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The Entry-level Master's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Education (CAATE).




The entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training program prepares students for the BOC Inc. Athletic Training exam, a career in athletic training rooted within the broader spectrum of health care, and the ability to exert profound change in an ever-changing world by extending the mission of the College.

Mission Statement

Shaped by the Catholic Benedictine Heritage, the entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training at The College of St. Scholastica prepares entry-level practitioners in athletic training capable of working collaboratively to care for diverse physically active populations.

The clinical experience is vital for allowing students to translate their knowledge, skills and abilities to clinical practice. Students will accrue 13 credits consisting of 8-9 distinct clinical experiences via the St. Scholastica athletics department, other local colleges/universities, high schools, and clinics. Included in second-year clinical experiences is a required 12-week clinical immersion during which students will have full-time placement with a supervising athletic trainer, either at a local clinical site, or, if desired, one contracted in a different geographic location. Students should attain a minimum of 80 contact hours per credit in their clinical experiences and no more than 160 hours per credit.

The plan is as follows:

  • A one-week orientation to clinical practice on CSS campus the first summer to prepare students for upcoming fall clinical assignments. Orientation is focused on clinical policies and procedures, routine daily tasks, and initial prevention procedures learned during the first summer session.
  • First-year clinical experiences are a mix of more traditional experiences that include activities with both genders, high-risk, team, and individual sports, and orthopedic patient populations at local clinics which includes surgical observations.
  • Second-year clinical experiences begin with a four-week immersive pre-season sports experience followed by an eight-week immersive clinical experience in a setting tailored to the student’s interest (either locally or at a distance) that allows for growth in autonomous decision-making in a supervised context. This 12-week immersive clinical experience is then followed by placements at local sites through the winter and spring, including ambulance ride-along experiences, and allow the student to complete remaining clinical learning objectives.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of foundational knowledge and skills
    • Students will demonstrate ability to prevent injuries
    • Students will demonstrate ability to recognize and evaluate injuries
    • Students will demonstrate ability to utilize therapeutic interventions in providing care to acute and chronic injuries
  • Students will demonstrate integration of advanced level knowledge and skill
    • Students will demonstrate advanced level knowledge and application of skills
    • Students will reflect on use of advanced knowledge and skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication with individuals, groups, and society.
    • Students will convey written information to appropriate constituents
    • Students will utilize verbal communication skills effectively
    • Students will effectively present information on a sports medicine related topic to a public group
  • Students will demonstrate integration of Benedictine Values.
    • Students will participate in service to community groups
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of Love of Learning in Preparation for CEU’s
    • Students will reflect on all Benedictine values
  • Students will demonstrate competence in clinical decision making
    • Students will successfully diagnose injuries
    • Students will implement appropriate treatment and referral decisions
    • Students will implement effective rehabilitation programs
  • Students will demonstrate evidence of post-graduate preparedness.
    • Students will defend research poster project to faculty
    • Students will successfully complete the Board of Certification, Inc. exam
    • Students will achieve career placement
    • Students will master contemporary technology
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • Duluth Denfeld High School
  • Duluth East High School
  • Duluth Marshall High School
  • Essentia Healthcare - Medical Orthopedics 
  • Essentia Healthcare - Occupational Health 
  • Esko High School 
  • Hermantown High School 
  • Northwestern (Wis.) High School 
  • Proctor High School 
  • St. Luke's Orthopedics 
  • Superior (Wis.) High School 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth 
  • University of Wisconsin Superior
  • Achieve Therapy and Fitness, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Allina Health, Cambridge, Minn.
  • Amery Medical Center, Amery, Wis.
  • Athletico, Chicago, Ill.
  • Bigstone Physical Therapy, Morris, Minn.
  • CURE International, Dominican Republic
  • Disney's Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Fla.
  • Duluth Huskies Baseball, Duluth, Minn. 
  • Farmington High School, Farmington, Minn.
  • Fit U Studio, Burnsville, Minn.
  • Galeon Continuing Care Facility Wellness Center, Osakis, Minn. 
  • HEAT Program, Heartland Orthopedics, Alexandria, Minn.
  • ImPact Sports/Athletic Republic, Duluth, Minn. 
  • Indiana Fever (WNBA), Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Institute for Athletic Medicine, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • International Gymnastics Camp, Stroudsburg, Pa.
  • JRobinson Wrestling Camp, Minneapolis, Minn. 
  • Lake Owen Gymnastics/Extreme Sports Camps, Cable, Wis.
  • Lakes Region Health Care, Fergus Falls, Minn.
  • Lake Superior Rage, Duluth, Minn.
  • Mayo Health, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Minnesota Hockey Camps, Brainerd, Minn.
  • Minnesota Twins Minor League Complex, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Northfield Hospital, Northfield, Minn.
  • Prevea Sports Medicine, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Proctor High School, Proctor, Minn.
  • Ralph Lundy Soccer Camps, Carolinas
  • St. Cloud River Bats Baseball, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Croix Orthopedics, Stillwater, Minn.
  • St. Luke's Orthopedics, Duluth, Minn.
  • Sanford Health, Bemidji, Minn.
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Total Function Physical Therapy Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • TRIA Orthopedics, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minn.
  • University of Minnesota Football, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Athletics, Green Bay, Wis. 
  • University of Wisconsin Health Sports Medicine, Madison, Wis.
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Greenfield, Wis.
  • Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball Club, Wausau, Wis.
  • Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
  • Aurora Healthcare, Sheboygan, WI
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji MN
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (intern)
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, IN (intern)
  • Concordia University, Mequon, WI (PA Program)
  • Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, WI
  • Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Essentia Health/Spooner HS, Spooner, WI
  • Fairview Health Systems, Minneapolis, MN
  • Firstlight Healthcare, Mora, MN
  • Groves Work Ready, Minneapolis, MN
  • Health Strategies, Minneapolis, MN
  • Impact Rehabilitation/Orange High School, Orange, CA
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, ND
  • Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
  • Liberty High School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mayo Clinic Health System. Rice Lake, WI
  • Memorial Hospital/Moffat CO HS, Craig, CO
  • Midland University, Fremont, NB
  • Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital/Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
  • Northland College, Ashland, WI
  • Novacare Rehabilitation/Irondale High School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN
  • OSI Physical Therapy, Oakdale, MN
  • Portage Health/Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI
  • Prevea Health/Ashwaubenon HS, Green Bay, WI
  • Prevea Health/UW Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
  • St. Croix Orthopedics, Stillwater, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists/Providence Academy, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists/St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, MN
  • Sports and Orthopedic Specialists/St. Thomas Academy, Minneapolis, MN
  • Summit Orthopedics/Minnesota Swarm, St. Paul, MN
  • The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
  • TRIA Orthopedics/St. Paul Johnson HS, St. Paul, MN
  • Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation/Clear Lake HS/Clayton HS, Turtle Lake, WI
  • Twin Cites Orthopedics, Minneapolis, MN
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics/Minnesota United FC, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
  • University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Racine, WI

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