Master of Athletic Training

Master of Athletic Training

Master of Athletic Training

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Fresno Pacific University’s online Masters in Athletic Training is one of the few fully online athletic training programs in the U.S. The degree is for certified athletic trainers who want to practice athletic training with patients at the high school, community college, college or professional levels in the private or public sector.

The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) courses are approved by the Board of Certification, INC. (BOC) to provide active athletic trainers with necessary EBP continuing education units. Fresno Pacific University’s Athletic Training degree online helps professionals meet this requirement and gain a post-professional education at the same time.

Work at the Collegiate and Professional Level

Do you desire to be a collegiate or a professional athletic trainer? FPU’s Masters of Athletic Training online is an ideal fit for busy professionals who want to enhance their career options once they enter their athletic training career. The program is a great fit for individuals who have completed an undergraduate athletic training degree program.

A Professional Credential

By 2022, anyone who  wants to become a certified athletic trainer will have to complete a graduate professional degree program. Enhance your administration skills, therapeutic exercise practice and provide evidence-based practice. At the same time, you’ll earn continuing education units (CEUs) to enhance your clinical practice as well.

Why FPU Online?

  • NO GMAT OR GRE

  • Earn Continuing Education units while completing degree

  • Accessible—One of the few fully online athletic training programs in the U.S.

  • RelevantIncludes an evidence-based practice focus to improve your clinical practice

  • Market DrivenCombine coursework with hands-on experience; gain continuing educational units

  • PreparationalBy 2022, a master’s degree will be required for athletic training professionals – Get the necessary education you need to advance in your career as an Athletic Trainer

  • Timely30 credits, can be completed in 5 semesters

  • ApplicableApply intensive study in evidence-based practice  

  • SupportiveYour Program Director will guide you from registration to graduation

Admissions Requirements

Fresno Pacific University take a holistic approach to admissions decisions. By that we mean we look at all of the pieces of an application to make sure the program is right for you.

Considerations include:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

  • Submit the following if below min. GPA:
    • Letter of Explanation
    • Resume including all related professional and extracurricular experience
  • Copy of current BOC, INC. certification
  • Official transcripts verifying bachelor’s degree in athletic training or related area

 

What Our Students Are Saying

Career Opportunities

The environments athletic training masters program graduates work in include:

  • Educational Settings (High School, College, and Universities)

  • Sports Medicine Clinics

  • Physicians’ Offices/Hospitals

  • Military Bases

  • Professional Sports Organizations

  • Performing Arts Companies

  • Private Business

 

Athletic Training Curriculum

Required Courses (21 Units)

ATR-700A—Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training I 3 Units

This course provides a post-professional athletic training students with an introduction to concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP) for athletic trainers, including development of a clinical question, implementing the five-step EBP process, and critical appraisal of the evidence. Post-professional athletic training students will become critical consumers of the best available evidence in athletic training and related fields, and will develop the students’ ability to apply the evidence while also considering their own clinical expertise and patient values.

ATR-700B—Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training II 3 Units

This course provides post-professional athletic training students with an introduction to concepts disablement models and assessment of patient-oriented outcome measures. Post-professional athletic training students will become consumers of the best available evidence in athletic training and related fields, and will develop the students’ ability to apply the evidence while also considering their own clinical expertise and patient values.

ATR-705—Advanced Therapeutic Exercise 3 Units

This course teaches athletic trainers advanced clinical techniques involved in the use of therapeutic exercise.

May not be audited

ATR-710—Athletic Training Pedagogical Studies 3 Units

Examines the teaching-learning experience in the context of athletic training higher education. Emphasis is placed on student motivation, learning and assessment, effective teaching methodologies, and curriculum and course design for the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings.

ATR-720—Advanced Athletic Training Administration 3 Units

Commonly encountered administrative problems in the athletic training environment are examined. Such as personnel management, budgetary concerns, facilities management, program supervision and other problems faced by certified athletic trainers.

May not be audited

ATR-792A—Professional Standards in Athletic Training I 3 Units

The student assembles a portfolio to demonstrate competency in the following Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice: Practice Standards 1 to 3 and Code of Professional Responsibility 1 to 3.

Graded C/NC; May not be audited

ATR-792B—Professional Standards in Athletic Training II 3 Units

The student assembles a portfolio to demonstrate competency in the following Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice: Practice Standards 4 to 7 and Code of Professional Responsibility 4 to 6.

Graded C/NC; May not be audited

Master of Arts Core (9 Units)

KIN-715—Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport 3 Units

Explores the law and how it impacts the field of kinesiology and sport. Examination of topics includes the American legal system, individual courses of action, legal issues commonly found within kinesiology and sport and fundamental risk- management strategies to reduce legal liability.

KIN-771—Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 Units

A study of the nature of systematic inquiry, a survey of methods employed in research and an explanation of evaluation methodology, as well as the use of research and evaluation methods in physical education, athletic training, sport administration and other discipline settings.

KIN-779—Values in Kinesiology and Sport 3 Units

This course is a study of physical education, athletic training, sport administration, sport and other kinesiology disciplines’ philosophical definitions, values clarification, moral reasoning and moral actions that relate to physical education teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, sport administrators and spectators. The university’s philosophy and values as expressed in the Fresno Pacific Idea and their implications for physical education, athletic training, sport administration and sport provides one perspective for such analysis.

ATR-796—Comprehensive Examination 0 Units

This course brings the Master of Arts in Athletic Training experience to a conclusion. Building on previous coursework, a comprehensive examination will be administered to all students to test their knowledge, comprehension, application, and syntheses of the concepts and theories taught. This comprehensive examination may only be retaken one time.