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 evidence 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.
- 66-67 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 Lynchburg’s state-of-the-art cadaver lab
- 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
University of Lynchburg’s Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) on February 26, 2018. The University of Lynchburg Master of Science in Athletic Training degree has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).
University of Lynchburg is no longer accepting students in the BS in Athletic Training degree option.