If you are interested in the medical field and have a passion for sports, this is the career for you! Students will learn a wide variety of knowledge, skills and abilities and learn how to apply what they know in the areas of healthcare administration, professional development and responsibility. More importantly, they will learn to utilize evidence-based practice to conduct clinical examinations and diagnosis, provide immediate acute care of injuries and illness, formulate and provide therapeutic interventions, promote psychosocial strategies and referral, and prevention and health promotion.
Program Mission and Goals
The Athletic Training program provides students with a dynamic learning environment to foster open dialog and active learning in the classroom and in the clinical setting. The Catholic social justice tradition of Bellarmine University is exemplified by faculty, staff and students working collaboratively to promote the values of cultural awareness, evidence-based practice and positive outcomes. In preparing competent, ethical and compassionate healthcare providers, we develop graduates that become transformational professional and community leaders to meet the needs of a changing world.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Construct well-reasoned solutions and conclusions utilizing critical thinking skills.
- Communicate effectively through oral, written and technological means.
- Display entry-level competency in the five domains of athletic training:
- Injury/illness prevention and wellness promotion;
- Examination, assessment and diagnosis;
- Immediate and emergency care;
- Therapeutic interventions;
- Healthcare administration and professional responsibility.
- Provide ethical, athletic training care to diverse populations.
- Identify and develop collaborative relationships with other health care professionals and teams.
- Apply the tenets of evidence-based practice in the provision of care to active individuals.
- Articulate the importance of lifelong learning for personal and professional development
Accreditation and Licensure
Bellarmine University is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2018. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.
Tuition and Fees
Graduate Tuition: $745 per credit hour
Students also will be responsible for any course fees (as printed in the course schedule), professional fees, and books. Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program are required to complete a significant number of hours in local and regional clinical sites. Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 in guaranteed Stafford Student Loans per academic year. Students may also explore the Grad PLUS Loan and alternative loans. Visit our Financial Aid site for more information.
Dr. Myra Stockdale ATC, LAT
MSAT Program Director and Chair
Allen Hall 466
Dr. Chelsey Franz ATC, LAT
Coordinator of Clinical Education
Allen Hall 469