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 Graduate College

Athletic Training (MS)

School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
203 Wellness/Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Head: Dr. Doris Corbett
Phone: (319) 273-6475

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Peter Neibert
Phone: (319) 273-6447

Read the UNI Catalog description:

The Athletic Training Master of Science degree is designed for those who are NATABOC certified athletic trainers who wish further education in treatment and rehabilitation of the physically active.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree is designed for post-professionals that hold the BOC credential who wish to further develop their scholarly clinician knowledge and skills.  This program is balanced around didactic, research, and service components focused on: 1) increasing depth and breadth of athletic training subject matter and skills beyond those of the entry-level athletic trainer; 2) enhancing critical thinking to aid knowledge of discipline assumptions and develop understanding of viable alternative assumptions; 3) developing understanding of the theoretical bases of advanced athletic training knowledge and skill; 4) expanding abilities to discover and develop new knowledge; 5) advancing knowledge and skills in preparation for leadership in athletic training; and 6) instilling a responsibility of service to the profession and communities.

Program admission is based on undergraduate GPA, program application materials, and admission to the Graduate College.  Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Division of Athletic Training (within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services) for program application materials or for any other application requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate study admission can be found

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This degree is offered on the thesis and non-thesis option. A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required. The thesis option requires 6 hours of AT 6299 (42T:299) and the non-thesis option requires 2 or 3 hours of AT 6299 (42T:299). A minimum of 21 semester hours at the 200/6000-level is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

Athletic Training:
AT 6210 (42T:210)Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment I2
AT 6220 (42T:220)Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment II2
AT 6240 (42T:230)Evidence Based Practice I2
AT 6250 (42T:240)Evidence Based Practice II2
AT 6260 (42T:250)Orthopaedic Surgical Interventions2
AT 6289 (42T:289)Seminar in Athletic Training (10 hrs.)10
AT 6297 (42T:297)Practicum4
Health, Phyical Education and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:6
HPELS 6210 (440:210)
Quantitative Methods in HPELS
HPELS 6290 (440:290)
Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
Research:2-3 or 6
AT 6299 Research
Thesis option (6 hrs.)
Non-thesis option (2-3 hrs.)
Electives:0 or 3-4
Thesis option (0 hrs.)
Non-thesis option (3-4 hrs.)
Total hours36