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Athletic Training Program Transitions to a Master’s Program

By Samantha Maxey

Boise State University trustees have approved a Master of Athletic Training program and a Pre-Athletic Training emphasis in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program. The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is in the process of being phased out.

Prospective master’s students can begin applying to the program in the winter of 2018. The first cohort will begin summer 2018, which is a one year overlap with the last undergraduate cohort.

The new Master of Athletic Training program is a 50 credit hour, 24 consecutive month program. There are four separate anatomical region specific diagnosis and intervention courses, four research or evidence based courses, with a research project culmination, and additional immersive clinical experiences.

Boise State undergraduate students will have the option of applying to an accelerated program, where they will complete their bachelor’s degree in three years and their master’s degree in two years.

This transition to the graduate level allows the university and the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology to continue growing the rich history of the athletic training program and profession.

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