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Graduate Bulletin

Kinesiology, M.S.

Concentration: Athletic Training

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND SOCIAL WORK

 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: January 15

Spring: October 1

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators, typically college/university faculty or an immediate work supervisor, who can provide insight into the applicant's abilities and talents, as well as comment on her/his aptitude for graduate study.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

The Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at Temple University is a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Post-Professional Education Review Committee (PPERC) accredited graduate program that is designed to accommodate both NATABOC certified athletic trainers and NATABOC “certification eligible” athletic trainers (i.e., those who graduated from an accredited undergraduate athletic training program). 

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

The Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at Temple University is a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Post-Professional Education Review Committee (PPERC) accredited graduate program that is designed to accommodate both NATABOC certified athletic trainers and NATABOC “certification eligible” athletic trainers (i.e., those who graduated from an accredited undergraduate athletic training program).  All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be clearly written and well thought out.  It should be approximately 1-2 pages in length.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/MAT is required. Scores of 500 each are preferred on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.  Occasionally, students with lower totals are accepted if undergraduate work and/or other life experiences suggest a high degree of probability of success in the graduate program.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.

Interview:

An interview is scheduled at a mutually convenient time between the faculty interviewer(s) and the applicant. Master's applicants may interview by telephone if an on-campus visit is difficult to arrange.

Resume:

A resume is required. It should contain both the applicant's GRE scores and undergraduate GPA.

Transfer Credit:

Relevant graduate courses taken at other accredited universities may be considered for transfer credit to the student's program. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

ED PSYCH 8625: Intermediate Educational Statistics

KINES 5202:  Biomechanics of Skeletal Tissue

KINES 8300:  Seminar in Athletic Training

KINES 8343:  Orthopedics in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

KINES 8344:  Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

KINES 8348:  Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Athletic Training

KINES 8349:  Cadaver Anatomy

KINES 9287:  AT/SM Practicum I

KINES 9288:  AT/SM Practicum II

KINES 9901:  Research Methods in Kinesiology

KINES 9995:  Master's Research

Electives (3 credits)

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Project Option:

The 3-credit project option results in an evidence-based practice paper.  It constitutes a research project involving a literature review. The project option is designed to offer flexibility for students who wish to complete a written paper, but who do not necessarily want to engage in research at the level expected for a thesis. Evaluation of the project is by a two-person committee as pass/fail, based on the written document and an oral presentation.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

www.temple.edu/kinesiology

Department Information:

Dept. of Kinesiology

103A Pearson Hall (048-00)
1800 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

michael.sachs@temple.edu
215-204-8707

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Dr. Michael Sachs
michael.sachs@temple.edu

215-204-8718

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Ryan T. Tierney, PhD, ATC
Director, Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program

rtierney@temple.edu

215-204-4001

Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. Michael Sachs
michael.sachs@temple.edu

215-204-8718

Chairperson:

Dr. Michael Sitler
michael.sitler@temple.edu

215-204-1950

About the Program

The mission of the Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at Temple University is to expand the applied and experiential knowledge and skills of entry-level certified athletic trainers; to expand the athletic training body of knowledge; and to disseminate new knowledge in the discipline.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Main

At least one course (KIN 8349:  Cadaver Anatomy) is offered at the Health Sciences Center campus.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are expected to complete their two years of coursework on a full-time basis.

Department Information:

Dept. of Kinesiology

103A Pearson Hall (048-00)
1800 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

michael.sachs@temple.edu
215-204-8707

Interdisciplinary Study:

Interdisciplinary study is available within the department as well as through other departments in the University.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

While rankings of individual programs and the department are not conducted in the profession, the programs at Temple University have excellent reputations. For example, the Athletic Training area is one of only three programs in the country with bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level training as well as NATA-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs.

Accreditation:

The Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at Temple University is accredited by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Post Professional Educational Review Committee (PPERC).

Areas of Specialization:

The Post Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at Temple University promotes three areas of distinctiveness: brain injury prevention, evidence-based medicine (EBM), and sensory-motor control system.  These areas are based on program faculty expertise and available facilities.

Job Placement:

Job and advanced degree opportunities are posted in the program’s BRL-AT laboratory and forwarded to students when received by program faculty.  All recent graduates of the program (since 2003, n = 18) are working in clinical settings or seeking advanced degrees (e.g., Ph.D. or postdoctoral). 

Licensure:

All students working as certified athletic trainers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania need to be licensed by the state.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students are welcome to take classes in the department, assuming they have the prerequisite knowledge to be successful in the coursework.

Financing Opportunities

Assistantship duties include, but are not limited to, working clinically in a high school or college setting; teaching activity courses in a variety of movement forms and sports; teaching laboratory sections of undergraduate courses such as Biomechanics, Physiology of Exercise, and Human Anatomy and Physiology; supervising student teachers; serving as a research assistant in the Biokinetic Research Laboratory; or acting as an administrative assistant to one of the department administrators.

Updated 12.6.10