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    Apr 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Athletic Training, M.S.

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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines:

Minimum Total Hours: 60
Level: Master’s
CIP Code: 51.0913
Dept Code: OSM
Major/College Codes: ATR/MD

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

Contact Information

College: Medicine
Department: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Contact Information:
USF Athletic Training Admissions Office – Professional Degree Program
Attn: Angela Moore
13220 USF Laurel Drive, MDF 5th Floor, MDC106,
Tampa, FL 33612

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S. in A.T.) major is built around 60 credit hours of required coursework to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the students to sit for the Board of Certification examination.

Major Research Areas:

Athletic Training, Rehabilitation, Biomechanics, Prevention of Sudden Death in Athletics

Admission Information

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

  • Completion of GRE on record
  • Meet the technical standards for admission or show potential for accomplished tasks
  • Three (3) letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement in 1000 words or less describe primary career goals, what has most directly influenced your choice to become an Athletic Trainer, your attributes related to the field of Athletic Training and why you should be selected in the Athletic Training major.
  • Interview (via Skype or on campus) with the Athletic Training faculty and staff
  • Must complete a secondary application with ATCAS:

Prerequisite Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters with lab)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Chemistry (lab preferred not required)
  • Physics (lab preferred not required)
  • Biology (lab preferred not required)
  • Statistics
  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology (Recommended not required)
  • Technical Writing (Recommended not required)

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 60 credit hours

Shared Core Requirements – 6 Credit Hours
Additional Required Courses – 54 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


No thesis is required.

Comprehensive Exam: Capstone Exam Requirement

The major is a non-thesis option, but requires successful completion of a capstone exam for each student, that will be completed during the final semester of the program.  The exam consists of a comprehensive written exam, a simulated patient interaction, and design/implementation of a treatment plan.

Other Information:

Graduation Requirements - Students will complete all 60 hours of didactic coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Thirteen (13) of these hours will be in Clinical Experience/Clinical Practicum. Students will complete at least 1000 hours of clinical education under an approved Preceptor.


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