Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

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Program Mission

The mission of the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training at the University of Kentucky is to effectively prepare entry-level athletic trainers, who are life-long learners and servants to their communities, for employment and/or pursuit of advanced education by providing a comprehensive education in a collaborative, evidence-based, patient-centered environment that includes robust educational, scholarly, clinical, and service opportunities.

Program Goals

  1. Develop entry-level athletic trainers who are knowledgeable and effective team members in their respective places of employment.
  2. Evaluate teaching effectiveness annually and intentionally.
  3. Provide clinical education opportunities with a variety of patient care settings to promote cultural understanding to foster healthcare delivery.
  4. Evaluate clinical education and experiences to ensure opportunities for student exposure and growth.

Student Learning Goals

  1. Demonstrate and in-depth understanding of the basis of human musculoskeletal function.
  2. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  3. Incorporate the best available evidence, patient and clinician-based outcomes, clinical expertise and patient specific contextual factors in healthcare delivery.
  4. Recognize the importance of and function effectively as a member of an interprofessional healthcare team.
  5. Integrate health promotion and prevention strategies into care and service to individuals and to the community.

Accreditation Information

The University of Kentucky 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, 2021. Submission of the self-study and completion of the site visit in early Spring 2022 does not guarantee the program will become accredited.

Additional Information

Additional information can be found in the UK MSAT Policies and Procedures Manual

Program Contact

Johanna M. Hoch, PhD, ATC
Office: 206A Charles T Wethington Building
Phone: 859-323-7070

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