M.S. in Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is designed as an entry-level 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 uses an integrative curriculum for the development of strong clinical skills and decision-making.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Entry-level Master of Science Athletic Training Education Program received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) on July 29th, 2011.

 

Lenoir-Rhyne University does not offer an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training.

Students may not begin the professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training while participating in intercollegiate sports at Lenoir-Rhyne University. 

 

Our Mission

The Athletic Training Education Program seeks to provide a program to develop students who are:

  • Prepared for service to God and mankind through the healing art and science of Athletic Training.
  • Critical thinkers that are caring, skilled athletic trainers
  • Leaders in the profession of athletic training, the community, and the world.
     

Program Information for Prospective and Current Students

The application deadline for the Athletic Training Program is February 15th of each calendar year, at which time only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications may be accepted and reviewed after February 15th, however priority will be given to the complete applications received by the deadline.   

Curricular Options

There are several curricular programs for students interested in Athletic Training at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Regardless of the option chosen, the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program begins with the first summer session each year (typically around May 30th). Accepted students complete 12 credit hours during the summer that spans both summer sessions during their first year. Summer sessions typically run from May 30th to August 7th.

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.
Professional Track (Traditional Graduate Track)

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 students will earn an undergraduate degree and after the fifth year 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 the primary track include:

  • Sports Management (BA)
  • Community Health (BS)
  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Health and Physical Education (BA) students must complete the undergraduate degree prior to enrolling in the professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training. A five-year option is not available with this undergraduate degree.

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

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Additional Information regarding Athletic Training

 

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