Curriculum (print version)

 Post-Professional Athletic Training Program - Graduate Education

Our aim is that each graduate of the program will excel within our points of distinctiveness at the time of graduation. The points of distinction are threaded throughout the courses in the curriculum and have associated measureable outcomes linked to course assignments and activities.  ISU’s Points of Distinctiveness are:

1.  Athletic Training Education and Leadership - Students will explore evidence, discuss methods, and practice skills resulting in leadership through the education of patients, students, peers, collaborators, and supervisors.

2.  Integrative Health Care - Students will explore evidence, discuss methods, and practice skills resulting in a comprehensive, whole-body approach to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and illnesses of the physically active.

3.  Clinical Outcomes Research - Students will explore evidence, discuss methods, and practice skills resulting in the ability to contribute to the professional body of knowledge through the assessment of clinical practices.

Our program is intended to help students synthesize evidence and clinical expertise with a holistic approach to patient care.  An integrative model will help our students assimilate information about prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and administration to help their patients progress from initial screening through return to participation. 

Our intention is not to develop only classroom educators, but skilled and effective clinical mentors and advocates for the Profession.  While serving as a role model, our students will utilize effective teaching techniques to guide patients, peers, collaborators and supervisors toward an evidence-based and interprofessional approach to patient care.

Our responsibility to the Profession is to measure our successes and failures through clinical outcomes research.  Our students aim to respond to clinical challenges facing Athletic Training practitioners through a structured thesis process.  In this endeavor, our program contributes to the advancement of our Profession, not only through the production of scholarship but also through the cultivation of life-long learners. 


Master of Science—Athletic Training Curriculum

Research (12 hrs)
ATTR 691 Research Methods
ATTR 698 Research Seminar  OR ATTR 699 Master’s Thesis
Statistics Choose one of the following:
EPSY 612; HLTH 604; or PE 605

Credit Hours
Major (24 hrs)
ATTR 625 Athletic Trainer Educator
ATTR 626 Administration and Leadership
ATTR 655 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 1
ATTR 656 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 2

ATTR 660 Environmental Illness
ATTR 661 Evidence Based Rehabilitation of the Kinetic Chain
ATTR 662 Evidence Based Diagnosis of Injuries
ATTR 675 Therapeutic Modalities
ATTR 676 Manual Therapy



** Specific curriculum sequencing for each incoming student class is provided in the Policy and Procedure Manual.