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 uses an integrative curriculum for the development of strong clinical skills and decision-making.
The Lenoir-Rhyne University 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.
The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to provide graduate education that integrates clinical and didactic experiences to promote critical thinking, psychomotor skill and collaboration to prepare students to serve as professionals in the field of athletic training.
Program Information for Prospective and Current Students
Applications are accepted year round. Application begins in October for summer admission.
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 late May). Accepted students complete 12 credit hours during the summer that spans both summer sessions during their first year. Summer sessions typically run from late May to early August.
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 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)
Students may not begin the professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training while participating in intercollegiate sports.
Course & Program Listings
- Athletic Training Courses within the Graduate Catalog
Additional Information regarding Athletic Training
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- National Athletic Trainers' Association
- Board of Certification
- North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association