Master of Sciences in Sports Medicine - Athletic Training Track

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The mission of the MSc in Sports Medicine Program is to enhance the education of highly qualified athletic training and strength & conditioning professionals through an interprofessional curriculum integrated with opportunities to excel in research, advanced professional skills, and leadership development; ultimately translating experiences into their respective professions and future employment opportunities.

The Master of Sciences Sports Medicine: Athletic Training Track provides the coursework and practical experience necessary to obtain advanced knowledge and skills in the discipline of Sports Medicine. The degree specifically offers the opportunity for those who are Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC) to build upon their theoretical and clinical competencies beyond those gained at the undergraduate level. The program knowledge and practical experience allows the student to further develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, increase their ability to critically evaluate current sports medicine related literature, and obtain the ability to conduct clinically relevant sports medicine research.  


  • Expand critical thinking and independent decision making in professional practice
  • Develop leadership skills for the athletic trainer
  • Promote the synthesis of sports medicine related literature
  • Integrate theory and research into practice
  • Foster scholarly and research activities
  • Develop exemplary athletic training/sports medicine professionals
  • Provide culturally sensitive care to diverse populations

The Master of Sciences in Sports Medicine - Athletic Training Track is no longer accepting students and will be phased out at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Course Requirements (37 Credit Hours)

  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Capstone (Comprehensive Exams, Graduate Research Project, or Thesis)
  • Advanced Evaluation of Lower Extremity
  • Advanced Evaluation of Upper Extremity
  • Manual Therapy for Athletic Trainers
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Health Science Leadership
  • Health Behavior and Therapeutic Exercise
  • Electives (1-3 courses depending on Capstone)

Suggested Electives:

  • Exercise Considerations for Special Populations
  • Sports Specific Training Principles and Techniques
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Nutrition, Exercise & Health in Women
  • Advanced Function Human Anatomy
  • Advanced Concepts in Strength & Conditioning
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Biomechanics


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