The Master of Science in Athletic Training is designed for students who have graduated from baccalaureate programs (not including CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training programs) and who aspire to be athletic trainers.
The program provides students with a foundation in evidenced based medicine through exposure to research design and research methods and combines classroom and clinical experiences that allow students to apply theoretical and practical athletic training knowledge in professional work settings. Students will be prepared to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination, which, in turn, will allow them to serve as entry-level certified athletic trainers.
- 66-credit hour cohort program in year-round format
- Clinical placements in varied settings – higher education, varsity and club sports, high schools, physical therapy clinics, and physician offices
- Student centered environment with opportunities to conduct original research
- Inter-professional education through gross anatomy course with physical therapy students
- Use of LC’s state-of-the-art cadaver lab
- Use of the Central Virginia Simulation Center
- Student involvement in the athletic training profession through conference participation
Athletic trainers find employment in
- Secondary schools
- Colleges and universities
- Sports medicine clinics
- Professional sports programs
- Industrial settings
- Healthcare environments
After the 2015-16 academic year, Lynchburg College will not offer an undergraduate degree in athletic training. The final class of students for the bachelor’s degree will apply and be notified of an admissions decision in the Spring of 2016.
Lynchburg College is currently seeking accreditation for the Master of Science in Athletic Training graduate program from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The College anticipates admitting its first graduate class in 2016. Upon accreditation by CAATE (anticipated summer 2018 as accreditation cannot occur before the first class matriculates) and completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and pursue a career as a Certi¬fied Athletic Trainer (ATC). The Lynchburg College Bachelor’s level Athletic Training program received a 10 year reaccreditation decision after our 2009 CAATE self-study and site visit. We fully expect to receive accreditation for the graduate program upon matriculation of the first class.