Athletic Training

Our athletic training programs specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who work as part of a health care team to supply quality care in a variety of health care settings. We offer a challenging curriculum and our dedicated faculty prepare students for rewarding careers in the athletic training profession and related fields. Athletic trainers are certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) and licensed in the state of Ohio by the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers’ Board. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Master of Science in Athletic Training – Enrolling Now for Summer 2019

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Beginning the summer of 2019, a Master of Science in athletic training program will be offered. This professional program will specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.

The new MS 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.

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!


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Get to Know Our New MS Athletic Training Degree Starting Summer of 2019

The MSAT program, upon accepting the first cohort, will apply for candidacy for accreditation through CAATE. Accreditation is not guaranteed; the degree is approved by all necessary agencies. Only students who graduate from a CAATE accredited program are eligible to challenge the Board of Certification Examination. 

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Master’s of Athletic Training Admission Requirements

Students who meet the minimum requirements will be considered for direct admission to the master’s program for summer of 2019.  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:

  • Biology
  • Basic Athletic Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy and Physiology - including Exercise Physiology
  • Chemistry 
  • Research
  • Nutrition
  • General Psychology

About Our Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program

We additionally offer a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Visit our links for details: CAATE

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, 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

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

3-Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

20

20

13

53

Number of students graduating from program who took the exam

20

20

13

53

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

19

17

7

43

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

95%

85%

54%

81%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

20

19

11

50

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

100%

95%

85%

94%

 

Student Graduation and employment rate

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

3-Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

20

20

13

53

Student Retention Rate - Percent of students who completed the program compared to those admitted*** 

83%

95%

76%

85%

Number of Students Employed as Athletic Trainers 18 17 9 44

Contact Information

Kimberly S. Peer, EdD, AT, FNATA
Undergraduate and Graduate Program Coordinator
Room 266B MACC Annex
330-672-0231