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ABOUT THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is designed as a professional degree for persons entering the field of athletic training. The degree is designed to prepare individuals for positions as athletic trainers in a variety of employment settings. The program integrates didactic and clinical experiences to promote critical thinking, psychomotor skill, professional decision making, and collaboration to prepare students to serve as professionals in the field of athletic training.

LR’s Athletic Training faculty are dedicated educators and professionals with all appropriate credentials. In addition to the faculty, a variety of certified athletic trainers and medical professionals serve as clinical instructors in a variety of employment settings, including collegiate athletics, public schools, orthopedic clinics, rehabilitation settings, general medical facilities, and other special programs.

CURRICULAR OPTIONS

There are several curricular programs for students interested in Athletic Training at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Regardless of the option chosen, the MS in Athletic Training is a cohort program that begins in the fall semester and spans five semesters.

Professional Track (Traditional Graduate Track): A student who possesses a baccalaureate degree can apply directly into the professional phase of the program. They must meet the Graduate School Admission Criteria and have the appropriate prerequisite coursework.

Five Year Option (Undergraduate/Graduate Track): The Five Year Option is a freshman-entry track with 3 years of study in the pre-professional phase and 2 years in the professional phase of the program. After the fourth year successful students will earn an undergraduate degree and after the fifth year qualified students will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Students in this track must meet the Graduate School Admission Criteria prior to enrolling in the professional phase of the program. Undergraduate options for major for this track include:

  • Sports Management (BA)
  • Community Health (BS)
  • Exercise Science (BS)

Please note: Students may not begin the professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training while participating in intercollegiate sports.

ATHLETIC TRAINING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Athletic Training Accreditation

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Required Program Costs ALUMNI ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

ATHLETIC TRAINING RESOURCES

North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association

Board of Certification
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training EducationNational Athletic Trainers' Association
Centralized Application Service for Athletic Training programs (ATCAS)


BOC Exam Outcomes

Programs must meet of exceed a three-year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC exam.

'15-16'16-17'17-'183 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program8101432
Number of students graduating from program
who took examination
8101432
Number of students who passed the examination
on the first attempt
8101331
Percentage of students who passed the examination
on the first attempt
1001009397
Number of students who passed the examination regardless
of the number of attempts
8101331

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless
of the number of attempts
1001001397
Program Retention Rate
'15-'16'16-'17'17-'183 Year Aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number)1717842
Number of students returning for subsequent year 21014832
Program retention rate (%)59%82%100%76%

Student Graduation Rate
'15-'16'16-'17'17-'183 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program8101432
Student Graduation Rate (%)73598271
Student Employment Rate
'15-'16'16-'17'17-'183 Year Aggregate
Number of students employed as AT891330
Student Employment Rate as AT (%)100909394
Number of students employed as other0000
Student Employment Rate as other (%)0000
Number of students not employed0000
Student Not Employed Rate (%)0000


Program Contact

Dr. Michael McGee

Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Professor of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science, Program Director of Athletic Training
Hickory Campus