Athletic Training Department
Be the difference between the sideline and the spotlight
Athletic trainers are integral to keeping athletes and other physically active individuals at the top of their game. The profession is a great way to help others stay healthy and perform at a high level.
St. Scholastica's entry-level master's in athletic training program offers exceptional career preparation for our graduates. Our low student-to-instructor ratios in classes and clinical settings, wide array of clinical opportunities and modern facilities provide students with the feel of a small college with the resources of a large institution.
Program options for graduates and undergraduates
- Post-baccalaureate master's program. For students who have already earned a bachelor's degree. This option takes 23 months to complete.
- "Finish in Five" program. For students without a bachelor's degree, we offer an accelerated program in which you earn both a bachelor's and master's degree. The program takes 5 years to complete.
- Kin Com Isokinetic Testing
- Dartfish Video Analysis Software
- Biodex Balance and Unweighing Systems
- Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound and Laser/Light Therapy
- Powerplate Airdaptive 5 Vibration Therapy
- Cadaver lab
- Traction table
What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training is an AMA-recognized Allied Health profession that emphasizes the delivery of health care to physically active and athletic populations. The National Athletic Trainers' Assocation (NATA) is the field's professional organization.
The athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the sports medicine team in secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, clinics, industries, and other health care settings. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physician and are responsible for prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of physical activity/athletic injuries.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 30 percent job growth for athletic trainers between now and 2020. Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics, high schools and colleges, and professional sports.
Benefits of a master's degree
In a competitive job market, our entry-level master's in athletic training can make you stand out from the crowd. More importantly, you'll have a deeper and more thorough understanding of the practice of athletic training and a wealth of hands-on clinical experience.
- Over 70% of athletic trainers possess advanced degrees and 2011 NATA salary data demonstrates that those with master's degrees earn, on average, $5000 more than those with bachelor's degrees.
- Allows college athletes to pursue that experience as an undergraduate and pursue career development as a graduate.
- We offer opportunities above and beyond what you'll find in an undergraduate program. These include experiences in diagnostic and imaging techniques, ergogenic aids, ergonomics, ethics, evidence based practice, integrative medicine, manual therapy, neuromuscular function, outcomes assessment, post-surgical rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, research, and critical thinking.