Master of Science of Athletic Training

For many people, athletic trainers have become a critical part of the healthcare team, helping them maintain wellness, recover from injuries and live healthy and active lives. A Master of Science of Athletic Training degree from Carroll University prepares you for a rewarding career working to prevent, evaluate and rehabilitate injuries and to maintain your patient’s health.

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About the Athletic Training Program

In Carroll University’s Master of Science of Athletic Training program, you’ll learn how to effectively provide care for others as you interact with patients of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings. You’ll apply what you’ve learned in the classroom through hands-on experience working with varied patient populations at local clinical placements and internship opportunities around the country. This combination of intensive coursework and practical clinical experiences will develop you into a well-rounded and knowledgeable healthcare professional.

Your classroom experience will include time spent in our new, state-of-the-art, Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories, including the study of the human body in our cadaver laboratory. Though athletic trainers work externally to prevent and treat injuries, this unique opportunity provides you with excellent foundational knowledge in human anatomy and adds to your qualifications and experience. In your final semester you’ll participate in a required 12-week internship and fully immerse yourself working full time in the profession. With help from faculty, you’ll choose an internship that allows you to succeed and fits your career goals best. Our students have worked all over the country in high schools, rehabilitation clinics, Division I institutions, professional baseball and performing arts organizations, among others. All of these experiences will help grow your network and allow you to make connections in the professional community as you begin your job search.

Interested students may learn more about clinical education and the capstone internship requirements by viewing the MSAT Student Handbook. It should be noted that students will be responsible for transportation and potential housing costs while participating in clinical education practicums and internships.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Accreditation

The University has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to offer the Master of Science of Athletic Training degree.

Program Details

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Program Outcomes

 
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
3-Year Aggregate
 Number of students graduating from program who took examination
2017-18:24
2018-19:26
2019-20:15
3-Year Aggregate:66
 Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt
2017-18:21
2018-19:24
2019-20:5
3-Year Aggregate:50
 Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt
2017-18:88
2018-19:92
2019-20:33
3-Year Aggregate:76
 Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts
2017-18:22
2018-19:25
2019-20:7
3-Year Aggregate:54
 Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts
2017-18:92
2018-19:96
2019-20:47
3-Year Aggregate:82

Retention and Graduation Rates

 
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
3-Year Aggregate
 Number of students admitted to the professional phase of the program
2017-18:29
2018-19:29
2019-20:16
3-Year Aggregate:74
 Number of students who have been admitted to the professional phase of program who return to continue their studies the following fall
2017-18:26
2018-19:28
2019-20:15
3-Year Aggregate:69
 Student Retention Rate (%)
2017-18:89.6%
2018-19:97%
2019-20:94%
3-Year Aggregate:93%
 Number of students who graduated from the program
2017-18:23
2018-19:27
2019-20:15
3-Year Aggregate:65
 Student graduation rate
2017-18:79.3%
2018-19:93%
2019-20:94%
3-Year Aggregate:88%
 

Employment Rates

 
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
3-Year Aggregate
 Number of students employed as AT
2017-18:19
2018-19:12
2019-20:9
3-Year Aggregate:40
 Student employment rate as AT (%)
2017-18:83
2018-19:44
2019-20:60
3-Year Aggregate:62
 Number of students employed as other
2017-18:0
2018-19:2
2019-20:3
3-Year Aggregate:5
 Student employment/placement rate as other (%)
2017-18:0
2018-19:7
2019-20:20
3-Year Aggregate:8
 Number of student not employed due enrollment in another degree program
2017-18:2
2018-19:12
2019-20:3
3-Year Aggregate:17
 Student not employed due enrollment in another degree program %
2017-18:9
2018-19:44
2019-20:20
3-Year Aggregate:26

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Clinical Associate Professor / Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Lacey Runyon

Dr. Lacey Runyon

Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training—Clinical Education Coordinator
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