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Advanced Athletic Training, M.S.

Morsani College of Medicine  
Department: School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences 

USF Athletic Training Admissions Office – Professional Degree Program
13220 USF Laurel Drive, MDF 5th Floor, MDC106, Tampa, FL 33612

This Major shares core requirements with the M.S. in Athletic Training.


The Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training has an emphasis on youth sports injury and other advanced athletic training competencies. This post-professional major is directed towards students either who hold the athletic training credential issued by the Board of Certification (BOC) or who are BOC-eligible or have equivalent athletic training professional preparation and wish to seek an advanced degree.  This major is designed to provide students with a post-professional degree in Advanced Athletic Training with an emphasis on youth sports injury.  For information on tuition costs, please contact the Department.

Major Research Areas:

Athletic training, youth sports injury

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Board of Certification (BOC)-certified or equivalent (i.e. certified athletic trainer, recent graduate from CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program, Canadian Athletic Therapist certification)
  • Minimum 3.00 grade point average in Athletic Training courses
  • Completion of GRE on record

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 33 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours

Additional Required Courses - 27 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


No thesis is required.

Comprehensive Exam: Capstone Project Requirement

The degree will be a non-thesis option, but will require a capstone project for each student, that will be completed during his or her Year 2 (ATR 6626 Capstone Project 1  & ATR 6627 Capstone Project 2  ). The capstone project will be in lieu of a comprehensive examination. The project could consist of items such as a comprehensive literature review, development of an injury prevention program, systematic review, development of a policies and procedures manual, etc.

Other Requirements

The major is designed to be completed in two years. The format of the major includes 10 courses, which are taught completely online, and one hybrid course that includes an online component and an on-campus (Tampa, FL) 5-day session in the summer.