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the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. All course syllabi have been designed to meet specific knowledge, skills and abilities that have been designed according to the standards listed below. Upon graduating with a Master’s of Athletic Training, • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in evidence based practice. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in prevention and health promotion. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in clinical examination and diagnosis. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in acute care of injury and illness. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in therapeutic interventions. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in psychosocial strategies and referral. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in healthcare administration. • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in professional development and responsibility. • Students will demonstrate proficiencies in clinical integration of course materials.
The Gannon Master of Athletic Training program is in the process of compiling necessary documentation to apply for accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This current status does not guarantee accreditation. Only graduates accredited through CAATE are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for athletic trainers. Accreditation materials will be submitted to CAATE in June of 2015, with an anticipated on-site accreditation visit in January of 2016. Initial accreditation decisions would follow in late spring of 2016.
ENTRY-LEVEL MASTER OF ATHLETIC TRAINING (POST BACCALAUREATE) Students who have, or will have, completed an undergraduate degree will be considered for admission if they meet the following qualifications. • Undergraduate degree (or expected completion of undergraduate degree prior to enrollment) in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or related field. • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA, 2.75 in prerequisite courses • Three letters of recommendation FIVE-YEAR MASTER’S OF ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENTS High school students will be eligible for the five-year Master’s of Athletic Training program if they meet the following academic criteria. • Overall high school GPA of 3.0 • SAT of 1000 (math and verbal) or ACT equivalent of 21
• International students should achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 to be considered for full-time enrollment.
Candidates for the entry-level master’s program will be considered for enrollment on a rolling basis. Students will not be accepted for spring semester entry. Students will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along with the standard graduate school application as well as three letters of recommendation. Students will be notified of admissions decisions after review from the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Department of Sport and Exercise Science admissions committee. Students will be required to submit official transcripts and verification of degree completion prior to starting coursework. Candidates who wish to be admitted to the five-year master’s program will be considered according to the entry guidelines that have been set forth above. Students who meet admissions criteria for the program will adhere to the application deadlines defined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Students enrolled in the five-year master’s degree program will be required to meet the following criteria to retain their guaranteed admission to the professional phase of the education (years four and five). • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 both overall and in prerequisite coursework (evaluated after sophomore year, spring semester). Failure to do so will lead to probationary status in which the student will be granted one year to show progress toward raising their GPA to the acceptable standard. At the end of the yearlong probationary period, the student must possess a cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher or they will be removed from the five-year master’s program and will be placed in the undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science bachelor degree program. The student may then apply for admission to the entry-level master’s degree program at the conclusion of the undergraduate degree and will be considered according to the standards highlighted previously. • Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses. o SPRT130: Sport Nutrition o SPRT240: Sport Psychology o SPRT250: Exercise Psychology o SPRT310: Research Methods o SPRT360/361: Kinesiology with Lab o SPRT390/391: Exercise Physiology with Lab o SPRT414: Motor Learning and Development o SPRT415: Motor Learning and Performance o SPRT416: Human Motor Control o SPRT420: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries o SPRT424: Biomechanics o SPRT425: Clinical Exercise Physiology