Master of Science in Athletic Training

Overview

MS in AT

  • 63

    Credits
  • 24 months

    Time to complete, full-time program
  • 5

    Clinical Education Experiences

Commission on Accreditation Athletic TrainingLasell University offers a degree pathway for students to complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training in conjunction with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or Health Science. Students have the option of completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or Health Science in a 3-year accelerated format or a traditional 4-year format.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is a 2-year professional program composed of 63 graduate credits including 5 clinical education experiences.

MS in Athletic Training prerequisite requirements: 

  • Biology (with lab)
  • Human Anatomy (with lab)
  • Human Physiology (with lab)
  • Chemistry (with lab)
  • Physics (with lab)
  • Exercise Physiology (with lab)
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition

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Why M.S. in Athletic Training?

Beginning in 2022, students must enroll in a CAATE accredited graduate program to be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Lasell is taking a forward-thinking approach by proactively transitioning our program to a Master of Science in Athletic Training. 

Lasell's courses are taught by industry leaders with years of experience in Athletic Training, Nutrition, Fitness and Health Science. Our curriculum takes a holistic approach to Athletic Training in our brand-new Science and Technology center with specially designed health and biology labs and strength and conditioning rooms.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training is a professional graduate degree, delivered in a hybrid model and designed to prepare students for eligibility to take the Board of Certification Exam (BOC).

Athletic Trainers (AT) are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who work collaboratively with a team of healthcare professionals to provide preventative services, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, and emergency care.

Recognized by the American Medical Association as Healthcare Professionals, Athletic Trainers are employed in numerous settings including high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, performing arts, military, and hospitals. While working in a variety of professional settings, athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The NATA Code of Ethics established the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.

Effective 2022, institutions of higher education must grant a master's degree in Athletic Training for entry into the profession. Lasell University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on probation as of February 1, 2019, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. Additionally, information regarding temporary probationary status is available upon request. 

Graduate students in athletic training have access to faculty mentors with a wide variety of contemporary expertise in athletic training and the healthcare industry. Located in the Metropolitan Boston area, the department maintains a multitude of clinical affiliation agreements with specialized healthcare facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and educational settings for students to complete clinical education requirements. 

In accordance with our Connected Learning philosophy, graduates of the program will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of current trends and issues in each content area outlined by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards through active learning and projects that engage students in the practice of their fields of study through collaborative learning.  Students will develop problem-solving skills to prepare them to assume leadership roles in clinical practice, educational settings, and research as athletic trainers.

Athletic Training Clinical Education Experiences

The Lasell University Master of Science in Athletic Training provides students with a comprehensive clinical education plan that includes a wide variety of experiences in different industry settings. To achieve a rich clinical education experience, students are placed at affiliated clinical sites by the Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCE), in consultation with the Program Director. Clinical Sites are vetted by the CCE to ensure the site and clinical preceptor meet all CAATE standards in addition to the Lasell University educational philosophy, educational mission, program goals, and outcomes. Affiliated clinical sites are located locally, regionally, and nationally in relation to Lasell University, Newton, MA. Students enrolled in the MS in Athletic Training are expected to provide their own transportation to their clinical site and acquire their own housing. Additional costs associated with the program may also be incurred.

Program Fee/Additional Costs

Each Athletic Training student is charged a program fee for each semester enrolled in the program. The program fee is used to provide instructional supplies, discipline-specific technology, and guest speakers. Students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training will incur additional costs associated with their clinical education experiences, including the cost associated with travel and housing at affiliated clinical sites, dress code requirements, web-based assessment platforms, and professional memberships. Criminal background checks are not essential for all affiliated clinical sites. In the event that a clinical site requests a criminal background check for a clinical placement, the student is responsible for the cost. 

Curriculum

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

MSAT 701

Functional Anatomy

3

MSAT 702

Diagnostic Procedures

3

MSAT 703

Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I

3

MSAT 704

Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II

3

MSAT 705

Prevention and Health Promotion

3

MSAT 707

Emergency Response and Care

3

MSAT 710

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation I

3

MSAT 711

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation II

3

MSAT 721

Integrated Clinical Experience I

2

MSAT 722

Integrated Clinical Experience II

2

MSAT 723

Immersive Clinical Experience I

3

MSAT 724

Integrated Clinical Experience III

4

MSAT 725

Integrated Clinical Experience IV

4

MSAT 700

Professional Behaviors and Evidence Based Practice

3

RSCI 715

Advanced Pathophysiology and Epidemiology

3

PSYC 714

Behavioral and Mental Health

3

RSCI 717

Healthcare Leadership and Quality Assurance 

3

RSCI 704

Concepts and Application of Manual Therapy

3

RSCI 713

Pharmacology

3

RSCI 780

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

3

RSCI 781

Capstone

3

Goals and Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in core competencies in the following areas as established by the CAATE 2020 Professional Standards:
    • Patient-Centered Care
    • Interprofessional Practice and Interprofessional Education
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Quality Improvement
    • Health Care Informatics
    • Professionalism
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the following content areas as established by the CAATE 2020 Professional Standards:
    • Patient/Client Care
    • Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness
    • Health Care Administration
  • Advanced skills in both oral and written communication
  • Advanced skills in discipline-specific research

The program culminates in a research capstone on a topic of interest related to the field of Athletic Training. Graduates of the program will be prepared to engage in scientifically based analysis and development of healthcare research.

Core Credits Required: 63

Students enrolled in Lasell University's undergraduate programs in health science and exercise science will meet all prerequisite requirements to start the graduate program.

MS in Athletic Training prerequisite requirements: 

  • Biology (with lab)
  • Human Anatomy (with lab)
  • Human Physiology (with lab)
  • Chemistry (with lab)
  • Physics (with lab)
  • Exercise Physiology (with lab)
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition

Course Schedule

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Fall 2019

Course Number Name Format Instructor
FALL MAIN: 9/9 - 12/20
MSAT703 Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis I On Campus: TR  12:30PM -  1:45PM Eason, Christy
MSAT705 Prevention & Health Promotion On Campus: TR 11:00AM - 12:15PM Eason, Christy, Havery, Cris & Laham, Ronald
FALL I: 9/9 - 10/29
MSAT707 Emergency Response & Care On Campus: WF 10:00AM - 12:50PM Eason, Christy
FALL 2: 10/30-12/18
MSAT721 Integrated Clinical Experience I TBA   Eason, Christy

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Admission Requirements for two‐year program:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Preferred GPA: 3.0
  • A "C" or better in all prerequisite courses is preferred

Candidates seeking admission to MS in Athletic Training graduate degree programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  4. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school

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