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Athletic Training Program Information Sessions

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Athletic trainers are healthcare providers who provide point of care for patients in a variety of settings. Students will learn how to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries and illness related to physical activity. As an athletic trainer, you’ll engage in interprofessional practice with a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians and nurses,  to provide patient-centered care that results in patient participation in athletics, work, and life.

Our master of science in athletic training will prepare you for employment within a variety of settings—from secondary school athletics to professional sports, sports medicine clinics, government agencies, and performing arts organizations.

Program Features

An Innovative Curriculum Focused on Clinical Experiences

Our program focuses on a blend of classroom and clinical education. The 62-credit program (PDF) can be completed over 2 academic years plus summers (6 semesters). The Master of Science in Athletic Training program provides you with the knowledge and skills to prevent, diagnose, and treat various injuries and illnesses in physically active patients.

Clinical experiences begin after completing introductory courses during the first summer semester of the program.

Athletic Training Labs

Our Curriculum prepares students to:

The Behavioral Health course and educational training in cultural competence and patient-centered care prepare students to treat the whole patient, not their injury or condition. Standardized patient experiences provide opportunities to practice communicating with compassion and treat patients based on their goals and values.

The Healthcare Documentation and Informatics and Practice-Based Research courses prepare students to identify a problem in their clinical practice and use data to help address that problem. As a result, students are prepared to conduct continuous quality improvement of their clinical practice.

Students learn how to advocate for themselves and the profession throughout the program. Our graduates are able to step into roles within the profession that allow them to promote the field of athletic training in healthcare.

Students learn with, from and about a variety of other healthcare professions through interprofessional education. Our students engage in interprofessional educational events as part of the Indiana University Medical School Curriculum and interprofessional events with other students in the College of Health. Athletic training, psychology, counseling, speech pathology, audiology, dietician, nursing, medical, and social work students participate together to make patient care decisions.

Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

Our Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in Athletic Training allows you to begin your graduate studies at Ball State while still an undergraduate student saving time and money as you pursue an advanced education in your field of interest.

AMP Program Information

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If you’d like to learn more about our Master's in Athletic Training degree, complete our online form or contact us for more information. And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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