The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree is an entry-level athletic training degree which provides graduate students with the knowledge, values, skills and clinical education necessary to effectively practice as certified athletic trainers. Graduates of this program will be prepared to successfully pass the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC), certification examination. The program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree but are seeking entry into the athletic training profession through a graduate program. This program is not intended for students who already have an undergraduate athletic training degree from a CAATE accredited institution or are currently eligible for the BOC certification examination.
The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training is to provide high quality evidence-based educational opportunities for students to achieve intellectual, professional, and personal growth within a nationally accredited curriculum in the field of athletic training to service the healthcare needs of Indiana and beyond.
The MSAT seeks to create a Christ-centered learning culture that promotes and assists in developing professional behaviors that incorporate the values and attitudes of excellence, caring, honesty, and respect that are consistent with the Code of Ethics by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Standards of Professional Practice from the Board of Certification, Inc.
The MSAT program environment within which teaching and learning takes place will unapologetically reflect a Christ-centered approach to education.
The MSAT employs a comprehensive curriculum which incorporates didactic (classroom), laboratory and clinical experiences to expose the Athletic Training student to a broad range of traditional and emerging healthcare delivery modes and to increase their understanding of issues related to athletic health care and a diverse patient population.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is located in the School of Health Sciences. The $43 million dollar, state of the art School of Health Sciences building which is currently under construction and due to open in January 2014.
The School of Health Sciences is devoted to the cause of improving health and quality of life for people through a ministry of healthcare and healing by providing learner centered education, research, evidence-based clinical practice and community advocacy for underrepresented communities. Indiana Wesleyan University seeks to become an influential evangelical Christian provider of health and human service professionals at the local, state, national and global levels.
Athletic Training students will be earning their entry level, professional degree in a learning environment with doctoral degree students in Physical and Occupational Therapy as well as master degree students in Public Health. This inter-professional educational setting enables the Athletic Training student to think collaboratively to promote the best patient outcomes.