Division of Athletic Training

 

Prospective Students

 

College of Health Sciences

Athletic Training

 

The master’s degree program in Athletic Training is designed to accommodate both NATA certified athletic trainers and NATA “certification eligible” athletic trainers. Course work and clinical experiences are designed to develop skills necessary to conduct research and increase proficiency in injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Graduates are prepared to become critical consumers of research and accepted clinical practices, advanced health care providers, and leaders in the clinical educational, and research endeavors of the profession.

 

Admission Requirements

 

Applicants to the master’s degree program must meet the minimum requirements of The Graduate School, as well as the following requirements of the athletic training program: satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.0 grading scale, a baccalaureate degree in athletic training from a school accredited by a nationally recognized organization,  three references, and an interview.   Final admission recommendations are made on a competitive basis.  Students must be eligible for current license to practice in Kentucky.  Admission to the post-professional athletic training program is competitive and is based on availability of space and adequate faculty support.

 

For additional information, contact:  

Director of Graduate Studies 
Division of Athletic Training  
University of Kentucky 
900 South Limestone Street 
Lexington, KY 40546-0200 

 

Graduate Curriculum

Students are provided advanced instruction in musculoskeletal anatomy, evaluation and rehabilitation; research methodology and the scientific process.  Students must complete a minimum of 31 credit hours, including 4-6 hours of Scientific Methodology, 9 hours of Orthopaedic Evaluation in Athletic Training, Rehabilitation in Athletic Training, and Musculoskeletal Anatomy; and 3-4 hours of graduate level statistics.   

 

Master’s candidates with the approval of the division may select either a thesis (Plan A) or a non-thesis option (Plan B).  An example of a thesis and non-thesis option is below.

 

PLAN A

(Thesis Option)

Course

Title

Credits

 

AT 670

Scientific Inquiry in AT I

2

At 671

Scientific Inquiry in AT II

2

AT 672

Scientific Inquiry in AT III

2

AT 673

Scientific Inquiry in AT IV

2

AT 682

Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training

1

AT 690

Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

3

AT 692

Orthopedic Evaluation of the Spine

4

AT 695

Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity

4

AT 740

Peripheral Anatomical Dissection

3

     

Supporting Electives

 

 

Stat 570 or equivalent

Basic Statistical Analysis

4

AT 768

Residence Credit for Masters Degree

6

 

Supporting Electives

9

 

TOTAL

42

  

PLAN B

(Non-Thesis Option)

Course

 

Title

Credits

AT 670

Scientific Inquiry in AT I

2

AT 671

Scientific Inquiry in AT II

2

AT 672

Scientific Inquiry in AT III

2

AT 673

Scientific Inquiry in AT IV

2

AT 682

Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training

1

AT 690

Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

3

AT 692

Orthopedic Evaluation of the Spine

4

AT 695

Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity

4

AT 740

Peripheral Anatomical Dissection

3

 

 

 

Supporting Electives

 

 

Stat 570 or equivalent

Basic Statistical Analysis

4

AT 660

Directed Study in Athletic Training

6

 

Supporting  Electives

9

 

TOTAL

42

 

Graduate Courses

           

AT 660      Directed Study in Athletic Training (1-3)

AT 670      Scientific Inquiry in AT I (2 cr)

AT 671      Scientific Inquiry in AT II (2 cr)

AT 672      Scientific Inquiry in AT III (2 cr)

AT 673      Scientific Inquiry in AT IV (2 cr)

AT 680      Special Topics in Athletic Training: Subtitle (1-3 cr)

AT 682      Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training (1 cr)

AT 685      Principles and Application of Kinesiological EMG (3 cr)

AT 690      Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Upper 
                 Extremity (3 cr)

AT 692      Orthopedic Evaluation of the Spine       (4cr)

AT 695      Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Lower
                  Extremity (4 cr)

AT 700       Muscle Mechanics (3cr)

  

Example of an Athletic Training Program of Study

 

 Fall

AT 670

Scientific Inquiry in AT I

 

2

Howard

AT 682

Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training

 

1

Butterfield

AT 720

Sports Medicine

3

Mattacola

STA 570

Basic Statistical Analysis

 

4

 Staff

 

Spring

AT 671

Scientific Inquiry in AT II

 

2

Gribble

AT 682

Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training

 

1

Butterfield

AT 695

Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity

4

Gribble

AT 700

Muscle Mechanics

 

3

Butterfield

 

Summer

AT 740

Peripheral Anatomical Dissection

 

3

Mattacola

 

Fall

AT 660 Directed Study in Research
3 AT Faculty

AT 672

Scientific Inquiry in AT III

 

2

Gribble

AT 682

Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training

 

1

Butterfield

AT 692

Orthopedic Evaluation of the Spine

 

Uhl

 

Spring

AT 660 Directed Study in Research
3 AT Faculty

AT 673

Scientific Inquiry in AT IV

 

2

Mattacola

AT 682

Clinical Seminar in Athletic Training

 

1

Butterfield

AT 690

Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

 

3

Uhl

 

Total Credit Hours

42