Division of Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
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.
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
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.
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 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
AT 692 Orthopedic Evaluation of the Spine (4cr)
AT 695 Orthopaedic
Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Lower
AT 700 Muscle Mechanics (3cr)
Example of an Athletic Training Program of Study