M.S. in Athletic Training - Post-Professional Concentration

College of Health Sciences

(*Note: This program is post-professional for certified or certified-eligible trainers (not CAATE-accredited).

Degree Core
SMD 501Human Cadaver Dissection4
SMD 505Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine3
Concentration Core
SMD 500Human Cadaver Anatomy2
SMD 630Research Methods and Biostatistics for Athletic Training3
or EXS 501 Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Recreation
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
SMD 592Seminar in Sports Medicine3
SMD 693Selected Topics in Sports Medicine3
SMD 698Research I3
SMD 699Research II3
Suggested Electives9
Select three courses from among the following options:
Metabolic, Endocrine, and Digestive Physiology
Advanced Motor Learning
Environmental Physiology
Neuromuscular Physiology
Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Total Minimum Credits Required36

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
SMD 630
Research Methods and Biostatistics for Athletic Training
or Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Recreation
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
Elective 3
SMD 500 Human Cadaver Anatomy 2
SMD 501 Human Cadaver Dissection 4
SMD 592 Seminar in Sports Medicine 3
Year Two
SMD 505 Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine 3
SMD 698 Research I 3
Elective 3
SMD 693 Selected Topics in Sports Medicine 3
SMD 699 Research II 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits36