Aug 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog

Athletic Training (GR)


Program Information


The graduate Athletic Training Program is designed for Board of Certification (BOC) certified (ATC) or certification eligible athletic trainers. The program will allow students to focus on one of three concentrations:
(1) Athletic Training Administration
This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who wish to pursue, or advance a career, as a head or assistant athletic trainer in numerous settings. The concentration is designed to enhance knowledge in areas of managerial and supervisory strategies as well as ethics, public relations, facility design, marketing and legal issues.
(2) Athletic Training Professional Preparation
This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who are interested in athletic training education and student learning. This program was designed to enhance the knowledge of future athletic training program directors, clinical coordinators and approved clinical instructors within an athletic training education program. Areas of study include; pedagogy, curriculum development and clinical education.
(3) Athletic Training Rehabilitation
This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who are passionate about athletic reconditioning, rehabilitation and functional return of the physically active person. This program is designed to enhance skills and knowledge in areas of strength and conditioning, advanced therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities and exercise physiology.

The thirty-six semester hour program will provide students with a strong theoretical and research basis in their concentration. All students will be required to complete a fieldwork experience specific to their concentration and professional goals. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any three courses will be expected to move from the Athletic Training concentration to another program or area of concentration. NOTE: The program is not a BOC certification preparation program.

Undergraduate prerequisites/competencies: Applicants will need to demonstrate course work proficiency in the following areas in addition to BOC certification or eligibility for certification.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with Lab)
  • Chemistry (with Lab)
  • Physics (with Lab)
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Basic and Advanced Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Modalities and Exercise
  • Statistics
  • Computers
  • Skills

The basic program requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate coursework.

Degree Information


The candidate will be eligible for either a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree or a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Athletic Training depending upon the selection made in consultation with the advisor.

Contact Information


Jessica Barrett
Jbarrett3@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 738-3178
(413) 748-4763

A. Core Requirement (3 credits)


B. Research Requirement (4-6 credits)


D. Concentration Options


Student selects one of three concentration options:

  1. Athletic Training Administration
  2. Athletic Training Professional Preparation
  3. Athletic Training Rehabilitation

1. Athletic Training Administration concentration


2. Athletic Training Professional Preparation


3. Athletic Training Rehabilitation


E. Additional Information


Candidates in Athletic Training are eligible for the M.S. or M.Ed. with completion of a thesis.  Students who complete a non-thesis option are eligible for the M.Ed. and must complete a School of PEPL poster presentation of their independent study.