M.S. in Athletic Training

College of Health Sciences

(*Note: This program is CAATE-accredited, entry-level/professional.)

Degree Core
SMD 501Human Cadaver Dissection4
SMD 502Prevention & Care of Injury and Illness3
SMD 505Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine3
SMD 510Therapeutic Agents3
SML 510Therapeutic Agents Lab1
SMD 511Principles of Rehabilitation3
SML 511Principles of Rehabilitation Lab2
SMD 512Orthopedic Assessment 13
SMD 513Orthopedic Assessment 23
SMD 514General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology in Athletic Training3
SMD 515Athletic Training Clinical Experience 13
SMD 516Athletic Training Clinical Experience 23
SMD 530Organization and Administration of Athletic Training3
SMD 616Athletic Training Clinical Experience 33
SMD 617Athletic Training Clinical Experience 44
SMD 618Athletic Training Clinical Experience 54
SMD 640Injury Risk and Prevention Strategies3
SMD 654Sport Physiology in Various Populations and Environments3
SML 654Sport Physiology in Various Populations and Environments Lab1
Athletic Training Electives
Select one: 3
Human Cadaver Anatomy
Seminar in Sports Medicine
Selected Topics in Sports Medicine
Total Minimum Credits Required58

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
Summer Before Year 1 (May-July)
Summer Session ICredits
SMD 501 Human Cadaver Dissection 4
SMD 502 Prevention & Care of Injury and Illness 3
Summer Session II
SMD 512 Orthopedic Assessment 1 3
Year 1
SMD 505 Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine 3
SMD 511 Principles of Rehabilitation 3
SML 511 Principles of Rehabilitation Lab 2
SMD 513 Orthopedic Assessment 2 3
SMD 515 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1 3
SMD 510 Therapeutic Agents 3
SML 510 Therapeutic Agents Lab 1
SMD 514 General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology in Athletic Training 3
SMD 516 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 2 3
Summer Session II
SMD 616 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 3 3
Year 2
SMD 530 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 3
SMD 617 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 4 4
SMD 640 Injury Risk and Prevention Strategies 3
SMD 654 Sport Physiology in Various Populations and Environments 3
SML 654 Sport Physiology in Various Populations and Environments Lab 1
SMD 618 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 5 4
SMD Elective 3
 Total Credits58