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Athletic Training, M.S.

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Athletic Training, M.S.
School/College: College of Health Sciences

Department Links: Degrees Conferred:
  • M.S. in Athletic Training
Overview
The Integrative Health Care and Performance (IHCP) unit within the Department of Kinesiology at UWM offers the Master of Science in Athletic Training, a professional program that prepares students to become certified athletic trainers, and will be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Athletic trainers are health care professionals who provide physically active people services such as injury/illness prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students in the program will be trained in interprofessional practice, the scholarship of clinical practice, and in specialized clinical reasoning. The IHCP unit engages students in active learning experiences that prepare them for the dynamic nature of patient/client-centered care within an interprofessional environment.

Core and Associated Faculty

Professor
Meyer, Barbara B., Ph.D., Michigan State University
Associate Professors
Earl Boehm, Jennifer, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Ebersole, Kyle, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Assistant Professors
Arvinen-Barrow, Monna, Ph.D., University of Northampton

Non-Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professors
Ericksen, Hayley, Ph.D., ATC, University of Toledo
Mazurek, Renee, P.T., DPT, University of Arizona
Ochsenwald, John, M.S., ATC, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Reckelberg, Renee, M.S., ATC, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Admission
An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:
  1. Earned bachelor’s degree (any field) with cumulative 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of the following foundation courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0:
    1. Human anatomy with lab
    2. Human physiology with lab
    3. Introduction to psychology
    4. Statistics
    5. Chemistry with lab
    6. Physics with lab
    7. Exercise physiology
    8. Biomechanics
    9. Introduction to nutrition
    10. Motor learning
  3. Completion of 20 hours of observation of athletic training practice.
  4. Two letters of recommendation: One from an academic reference, one from an athletic trainer with whom the applicant completed observation hours.
  5. Submission of GRE scores taken within last 5 years.
Major Professor as Advisor
The Graduate School requires that each student have a major professor to advise, supervise, and approve the program of study. Students are assigned faculty advisors upon acceptance into the program.

Credits and Courses
This is a 71-credit, two-year program conducted on a 12-month calendar. Students will matriculate at the start of the Summer term, and take courses for the following Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Spring. Graduation will occur at the end of the Spring term.

Note: With the exception of KIN 550 and 551 in the table below, all courses on this page are PRPP (Physical Rehabilitation and Performance Psychology) courses.
Course number Course title Credits
SUMMER 1 (9 credits, 12 if elective taken)
725 Gross Anatomical Kinesiology 3
710 Prevention and Care of Emergent Medical Conditions in Athletic Training 4
701 Introduction to Clinical Education and Professional Development 1
785 Clinical Education in Athletic Training I 1
  Optional location of 3-credit elective course 3
FALL 1 (16 credits)
747 Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Lower Extremity in Athletic Training 3
757 Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training 3
521 Pathoetiology of Tissue Injury 3
KIN 550 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Movement 3
702 Ethics in Healthcare 1
703 Foundations of Inter-professional Practice 1
786 Clinical Education in Athletic Training II 2
SPRING 1 (16 credits)
748 Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Head and Spine in Athletic Training 3
758 Physical Agents 2
753 Medical Physiology II 3
KIN 551 Psychology of Injury/Illness/Disease: Implications and Strategies for Rehabilitation 3
705 Foundations of Clinical Research 3
787 Clinical Education in Athletic Training III 2
SUMMER 2 (11, 14 if elective taken)
749 Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Upper Extremity in Athletic Training 3
759 Therapeutic Intervention for the Upper Extremity 2
708 Clinical Gait Analysis 3
788 Clinical Education in Athletic Training IV 3
  Optional location of 3-credit elective 3
FALL 2 (7, 10 if elective taken)
704 Professionalism and Leadership in Healthcare 1
883 Capstone Clinical Education in Athletic Training
(4-8 credits variable, totaling 12 over Fall and Spring)
6
  Optional location of 3-credit elective 3
SPRING 2 (9, 12 if elective taken)
744 Healthcare Systems and Administration 3
883 Capstone Clinical Education in Athletic Training
(4-8 credits variable, totaling 12 over Fall and Spring)
6
  Optional location of 3-credit elective 3
* One, 3 credit elective course is required at some point in the degree. The term that it can be taken is flexible as indicated.

Time Limit
The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.

Schedule of Classes

The Schedule of Classes is a list of classes offered by term.

Courses

Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

701 Introduction to Clinical Education and Professional Development. 1 cr. G
Introduction to clinical education including professionalism, compliance, assessment, and interprofessional education Prereq: Good standing in M.S.A.T. or D.P.T. prog or gr. st. and cons. Instr.

702 Ethics in Healthcare. 1 cr. G
Ethical theory and morality with application to healthcare professions Prereq: Good standing in M.S.A.T. or D.P.T. prog or gr. st. and cons. Instr.

703 Foundations of Interprofessional Practice. 1 cr. G
Introductory knowledge of interprofessional teamwork of health care professionals within the health care system Prereq: Gr. st. in good standing

704 Professionalism and Leadership in Healthcare. 1 cr. G
Advanced application of professionalism and leadership skills and behaviors with a focus on transition to independent practice Prereq: Good standing in M.S.A.T. or D.P.T. prog or gr. st. and cons. Instr.

705 (705) Foundations of Clinical Research. 3 cr. G
Research methodology and design with an emphasis on clinical research and applications for determining best practice. Prereq: good standing in DPT or MSAT prog.; or grad st and cons. instr.

708 (KIN 708) Clinical Gait Analysis. 3 cr. G
Instrumented and observational gait analysis techniques and discussion of the theoretical background of normal and abnormal gait with application to clinical examples Prereq: grad st; good standing in DPT or MSAT program; or cons instr.

710 Prevention & Care of Emergent Medical Conditions in Athletic Training. 4 cr. G
Introduction to athletic training knowledge and skills to prevent and manage medical emergencies. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog or grad st & cons instr.

725 Gross Anatomical Kinesiology. 3 cr. G
Anatomical analysis of human body function, including cadaver dissection Prereq: Good standing in MSOT, MSAT or MS Kinesiology prog or gr. st. & cons. instructor

744 (KIN 744) Healthcare Systems and Administration. 3 cr. G
Practice of management skills in athletic training and physical therapy consistent with practice in the U.S. health care system and current practice environments. Prereq: grad st; good standing in DPT or MSAT Program or cons instr

747 Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Lower Extremity in Athletic Training. 3 cr. G
Knowledge and skills to examine, treat, prevent, and rehabilitate activity-related injuries and pathologies of the lower extremity. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog or grad st & cons instr.

748 Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Head and Spine in Athletic Training. 3 cr. G
Knowledge and skills to examine, treat, prevent, and rehabilitate activity-related injuries and pathologies of the head, spine and pelvis. Good standing in MSAT prog or grad st & cons instr.

749 Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of Upper Extremity in Athletic Training. 3 cr. G
Knowledge and skills to examine, treat, prevent, and rehabilitate activity-related injury and pathology of the upper extremity Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog or gr. st. & cons. instructor

753 (753) Medical Physiology II. 3 cr. G
Pathologies and pharmacologic agents related to rehabilitation in physical therapy practice and/or athletic training setting. Prereq: Good standing in DPT or MSAT prog or grad st & cons instr.

757 Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training. 3 cr. G
Knowledge, skill and science of injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance in sport and physical activity; focused on the lower extremity. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog or grad st & cons instr.

758 (Kin 542) Physical Agents. 2 cr. G
The physiological basis, scientific rationale for, and clinical application of thermal, electrophysiology/ electrotherapy and electromagnetic physical agents. Prereq: good standing in DPT or MSAT prog or cons instr

759 Therapeutic Interventions for the Upper Extremity. 3 cr. G
Knowledge, skill and science of injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance in sport and physical activity; focused on the upper extremity along with advanced rehabilitation techniques Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog or gr. st. & cons. Instr.

785 Clinical Education in Athletic Training: I. 1 cr. G
Introductory field practicum experience with an emphasis on application of clinical skills and behaviors related to prevention and care of emergent medical conditions. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog

786 Clinical Education in Athletic Training: II. 2 cr. G
Intermediate field practicum experience with an emphasis on application of clinical skills and behaviors related to examination and treatment of injury and pathology of the lower extremity. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog.

787 Clinical Education in Athletic Training: III. 2 cr. G
Intermediate field practicum experience with an emphasis on application of clinical skills and behaviors related to examination and treatment of injury and pathology of the head, spine, and pelvis. Prereq: Good standing in MSA T prog.

788 Clinical Education in Athletic Training: IV. 3 cr. G
Advanced field practicum experience with an emphasis on application of clinical skills and behaviors related to examination and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremity. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog

883 Capstone Clinical Education in Athletic Training. 4 to 8 cr. G
Capstone field practicum experience with an emphasis on application of clinical skills and behaviors related to athletic training practice. Prereq: Good standing in MSAT prog

Kinesiology course descriptions can be viewed here.