The mission of the Winthrop University Master of Science in Athletic Training is to utilize evidence-based didactic and clinical education to continue a rich tradition of preparing a diverse population of athletic training professionals. Students will develop appropriate knowledge, skills, and clinical abilites to fuction as resilient leaders of an interprofessional healthcare team. They will provide ethical, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care to all patients, and will demonstrate commitment to on-going professional engagement and continuing education.



  • The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities appropriate for entry-level practice as an athletic trainer.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of evidence based practice (unbiased research, clinical expertise, patient/client values and circumstances) to clinical decision making.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to recognize clients/patients with behavioral health conditions and to intervene and refer these individuals as necessary.
  • The student will demonstrate competent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical conduct in compliance with the NATA Code of Ethics and the BOC Standards of Professional Practice.
  • The student will demonstrate understanding of and compliance with the laws that regulate the practice of athletic training.
  • The student will effectively collaborate with other healthcare providers to provide patient centered care.
  • The student will demonstrate emerging and developing reflective, evidence-based clinical practice.
  • The student will demonstrate understanding of the importance of continuing education and professional involvement.