About the Master of Science in Athletic Training
At the intersection of sports and medicine is the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program at Troy University. This program prepares you to make an impact in the lives of patients both on and off the field. If you passionately crave the responsibility to ensure the safety and health of clients of all ages and skill levels, this program at TROY could be the right choice for you. Program beginning Fall 2020.
The courses in the Master of Science in Athletic Training at Troy University, taught by knowledgeable faculty, will prepare you to be a qualified practicing athletic trainer within the human movement and sports medicine healthcare provider network through interdisciplinary, patient-centered education.
Upon graduating from this program, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of professional responsibilities and be able to recognize, assess and treat the acute injuries and common medical conditions of physically active individuals. You will also be able to provide appropriate medical referral or therapeutic treatment and rehabilitative methods in the treatment of injuries and illnesses in the physically active population.
According to the current American College of Healthcare academic program inventory, Troy University has the only stand-alone Master’s program in Athletic Training in the state of Alabama. With the Department of Labor citing that growth is expected to grow nationally an average of 21% and in Alabama by 30% by 2024, you will be well-positioned to meet the growing demand.
A Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Troy University will provide you with the education and experience needed to sit for your Board of Certification exam (BOC) to either immediately enter the work force or further study in Doctoral-level programs, professional school or residency programs.
Of the six entry-level athletic training programs in the state, Troy University has consistently had some of the highest first-time Board of Certification exam pass rates. The most recent 3-year aggregate scores have TROY second in the state at 94%.
Once certified, you will be able to apply your education in a variety of settings, including high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, rehabilitation clinics, military, entertainment and corporations.