SHS to Offer Graduate Degree in Athletic Training

Posted by Brent Treash
The Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences is now offering a graduate degree in athletic training.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program is set to begin the summer of 2018 at the college’s Marion campus. The 24-month program consists of six semesters, including five clinical experiences.

The MSAT program is specifically designed to provide students with patient-centered, graduate-level health science training.

The degree is inter-professional in nature and students will have the opportunity to interact with students, professors, and professionals from other health professions and programs on the Marion campus.

Requirements for the program include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, 50 observation hours with a certified athletic trainer, a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 or better in prerequisite courses, three letters of recommendation (with at least one coming from a certified athletic trainer), and a completed application letter. Students are also required to take the GRE and have their scores sent directly to Emory & Henry College.

The creation of the MSAT program supports the college’s desire to help improve access to quality healthcare for the underserved populations in the surrounding communities and across the country.

“More and more secondary schools are seeing the value of having athletic trainers on site and serve as an access point for care,” said Cobler. “Athletic trainers are also being employed in settings such as hospital systems, sports medicine clinics, athletics, performing arts, military, and orthopedic offices. Our diversity and specialized skills make athletic trainers highly efficient healthcare professionals, which more and more employers are seeking.”

For more information, please contact Dr. DC Cobler at dccobler@ehc.edu or 276-944-6589.

  • The program provides students with patient-centered, graduate-level health science training.
    The program provides students with patient-centered, graduate-level health science training.
With more emphasis on prevention in today’s health care environment, the role of athletic trainers is becoming increasingly important in preventing, assessing, and rehabilitating injuries and illnesses.

— Dr. DC Cobler, Chair of the Department

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