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

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

  • Relevant – Includes an evidence-based practice focus to improve your clinical practice

  • Market Driven – Combine coursework with hands-on experience; gain continuing educational units

  • Preparational – By 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

  • Timely – 30 credits, can be completed in 5 semesters, five intakes per year

  • Applicable – Apply intensive study in evidence-based practice  

  • Supportive – A student success coach guides you from registration to graduation

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application
  • A copy of current BOC, INC. certification

  • 2.75 or greater GPA

  • One Recommendation Form

  • Official transcripts verifying bachelor's degree in athletic training or related area from a regionally accredited institution

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

The following courses are required as part of your 30-unit Athletic Training Graduate Program:

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

This course provides post-professional athletic training students with an introduction to concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP) for athletic trainers, including the 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.

ATR 710 – Athletic Training Pedagogical Studies 3 Units

The course examines the teaching-learning experience in the context of athletic training in 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, such as personnel management, budgetary concerns, facilities management and program supervision are examined in this course.

ATR 792A – Professional Standards in Athletic Training I 3 Units

In this course, 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

In this course, 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

KIN 715 – Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport 3 Units

The course 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 the 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 are discussed in this course.

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 provide one perspective for such analysis.

KIN 796 – Comprehensive Examination 0 Units

This course brings the master of arts in athletic training, kinesiology, and sport administration experience to a conclusion. Building on the previous coursework, a comprehensive examination is administered to students to test their knowledge, comprehension, application and synthesis of the concepts and theories taught. This Comprehensive Examination may only be retaken one time.
Graded C/NC; May not be audited