Advance your skills in injury prevention, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation through this clinically based master's degree program for credentialed athletic trainers.
You will engage in classroom and hands-on learning by participating in academic, laboratory, and clinical work in diverse settings throughout the course of the program.
Our clinically based program emphasizes advancing your knowledge and skills as an athletic trainer, with no research thesis required.
Through coursework and laboratory sessions, you'll delve into cutting-edge evaluation and rehabilitation techniques, acute care, and exercise science. You will also build hands-on experience working with the various healthcare providers on a sports medicine team.
Required courses make up the majority of your studies (29-32 of the required 36 hours). You will work with your major professor in selecting electives to fulfill the remaining credits. Required coursework includes:
Study with faculty who have expertise in a wide range of exercise science subject areas. Two faculty members, Julianne Schmidt and Rob Lynall, serve as the program's primary student advisors. Bud Cooper also teaches in the program.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
You'll gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped athletic training laboratory, as well as our many other research labs, including aging and physical performance, biomechanics, exercise psychology, exercise vascular biology, cognition and skill acquisition, metabolism and body composition, and neuromuscular physiology labs.
Our fitness center, which holds adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, and senior adult programs for university faculty/staff and the Athens community, provides additional opportunities to apply what you are learning.
Work with a sports medicine team, assisting and learning from the various healthcare providers involved.
Earn a stipend working in the athletic department through an assistantship, available on a competitive basis.
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