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Athletic Training

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Feb 1
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    106 SFH
    Admission Requirements
    1. Letter of intent as outlined on the program MAP which can be found on the Exercise Sciences website under Graduate Programs
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.2 for last 60 semester hours of upper level academic work
    3. Resume
    4. Applicants desiring the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) must submit supplementary application documents (Technical Standards, Physical Exam, Immunization/Background Check/Drug Screening) and must be ECC (CPR-AED) certified before first semester of MAT
    5. Nonnative English speakers who are not eligible for an exemption must obtain the minimum required score on any of the English proficiency exams accepted by BYU Graduate Studies. 
    Program Requirements
    This degree provides students with an entry-level degree in athletic training. Upon completing this degree, students will be eligible to complete the BOC exam and become certified athletic trainers (upon passing the BOC) and prepared to assume leadership roles in clinical and allied health and medical programs. This degree does not require research or a thesis.

    • Credit hours:  Minimum 36 work hours.  This is an entry-level master’s degree and does not require research or a thesis.
    • Prerequisites:  Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sciences or a related field, including all of the courses listed below or equivalents:  Science of Biology (CELL 120), Human Anatomy (CELL 220 or equivalent), Essentials in Human Physiology (CELL 305 or CELL 362), Pathophysiology for the AT EXSC 501 (may be taken at BYU when you begin your program if no equivalent), College Physics (Physics 105/107), College Chemistry (Chem 105 or 106/107), Psychology (PSYCH 111).
    • Transfer students need to determine equivalents to prerequisite courses
    • Take all of the following required courses:  ExSc 514515516517518601602603625R, (TC 011), 635688R, and 697.
    • Take the four clinical education courses over four regular fall and winter semesters (8): ExSc 654655656, and 657.
    • Complete elective courses approved by your advisory committee to fulfill program requirements.  Electives from the following:  ExSc 519625R630662663667668669671693R, STAT 511, or other courses as approved by your advisory committee.
    Program Outcomes
    Athletic Training Knowledge, Skills, and Ability
    Students will demonstrate acquisition and application of athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities at the master's degree level. The educational standards are listed as objectives and outcomes in required athletic training courses. The competencies and proficiencies are now curriculum standards: See 2020 Professional Standards for MAT (Appendix F).

    Athletic Training Professional Preparation
    Students will be prepared for athletic training professional practice by demonstrating professional dispositions and clinical decision-making with patients in level-specific practice internships at affiliated clinical sites with the mentoring of qualified clinical preceptors (instructors) by establishing collaborative relationships. Students will also demonstrate leadership and management skills.

    Professional/Ethical Behavior in Classroom, Clinic, and Work
    Students will demonstrate professional, ethical, and moral behavior as students and clinicians in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings preparatory to professional conduct in their careers. As professionals, graduated students will synthesize what they learned at BYU to work as ethical and moral people in their communities.

    Communication Skills
    Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills with emphasis on presentation of clinically relevant evidence. They will communicate effectively and professionally with the sports medicine team, staff members, patients, and peers.

    Integrate Science into Practice
    Students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of clinical research, including design, methods and applied statistics. They will be able to think critically to identify and solve problems by integrating scientific information and research into athletic training practice.

    Evidence-Based Practice
    Students will be able to read, digest, and synthesize key concepts from the relevant athletic training and medical literature. They will be able to develop a relevant clinical question using a predefined question format (e.g., PICO = Patients, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes). They will be able to apply and interpret clinical outcomes to assess patient status, progress, and change using psychometrically sound outcome instruments.

    Program Stats
    Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
    Total Students 4.0
    Male 1.0
    Female 3.0
    LDS 4.0
    BYU Undergraduate 4.0
    Five Year Average of Graduated Students
    Average Years to Degree 1.89
    Graduated Per Year 18.2
    GMAT Quantitative Percentile 67.5
    Five Year Average of Admitted Students
    Applied Per Year 4.4
    Admitted Per Year 4.4
    Percent Admitted 100.0
    Average GPA 3.61