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  Oct 21, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Athletic Training, M.S.


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Athletic training is an allied health profession within the American Medical Association. The Xavier University Athletic Training Program (XU-ATP) functions to prepare students, in the Jesuit tradition, to serve others through competent and compassionate healthcare. The XU-ATP provides a positive learning environment that fosters ethical decision-making, and collaboration with emphasis on instilling the values of continuous improvement and life-long learning.  The XU-ATP merges rigorous course work with a variety of applied clinical experiences to build a strong foundation for a career in the field of athletic training.

The Xavier University Athletic Training Program fulfills the curricular guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Completing a degree in our Master of Science in Athletic Training program fulfills the eligibility requirements of the BOC certification exam. Graduates of Xavier University’s Athletic Training Program receive a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Athletic Training and are eligible to sit for the BOC exam.

Go to http://www.xavier.edu/master-of-athletic-training-program/Admission.cfm for current information pertaining to accreditation, program admission, technical standards, graduation requirements and the curriculum.

The Masters in Athletic Training program operates on a rolling admissions basis.  We welcome complete applications as early as August; however, the deadline is February 15th.  Students may apply after the deadline, and we will review applications on a rolling basis as space permits in the cohort. 

Students with incomplete prerequisites may apply; however, they must state how they will satisfy the prerequisites prior to the start of the program.  A student with deficiencies may be considered for conditional admission to the program if he or she fails to meet any of the requirements, however, all requirements must be met prior to the start of the program.

Students may enter the M.S. in Athletic Training degree through one of two options (see below).

Option 1:  2-year program for students with a bachelor’s degree

Students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement in completion of a bachelor’s degree and have completed all prerequisites may complete the 2-year / 5-semester MS in AT degree.

Option 2:  5-year program for students without a bachelors degree (3+2 design)

In the first three years of this program students will complete courses to fulfill all XU core requirements, Exercise Science major requirements, and prerequisites for the MS in AT program.  Once accepted into the MS in AT degree program, students complete the 2-year / 5-semester MS in AT degree.  After the fourth year at XU, students will earn an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and after the fifth year, students will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training. 

Program Admission Requirements


MS in AT (5 year option):  Conditional Graduate Program Admission Requirements

Prospective students in the XU-Exercise Science major, interested in pursuing the Masters of Science in Athletic Training degree program must meet the pre-requisites listed below.

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of Xavier University’s core and Exercise Science degree requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of 97 credits
  • Overall 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of “C” in each pre-requisite course (C- is not acceptable)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all pre-requisite courses

            Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 140-143)
  • Students changing their major from Biology can petition to use BIOL 160-163
  • Exercise Physiology (EXSC 225)
  • Chemistry + Lab  (CHEM 150 & 151)
  • Physics + Lab (PHYS 140 & 141)
  • Nutrition (EXSC 330)
  • Statistics (MATH 116 or 156)
  • English Composition (ENGL 101) or Rhetoric (ENGL 115)

 

  • Completion of 40 hours of Professional exploration: a minimum of two athletic training practice settings addressing the needs of distinct patient populations
  • CPR Certification (AHA ACLS, AHA BLS Healthcare Provider, or ARC CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
  • First Aid Certification (ARC)

 

Prospective students will be asked to submit the following along with an online application form by the Admission Deadline (February 15th for the following summer semester).

  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university to the Office of the Graduate School, of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work.  Transcripts must demonstrate that the GPA, and pre-requisite course requirements have been met.
  • Documentation of 40 hours of Professional exploration: a minimum of two athletic training practice settings addressing the needs of distinct patient populations
  • Proof of current CPR Certification (AHA ACLS, AHA BLS Healthcare Provider, or ARC CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer)
  • Proof of current First Aid Certification (ARC)
  • Read the Technical Standards and submit the signed Technical Standards Verification Form.
  • A one-page statement of your career goals and how Xavier’s Athletic Training Program fits with your goals.
  • Two letters from professional and/or academic references who are able to assess your potential for success in this program

** Once all pre-requisites have been meet, qualified students will complete an Interview with an Athletic Training Faculty member (in person or over the phone).

MS in AT (2 year option):  Admission Requirements

Prospective students with a bachelors degree interested in pursuing the Masters of Science in Athletic Training degree program must meet the pre-requisites listed below.

Pre-requisites:

  • A bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Overall 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  • Minimum grade of “C” in each pre-requisite courses (C- is not acceptable)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all pre-requisite courses

            Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology can be combined or separate
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Chemistry + Lab
  • Physics + Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • English Composition (Writing course)

 

  • Completion of 40 hours of Professional exploration: a minimum of two athletic training practice settings addressing the needs of distinct patient populations
  • CPR Certification (AHA ACLS, AHA BLS Healthcare Provider, or ARC CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer)
  • First Aid Certification (ARC)

 

Prospective students will be asked to submit the following along with an online application form by the Admission Deadline (February 15th for the following summer semester).

  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university to the Office of the Graduate School, of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work.  Transcripts must demonstrate that the GPA, and pre-requisite course requirements have been met.
  • Documentation of 40 hours of Professional exploration: a minimum of two athletic training practice settings addressing the needs of distinct patient populations
  • Proof of current CPR Certification (AHA ACLS, AHA BLS Healthcare Provider, or ARC CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer)
  • Proof of current First Aid Certification (ARC)
  • Read the Technical Standards and submit the signed Technical Standards Verification Form.
  • A one-page statement of your career goals and how Xavier’s Athletic Training Program fits with your goals.
  • Two letters from professional and/or academic references who are able to assess your potential for success in this program

** Once all pre-requisites have been meet, qualified students will complete an Interview with an Athletic Training Faculty member (in person or over the phone).

Progression & Retention Requirements


  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “B-” in all graduate athletic training courses.  Students may repeat a course one time to improve their grade and meet graduation requirements.  If a student does not meet the minimum grade requirement the second time a course is taken, they will not be permitted to retake the course, and will be dismissed from the program.
  • Students must maintain current First Aid and CPR certification. Students are not allowed to participate in clinical experiences without current CPR & First Aid credentials.  Students without current credentials will be suspended from all clinical experiences until this requirement is met.
  • Students must follow all program policies & procedures and adhere to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Code of Ethics.  Violations will be dealt with on an individual basis, but could result in probation, suspension, or expulsion of the program depending on the severity. 
  • A code of ethical behavior and conduct has been developed to ensure professional behavior of all students enrolled in the Master’s in Athletic Training. The Program Director will review cumulative code infractions at the end of each academic semester. A student who exceeds the maximum cumulative infraction points as outlined in the student handbook will be deemed unprofessional and will not be permitted to continue in the program.
  • Students must receive satisfactory clinical evaluations from their assigned preceptors.  Students receiving unsatisfactory evaluations will be required to meet with the Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator to devise a plan intended to improve the student’s clinical success. The student has one semester to improve their clinical evaluation ratings.  Failure to follow the agreed upon plan may result in probation, suspension, or expulsion of the program depending on the case.

Graduation Requirements


  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Students must have a minimum grade of “B-” in each required course.
  • Students must pass each of the required Clinical Integration Proficiencies.
  • Students must pass a Xavier University Athletic Training comprehensive exam.

Course Sequence


First Year


Second Year


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