Jun 27, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Athletic Training, M.S.


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Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.. 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 https://www.xavier.edu/master-of-science-in-athletic-training-program/index for current information pertaining to accreditation, program admission, technical standards, graduation requirements and the curriculum.

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.  At 120 credits students will be eligible to earn an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science.  After the fifth year, students will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Note:  Xavier University has an affiliation agreement with Ohio Northern University. Students attending Ohio Northern University with a concentration in Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences may apply to Xavier University during their 3rd year in the program.  Qualified students who are admitted into the MSAT program, may be permitted to start the MSAT program prior to completion of their bachelors degree from Ohio Northern University.  This program is similar to option 2 above.

Program Admission Requirements


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 + Lab (total of 8 credits)
    • or Human Anatomy + Lab (total of 4 credits) + Human Physiology + Lab (total of 4 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Chemistry + Lab
  • Physics + Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • English Composition (Writing course)
  • Biology (if any of the other pre-requisite courses were taken in a biology department, they may fill this requirement)
  • Completion of 40 hours of Professional exploration: a minimum of two athletic training practice settings addressing the needs of distinct patient populations

 

Prospective students will be asked to submit the following along with an online application form.

  • 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
  • Technical Standards Verification.
  • Answers to 5 short application questions about your observation experiences, career goals, and personality.
  • 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.

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 300)
  • Chemistry + Lab (CHEM 150 & 151)
  • Physics + Lab (PHYS 140 & 142)
  • Nutrition (EXSC 360)
  • Statistics (MATH 116 or 156)
  • English Composition (ENGL 101) or Rhetoric (ENGL 115)
  • Biology (any biology course will count including BIOL 140-143 or BIOL 160-163)
  • Completion of 40 hours of Professional exploration: a minimum of two athletic training practice settings addressing the needs of distinct patient populations.

 

Prospective students will be asked to submit the following along with an online application form.

  • 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
  • Technical Standards Verification.
  • Answers to 5 short application questions about your observation experiences, career goals, and personality.
  • 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.

Progression & Retention Requirements


  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “B-” in all 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 follow all XU-ATP policies & procedures and adhere to the XU-ATP Code of Ethics and the NATA 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. 
  • Students must pass each program checkpoint.  Checkpoints consist of academic and clinical program expectations.  Any student that does not meet each component of a checkpoint will be placed on academic probation.

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 program checkpoint.

Course Sequence


Summer Semester


  • ATTR 500 - Care & Prevention
  • ATTR 501 - Athletic Training Skills
  • ATTR 510 - Anatomical Kinesiology

Total (9)

First Year


Fall Semester


  • ATTR 521 - Lower Extremity Injuries
  • ATTR 531 - Therapeutic Interventions 1
  • ATTR 540 - Evidence Based Practice
  • ATTR 561 - Clinical Experience 1

Total (11)

Spring Semester


  • ATTR 522 - Upper Extremity Injuries
  • ATTR 523 - Head, Spine & Thorax Injuries
  • ATTR 532 - Therapeutic Interventions 2
  • ATTR 541 - Research 1
  • ATTR 550 - IP Collaboration
  • ATTR 562 - Clinical Experience 2

Total (13)

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • ATTR 600 - Medical Issues in AT
  • ATTR 610 - Administrative Concepts
  • ATTR 633 - Therapeutic Interventions 3
  • ATTR 642 - Research 2
  • ATTR 663 - Clinical Experience 3

Total (12)

Spring Semester


  • ATTR 650 - Contemporary Issues in AT
  • ATTR 664 - Clinical Experience 4

Total (9)

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