The Graduate Athletic Training Program is a CAATE-accredited post-professional program. Since 1972, we have been educating graduate students to become leaders and contributing members of the athletic training profession. We offer the options of a one- or two-year program that emphasize academics, research and clinical practice. The two-year program has a thesis option. The advanced curriculum challenges students to become better clinicians, researchers and teachers, and valuable assets to the community. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Master of Science in Athletic Training.
Research informs clinical practice and education. Our program is designed to guide students through the research process as they work to complete an original data-driven research project or thesis. Experienced faculty mentors guide the student from the conception of an idea through data collection and analysis to its presentation. Students are encouraged to pursue grant opportunities from the Graduate Student Senate, professional organizations and other private organizations.
In addition to the quality research that our students complete and submit for publication, we offer valuable teaching experiences. Graduate students may serve as teaching assistants in our professional (undergraduate) athletic training program. First-year GAs function as clinical instructors and preceptors so that they may directly supervise undergraduate students in a clinical experience.
Graduate assistantships may be available for students who are Ohio licensed athletic trainers or registered as an AT in West Virginia. These GA positions are available in intercollegiate athletics, club sports, club ice hockey, and at area high schools. These rural Appalachian high schools are located in medically underserved areas. Our GAs provide a very important community service for these athletes and we are very proud of our impact. While managing the health of our athletes, we also strive to raise public awareness of the role of the contemporary athletic trainer.
Athletic Training at Ohio University
National Athletic Trainers Association
Commission on Accrediation of Athletic Training Education
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Occupations Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
Please contact our program director, Chad Starkey, PhD, AT, FTNATA, (740) 593-1217, firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate any questions or comments.
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