Winthrop University: Master of Science in Athletic Training
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Science in Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program prepares students to earn a credential as an athletic trainer. The program is a two year, full time program that emphasizes hands-on experience and includes the professional content mandated by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. This program prepares students for the National Board of Certification examination to earn the credential, Certified Athletic Trainer.

 

Graduate Program Coordinator:
Dr. Alice McLaine
mclainea@winthrop.edu
803-323-2177

 

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      The MS in Athletic Training program is for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree with a major other than athletic training. If admitted to the program, coursework will begin in the summer semester of the same year. The MS in Athletic Training program requires year-round coursework (summer, fall, and spring).


      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 63

      Format: Campus-based

        Curriculum (MS Athletic Training)

        This option is intended for well-qualified students in the Winthrop BS in Exercise Science program who will complete up to 18 hours of the work for the MS in Athletic Training degree program while enrolled in the undergraduate degree program.


        Time to completion: 2 years

        Total Credits: 63

        Format: Campus-based

        Eligibility: Current Winthrop students in the BS in Exercise Science program only

        Curriculum (Combined BS-MS Program)

     

     

        February 1 for fall admission

        Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed.

          Application requirements for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program include:

          • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee

          • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Note: Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s)

          • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or greater.

          • Complete the following coursework with a C or better:
            a. Human anatomy or Anatomy & physiology I with lab
            b. Human physiology or Anatomy & physiology II with lab
            c. General physics with lab
            d. General chemistry
            e. Human nutrition
            f. Biomechanics
            g. Exercise physiology
            h. General psychology

          • Current certification in Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.

          • Documentation of 75 hours of observation with certified athletic trainers.

          • Two recommendations from individuals who can verify applicant’s aptitude for graduate study.

          • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or at least 79 on the internet based test, an IELTS score of at least 6 or successful completion of level 112 of the Intensive English for Academic Purposes Program from an English Language School (ELS) center.

          • Successful completion of an invited on-campus interview with the MSAT Selection Committee.

          Application requirements for the Combined BS-MS in Athletic Training program include:

          • Submit Intent to Pursue form no later than fall of senior year; consult the Graduate Program Director for the specific date when applications are due.

          • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee

          • Complete the following coursework with a C or better:
            a. Human anatomy or Anatomy & physiology I with lab
            b. Human physiology or Anatomy & physiology II with lab
            c. General physics with lab
            d. General chemistry
            e. Human nutrition
            f. Biomechanics
            g. Exercise physiology
            h. General psychology

          • 2.8 overall GPA

          • Current certification in Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.

          • Documentation of 75 hours of observation with certified athletic trainers.

          • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can verify applicant’s aptitude for graduate study.

          • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or at least 79 on the internet based test, an IELTS score of at least 6 or successful completion of level 112 of the Intensive English for Academic Purposes Program from an English Language School (ELS) center.

          • Successful completion of an invited on-campus interview with the MSAT Selection Committee.

     


     

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    Last Updated: 8/3/22