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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


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
Email: amoore2@health.usf.edu

Website: http://health.usf.edu/medicine/orthopaedic/athletictraining/masters/index.htm


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Major 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 major 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 major 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 department.

Accreditation Information:

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

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


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 for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A bachelor's 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 3.00 out of a possible 4.00 with a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 in Athletic Training courses
  • Completion of GRE on record

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major 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)

Non-Thesis
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 major is designed to be completed in two years. The format of the major 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.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ 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: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx 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.

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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,