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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 graduate 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.

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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.

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 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSAthletic Training Accreditation Required Program Costs REQUEST INFORMATION

ATHLETIC TRAINING RESOURCES

North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association

Board of Certification
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education National 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.

  '17-'18 '18-'19 '19-'20 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 14 8 0 22
Number of students graduating from program
who took examination
14 8 0 22
Number of students who passed the examination
on the first attempt
13 6 0 19
Percentage of students who passed the examination
on the first attempt
93 75 0 86
Number of students who passed the examination regardless
of the number of attempts
14 7 0 21
 
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless
of the number of attempts
100 88 0 95
Program Retention Rate
 
  '16-'17 '17-'18 '18-'19 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 17 17 10 44
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 10 14 8 32
Program retention rate (%) 59% 82% 80% 73%

Student Graduation Rate

  '17-'18 '18-'19 '19-'20 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 14 8 0 22
Student Graduation Rate (%) 82 80 0 81
Student Employment Rate
  '17-'18 '18-'19 '19-'20 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 14 7 0 21
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 100 88 0 95
Number of students employed as other 0 1 0 1
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 0 12 0 5
Number of students not employed 0 0 0 0
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0 0 0 0


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

Alona Forney

Administrative Assistant, McCrorie Center
Hickory Campus