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The NSU Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is designed to prepare students to become certified athletic trainers who specialize in injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for physically active people. This year-round program will provide preparation in advanced medical skills necessary for clinical practice including an emergency management course that prepares students for the National Registry Examination for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) that will help distinguish the program and give the students advanced medical training leading towards a certification within the first year of the program.  In addition, students will receive hands-on classroom experience with cadaveric dissection, an evidence-based foundation in clinical evaluation, training in advanced clinical procedures such as suturing and intravenous injections, and manual therapies.  The curriculum provides a balance between classroom, laboratory, hybrid, and online instruction that prepares students to become competent health care professionals.  Using an interprofessional approach, this program will expose students to variety of medical programs in the College of Health Care Sciences (CHCS) through integrated course work, guest lectures, and laboratory experiences    In addition, the unique clinical experiences provided in the high schools, physical therapy clinics, colleges, and emerging settings by trained preceptors further supports the development of relevant clinical practice. The curricular progression supports student development of clinical skills culminating in two full-immersion clinical experiences during the second year.  

Learning Outcomes

MSAT Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain Board of Certification® Certified Athletic Trainer credential
  2. Utilize the process of discovery, critical thinking, and analysis to develop the skills and knowledge needed to successfully engage in life-long learning throughout their academic and professional careers.
  3. Recognize and apply universally accepted standards of care for immediate and emergency response.
  4. Develop professional and ethical behaviors to prepare students for the health care field of athletic training.
  5. Incorporate evidenced based decision making into their clinical practice and utilize best practices to provide effective health care.
  6. Construct detailed documentation of patient interactions for use with interprofessional practice.

Curriculum Requirements

MSAT Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 5100 Emergency Medicine 9
ATTR 5200 Intro to Athletic Training 3
ATTR 5310 Orthopedic Evaluation I 4
ATTR 5320 Orthopedic Evaluation II 4
ATTR 5330 Orthopedic Evaluation III 3
ATTR 5410 Therapeutic Interventions I 4
ATTR 5420 Therapeutic Interventions II 4
ATTR 5430 Therapeutic Interventions III 3
ATTR 5500 Nutrition and Performance 3
ATTR 5610 AT Clinical Experience I 2
ATTR 5620 AT Clinical Experience II 2
ATTR 5630 AT Clinical Experience III 1
ATTR 5700 Evidence Based Practice 3
ATTR 6100 Medical Pathologies 3
ATTR 6110 Pharmacology (Hybrid) 3
ATTR 6120 Diagnostics Imaging (Online) 1
ATTR 6130 Clinical Medicine Procedures 2
ATTR 6200 Health Care Administration 3
ATTR 6300 Medical Documentation (Online) 2
ATTR 6400 Behavioral Medicine 3
ATTR 6700 Professional Practice and Clinical Reasoning 2
ATTR 6610 AT Clinical Experience IV 6
ATTR 6620 AT Clinical Experience V 2

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

72

*There are currently no elective courses in the MSAT.

 
Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 5100 Emergency Medicine 9
ATTR 5200 Intro to Athletic Training 3
Semester total 12
Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 5310 Orthopedic Evaluation I 4
ATTR 5500 Nutrition and Performance 3
ATTR 5410 Therapeutic Interventions I 4
ATTR 5610 AT Clinical Experience I 2
Semester Total 13

Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 5320 Orthopedic Evaluation II 4
ATTR 5700 Evidence Based Practice 3
ATTR 5420 Therapeutic Interventions II 4
ATTR 5620 AT Clinical Experience II 2
Semester Total 13

Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 6100 Medical Pathologies 3
ATTR 5330 Orthopedic Evaluation III 3
ATTR 5430 Therapeutic Interventions III 3
ATTR 6110 Pharmacology 3
ATTR 5630 AT Clinical Experience III 1
Semester Total 13

Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 6120 Diagnostic Imaging 1
ATTR 6300 Medical Documentation 2
ATTR 6610 AT Clinical Experience IV 6
Semester Total 9

Course Number Course Name Credits
ATTR 6200 Health Care Administration 3
ATTR 6400 Behavioral Medicine 3
ATTR 6130 Clinical Medicine Procedures 2
ATTR 6700 Professional Practice and Clinical Reasoning 2
ATTR 6620 AT Clinical Experience V 2
Semester Total 12
OVERALL MAJOR TOTAL 72
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