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The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree is a 45-hour, entry-level athletic training degree which provides graduate students with the knowledge, skills and clinical education necessary to meet the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC), certification exam. Certified athletic trainers are health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree but are seeking entry into the athletic training profession through a graduate education program which meets Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards. For more information about the program’s mission, vision, goals and requirements, please refer to the program student manual.

For more information about the athletic training program, please contact program coordinators Ed Sunderland and Megan Bolin.

Degree Sheet     Student Manual


Application Process

Competitive Admission is required for the Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATP).  Due to the requirements of the clinical program, only a finite number of students, approximately 8, will be admitted into the program each year. To apply for the program, students must first complete the UCO athletic training application packet below and be selected for the program PRIOR to applying to the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies.  

Application instructions and forms     Online Application     Transfer Students     Selection Process



Student Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and clinical skills to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.
  • Develop and apply critical thinking, decision-making skills necessary to become an allied-health care provider.
  • Develop and demonstrate ethical leadership and professional behaviors as they relate to health care in a global society.

Facilities

The Graduate Athletic Training Program instructional classroom and lab is located in the Education Building, Room 212. The space is dedicated to formal and clinical instruction, and all of the Athletic Training major courses are taught in this room. In addition, the program utilizes six local high schools, two universities and many physical therapy clinics as clinical sites along with other health care facilities in the area. The Oklahoma City Metro offers a wealth of clinical opportunities, and the program is consistently developing new sites based on students’ interests and requests.