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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017

Advanced Athletic Training (AAT)

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Master of Science (M.S.)
CIP Code: 51.0913
College of Medicine (MD)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

Contact Information:
College of Medicine
Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Department (OSM)
13220 USF LaUREL Drive MDC 106
Tamp FL  33612

Program Director or Coordinator:
Angela Moore
Phone: 813-974-2833


Faculty Search: Medicine Faculty List

Program Information

The Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training has an emphasis on youth sports injury and other advanced athletic training competencies. This post-professional program is directed towards students who either hold the athletic training credential issued by the Board of Certification (BOC) or who are BOC-eligible or have equivalent athletic training professional preparation and wish to seek an advanced degree. This program is designed to provide students with a post-professional degree in Advanced Athletic Training with an emphasis on youth sports injury. For information on tuition costs, please contact the Program.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: July 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: May 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • A bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Board of Certification (BOC)-certified or equivalent (i.e. certified athletic trainer, recent graduate from CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program, Canadian Athletic Therapist certification)
  • Minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in Athletic Training courses
  • Completion of GRE on record

Admissions Status: Apply


Program Degree Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 33 credit hours

Core Requirements
ATR 6236 Pediatric Sports Medicine (3)
ATR6235 Motor Development & Skill Acquisition (3)
ATR 5605 Youth Injury Epidemiology (3)
ATR 5515 Administrative Aspects of Injury Prevention Programs (3)
ATR 6615 Evidence Based Medicine, Research & Writing (3)
ATR 5508 Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training (Includes 5 days on campus in Tampa) (3)
ATR 6116 Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports Settings (3)
ATR 5319 Rehabilitation Considerations for Children (3)
ATR 6617 Capstone Project I (3)
ATR 6446 Medical Conditions of Adolescents (3)
ATR 6618 Capstone Project II (3)

No thesis is required.

Comprehensive Exam: Capstone requirement
The degree will be a non-thesis option, but will require a capstone project for each student, that will be completed during his or her Year 2 (ATR 6617 & ATR 6618). The capstone project will be in lieu of a comprehensive examination. The project could consist of items such as a comprehensive literature review, development of an injury prevention program, systematic review, development of a policies and procedures manual, etc.

Other Requirements
The program is designed to be completed in two years. The format of the program includes 10 courses, which are taught completely online, and one hybrid course that includes an online component and an on-campus (Tampa, Fl) 5-day session in the summer.

College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.


USF Degree Requirements

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at Then go to the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.


Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ATR6236, ATR6235, ATR5605, ATR5515, ATR6615, ATR5508, ATR6116, ATR5319, ATR6617, ATR6446, ATR6618,