The Athletic Training program‘s substantive level of degree change was approved in February 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). We are now offering a Master of Science in Athletic Training, which is a professional program specializing in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Therefore, our program is no longer accepting students into the professional phase of the undergraduate program, and the program will be taught out until May 2023.
About Our Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program
We offer a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Visit our links for details:
NEW Athletic Training Cognate Area in Online Ed.D. Program
This cognate area provides graduate students the opportunity to prepare for the rigors of academic positions in a college or university by blending discipline specific theory and practice strategies related to athletic training education.
General Program Information
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who work with physicians and other health care professionals to help individuals return safely to sporting, recreational, or work activities. Athletic trainers typically work in places where physically active people are found, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports organizations, and more.
Career Path of Athletic Trainers
With a degree in athletic training, you can take your career in a number of directions, such as working in:
- Colleges and universities
- High schools
- Hospitals, clinics, and physician offices
- Industrial and commercial businesses
- Military and law enforcement agencies
- Performing arts centers
- Professional sports organizations
Employment for the field is projected to grow 23% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, because of the importance of preventing injuries and reducing health care costs.
KSU ATP Receives High-Fidelity Simulated Patient (Alex)
One of the things that separates us from other athletic training degrees in Ohio is our dedication to a hands-on education. Check out this video about one of our students to see what your classes could be like, and be sure to schedule a visit to our campus to see it yourself!
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
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Master of Science in Athletic Training
Kent State offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This professional program specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
The MS in Athletic Training program will undergo the accreditation process with the intention of preparing students to take the BOC exam upon completion of the degree. Students will be enrolling in a two-year intensive and dynamic program. If you meet the requirements, have a bachelor’s degree, and want to become a Certified Athletic Trainer, apply today!
For more details about our Master of Science in Athletic Training program, student requirements, and more, read on.
Get to Know Our New MS Athletic Training Degree
The MS in AT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Only students who graduate from a CAATE accredited program are eligible to challenge the Board of Certification Examination.
Master of Science in Athletic Training Admission Requirements
Students who meet the minimum requirements will be considered for direct admission to the master’s program for summer of each year. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission:
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Completion of prerequisite courses with minimum C grade 1
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE or MCAT scores in the 50th percentile
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 82 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 65 PTE score
Students are expected to have pre-requisite courses in the following areas, all course work will be evaluated for acceptance:
- Basic Athletic Training
- Anatomy and Physiology - including Exercise Physiology
- General Psychology
Ready to Get Your Master’s in Athletic Training?
Apply today to get started on your new and exciting path and find out for yourself why Kent State stands out from other programs for athletic training degrees in Ohio!
New faculty member, Dr. Hannah Harnar, discusses her role as Clinical Education Coordinator in the Athletic Training Program at Kent State University.
Program Outcomes - BS in Athletic Training
BOC EXAM PASS RATE STATISTICS
Number of students graduating from program
Number of students graduating from program who took the exam
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt
|Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||13||9||4||26|
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts
Student Graduation and employment rate
Number of students graduating from program
Student Retention Rate - Percent of students who completed the program compared to those admitted***
|Number of Students Employed as Athletic Trainers||13||7||4||24|