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Athletic Training

Marshall University
Huntington, West VirginiaUSA
On campus
 2628 Points
2 Years
Apply date
Aug 2024

Program Description

The Marshall University Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (PMSATP) is fully accredited by the CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). Marshall University has one of the most affordable athletic training program tuition’s in the country. The multifaceted program blends classroom instruction, research, and clinical rotations where students obtain real life experience working hands-on with certified athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists, and other allied health care professionals.

Marshall University offers a variety of clinical settings both traditional and non-traditional, as well as a unique curriculum that prepares students to take and pass the national BOC board exam (Board of Certification Exam). They offer the only 3+2 athletic training graduate program in the state of West Virginia in addition to the traditional 4+2 offering, which is perfect for those who have earned a bachelor’s degree, and want to earn a master’s degree in athletic training.

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Exercise Physiology


Personal Health / Wellness

Medical Terminology


First Aid & CPR

Introduction to Athletic Training

Foundational clinical skills in athletic training

Assessment of orthopedic injuries

General medical conditions

Therapeutic interventions

Organization and administration in athletic training

Current trends in athletic training

Research methods

Completion of a graduate research project


A professional degree in Athletic Training and BOC certification offers graduates opportunities to practice in a variety of clinical settings including, but not limited to:

  • Public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and Olympic sports
  • Youth leagues, municipal and independently owned youth sports facilities
  • Physician practice, similar to nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and other professional clinical personnel
  • Rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehab, medical fitness, wellness and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments in commercial settings, which include manufacturing, distribution and offices to assist with ergonomics
  • Police and fire departments and academies, municipal departments, branches of the military
  • Performing arts including professional and collegiate level dance and music

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