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MS and PhD in Kinesiology Concentration: Athletic Training

Welcome to Temple University Athletic Training. The Athletic Training programs are part of the Department of Kinesiology, which is housed in the College of Public Health. The Department of Kinesiology offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in Kinesiology concentrating in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Please use the links to learn more about our degree programs. View Curriculum for MS in Athletic Training. View Curriculum for PhD in Athletic Training. 

Mission

The mission of a post professional graduate athletic training education program is to expand the applied and experiential knowledge and skills of entry-level certified athletic trainers, to expand the athletic training body of knowledge, and to disseminate new knowledge in the discipline.

The graduate program is committed to advancing the profession of Athletic Training by developing the faculty of reason and critical thinking skills of certified athletic trainers, who are empowered to become leaders in their field by evaluating accepted clinical practice, conducting scientific inquiries, creating, disseminating and clinically applying new knowledge from research that enhances proficiency in sports injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of physically active populations. 

Areas of Distinctiveness

The post professional graduate athletic training education program at Temple University promotes three areas of distinctiveness: brain injury prevention, sensory motor control system, and athletic training research education.
 

Accreditation

The Temple University Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE).

Program Aggregate Data

Within the past three years:

  • 95% graduation rate within 2 years
  • 95% retention rate
  • 100% of students receiving programmatic financial support
    • Graduate assistantships in Temple University Athletics, Campus Recreation, local high schools
    • Teaching assistantships in the Department of Kinesiology
  • 100% of program graduates have gained employment in Athletic Training or a related field
    • Employment settings include: high school, college, clinic and hospital settings, military, physician extender positions and entrance into doctoral programs

Within the past five years:

  • 100% of graduates completed and defended a master’s research project
  • 100% of graduates presented at the College, local, state and/or national level
  • 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals

Program Goals

  • Critically evaluate research evidence;
  • Create and complete a research project;
  • Present and defend results of an independent research project; 
  • Demonstrate professional skills in clinical practice by attending and/or presenting at local, state, or national conferences;
  • Discuss advanced concepts in brain injury and sensorimotor control systems. 

Student Learning Outcomes

1.     Critically evaluate research evidence.

a.     Students will write a comprehensive literature review as part of their
​        master’s project

b.     Students will present and moderate a Journal Club discussion

c.     Students will critically analyze research articles related to their project
        topics

2.     Create and complete a research project.

a.     Students will design methods for their independent master’s research
        project

b.     Students will write methodology for their independent master’s research
        project

c.     Students will complete CITI Human Subjects training

d.     First-year students will formally propose their independent research
        project at the end of the spring semester

e.     Faculty research mentor will evaluate students and the close of each
        semester

3.     Present and defend the results of an independent research project.

a.     Second-year students will formally defend their independent research
        project at the end of the spring semester

b.     Second-year students will formally defend their independent research
        project at the end of the spring semester

4.     Demonstrate professional skills in clinical practice and by attending and/or
       presenting at local, state, or national conferences.

a.     All students will set and meet individual clinical practice goals on a
        semesterly basis

b.     Second-year students will present and demonstrate an evidence-based
        rehabilitation technique

c.     All students will attend a clinical in-service on a semesterly basis

d.     Upon graduation, students will present their independent research
        project at a local, state, region, or national conference

e.     Upon graduation, students will publish their research in a peer-reviewed
        journal

5.     Discuss advanced concepts in brain injury and sensorimotor control systems.

a.     First-year students will describe the nervous system in regards to
        function, components, and organization

b.     Upon graduation, students will identify an advanced comfort level with
        brain injury evaluation techniques

c.     Upon graduation, students will identify an advanced comfort level with
       sensorimotor control function as it relates to injury