Athletic Training Graduate Major (MATRN)
The Athletic Training graduate major is a two-year program leading to the Master of Athletic Training degree, MATRN.
Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination. Successful completion of this examination is the prerequisite to obtaining registration as an Athletic Trainer in the state of Oregon.
The clinical education of students in the athletic training program primarily takes place during rotations with various OSU intercollegiate athletic teams, some of the most culturally diverse groups on the OSU campus. This experience helps students develop sensitivity to varying cultures, strategies for overcoming potential cultural barriers to communication, and interpersonal skills that serve them well outside the campus community.
Athletic Training Program Admission Criteria
- Baccalaureate degree program from an accredited university prior to beginning the program.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 from the undergraduate degree.
- Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a certified athletic trainer (ATC).
- Personal statement.
- Meet program technical standards with or without accommodations as required by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accreditation standards 64 and 65.
- Minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteering and/or observation under an ATC within two years prior to program application. Documentation of clinical hours must be verifiable on the official program application. Note: Hours obtained under the supervision of a physical therapist do not count unless the individual is dual credentialed as an ATC/PT.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years.
- Satisfactory completion (C– or better with a cumulative GPA of 3.0) in the following prerequisite course work (course syllabi must be submitted to the program director with the application):
Prerequisite Course Work
Biology, 12 credits
- Human Anatomy—Human anatomy with the study of skeletons and models.
- Human Physiology—Human physiology with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms.
Exercise Science, 12 credits
- Exercise Physiology—Understanding of factors affecting the physiological function of the body related to exercise and physical performance.
- Biomechanics/Anatomical Kinesiology—Anatomical and mechanical bases of physical activity with emphasis on the analysis of sport and exercise skills.
- Nutrition—Basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on the nutrients and factors that affect their utilization in the human body.
Chemistry, 12 credits
- General Chemistry—Completion of introductory general chemistry series.
Athletic Training Graduate Courses
|KIN 511||INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING||4|
|KIN 520||ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT OF UPPER EXTREMITY INJURIES||4|
|KIN 521||ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT OF LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES||4|
|KIN 522||ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT OF SPINE||4|
|KIN 561||PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||3|
|KIN 565||EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS TRAUMA||3|
|KIN 566||GENERAL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT||3|
|KIN 567||PHARMACOLOGY IN ATHLETIC TRAINING||3|
|KIN 568||ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT||3|
|KIN 569||EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE||3|
|KIN 584||THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES||4|
|KIN 585||UPPER EXTREMITY THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE||4|
|KIN 586||LOWER EXTREMITY THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE||4|
|H 523||FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH||4|
|NUTR 535||NUTRITION AND EXERCISE: MACRONUTRIENTS AND ENERGY METABOLISM||3|
Major Code: 2440