You will complete four semester-long, clinical education (or practicum) experiences that encourage you to apply the theories and techniques you have learned to real-world scenarios in athletic training settings and prepare you to launch your career.
Students are assigned to clinical sites and are supervised by certified athletic trainers or other healthcare professionals who have successfully completed training to oversee MSAT students.
All students will have the opportunity to complete at least one of their clinical placements in schools designated as Division I, the NCAA’s highest competitive level for intercollegiate athletics. Temple’s Athletic Training program maintains affiliation agreements with a wide range of other clinical education sites, including sports medicine clinics, hospitals and schools.
This degree is offered by the Department of Kinesiology in Temple’s College of Public Health. Faculty research emphases within the department include
- sport-related concussion and mild traumatic brain injury;
- shoulder injury, particularly in professional baseball;
- policy development in sport;
- adaptation of tissues to stress and overuse;
- human balance and locomotion;
- neural mechanisms of muscle coordination in human upper extremities;
- molecular and cellular mechanisms of vascular adaptation to exercise;
- biomarkers associated with sub-concussive cerebrovascular injury;
- sensorimotor, perceptual and psychological influences on human movement control; and
- exercise addiction.
The department’s research labs include the
- Adaptations to Repetitive Motion and Stress (ARMS) Laboratory,
- Athletic Training Division Laboratory,
- Neuromotor Control and Plasticity Laboratory,
- Neuromotor Science (NMS) Research Consortium,
- Sport Concussion Laboratory,
- Temple Research Immersive Balance and Locomotion (TRIBAL) Lab, and
- Translational Exercise Biology Laboratory.
Research in Temple’s College of Public Health
The College of Public Health is one of the most research active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.
Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.