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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Athletic Training (ATR)

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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): 60

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Steve Zinder
Phone: 813-974-2833
Email: szinder@health.usf.edu

Website: http://www.usfathletictraining.com/


Faculty Search: Medicine Faculty List


Major Information

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S. in A.T.) major is built around 60 credit hours of required coursework to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the students to sit for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification examination.

Major Research Areas:
Athletic Training, Rehabilitation, Biomechanics, Prevention of Sudden Death in Athletics

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: ---
Spring: ---
Summer: February 15

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
  • Minimum of 3.00 GPA or equivalent in undergraduate coursework
  • Completion of GRE on record
  • Meet the technical standards for admission or show potential for accomplished tasks
  • Three (3) letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement in 1000 words or less describe primary career goals, what has most directly influenced your choice to become an Athletic Trainer, your attributes related to the field of Athletic Training and why you should be selected in the Athletic training major.
  • Interview (via Skype or on campus) with the Athletic Training faculty and staff
  • Must complete a secondary application with ATCAS: https://atcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Prerequisite Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters with lab)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Chemistry (lab preferred not required)
  • Physics (lab preferred not required)
  • Biology (lab preferred not required)
  • Statistics
  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology (Recommended not required)
  • Technical Writing (recommended not required)

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 60 credit hours

Core Requirements
     ATR 5105C Athletic Training Techniques (3)
     ATR 5125 Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice in Sports Medicine (3)
     ATR 5217C Physical Examination I (4)
     ATR 5218C Physical Examination II (4)
     ATR 5348C Health and Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan III (1)
     ATR 5306C Therapeutic Interventions I (4)
     ATR 5307C Therapeutic Interventions II (4)
     ATR 5308C Therapeutic Interventions III (1)
     ATR 5346C Health and Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan I (3)
     ATR 5347C Health and Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan II (1)
     ATR 5435 Medical Conditions (3)
     ATR 5534 Documentation in Athletic Training (1)
     ATR 5612 Evidence Based Medicine in Athletic Training (2)
     ATR 5815 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I (3)
     ATR 5825 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II (3)
     ATR 6114 Preventing Sudden Death in Sport I (2)
     ATR 6115 Preventing Sudden Death in Sport II (2)
     ATR 6226 Advanced Athletic Training (3)
     ATR 6517 Professional Practice (4)
     ATR 6616 Research in Athletic Training (3)
     ATR 6835 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III (3)
     ATR 6845 Clinical Experience IV (3)

*Students are required to complete between 200-300 clinical hours per semester at various assigned clinical sites around the Tampa area. In accordance to accreditation standards, these clinical experiences must be tied directly to academic credit.

**Many students will take advantage of the summer between the 1st and 2nd years to obtain clinical internships in both local and out of town entities.

Non-Thesis
No thesis is required.

Comprehensive Exam: Capstone requirement
The major is a non-thesis option, but requires a capstone project for each student, that will be completed in his or her last semester during the Research in Athletic Training course. 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. The Athletic Training faculty will approve the contents of individual projects during the Research in Athletic Training course (ATR 6610).

Other Information:
Graduation Requirements - Students will complete all 60 hours of didactic coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students will complete at least 1000 hours of clinical education under an approved Preceptor.

Sequence:
Year 1(41)
     Summer
          AT Techniques(3)
          Anat Basis of Clin Prac(3)
          Documentation in AT (1)

     Fall
          Physical Exam I(4)
          Therapeutic Inter I(4)
          PreventingSudden Death I (2)
          Preventing Sudden Death II(2)
          Clinical Exp 1(3)

     Spring
          TherapeuticInter II (4)
          PhysicalExam II (4)
          Health and Wellness I(3)
          MedicalConditions (3)
          EvidenceBased Med (2)
          Clinical Exp II(3)

Year 2(20)
     Summer
          Open time for clinical internships

     Fall
          Health and Wellness II(1)
          Healthand Wellness III (1)
          Professional Practice(4)
          Researchin AT (3)
          Clinical Exp III(3)

     Spring
          TherapeuticInt III (1)
          Advanced AT(3)
          Clinical Exp IV(3)


College Degree Requirements

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

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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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