Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Athletic Training M.S.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See "Athletic Training M.S."

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is an entry-level professional program that prepares a student for a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Athletic Trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have fulfilled the requirements to take the Athletic Training certification examination administered by the Board of Certification, Inc.

Degree Requirements — 54 hours

Required Major Credits — 36 hours

AT 500Foundations of Athletic Training I


AT 501Foundations of Athletic Training II


AT 510Techniques in Athletic Training I


AT 511Techniques in Athletic Training II


AT 520Physical Examination I


AT 521Physical Examination II


AT 530Therapeutic Interventions I


AT 531Therapeutic Interventions II


AT 540Diagnosis and Management of General Medical Conditions


AT 550Administrative Concepts in Athletic Training


AT 560Health Promotion, Wellness, and Performance Enhancement


AT 591Seminar in Athletic Training


SES 602Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science


AT 591 - Take 4 credit hours

Supervised Clinical Practicum — 18 hours

AT 592Clinical Immersion in Athletic Training


AT 593Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training I


AT 594Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training II


AT 592 - Take 15 credit hours

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100 Austin, TX 78731-3184, (512) 733-9700. With successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. 

Potential applicants are required to submit an application to Athletic Training Centralized Application Services (ATCAS) in addition to submitting an application to the Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado. Admission to the Graduate School does not guarantee admission into the Athletic Training graduate program.

The program is offered according to a cohort model in which all students take the courses in the same sequence. A required comprehensive examination must be successfully completed during the student's final semester in the program.