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The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at The University of Tampa aims to develop students as responsible, compassionate healthcare professionals with a passion for clinical excellence and lifelong learning. Through a rigorous curriculum rooted in real-world application, this program challenges students in both the classroom and in clinical experiences using a medical-based education model that strengthens theoretical and practical clinical reasoning skills. Athletic training students are trained to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice: 

  1. Prevention and wellness promotion
  2. Clinical assessment and diagnosis
  3. Immediate and emergency care
  4. Therapeutic intervention
  5. Health care administration and professional responsibility

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program will enter its first cohort in Summer 2024. Specific admissions processes will be available by Summer 2023.

Career Outlook

Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who work as part of a collaborative health care team. Athletic trainers provide their services in a wide variety of settings including primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness education, clinical examination and diagnosis, emergency care and more.

The athletic training profession is evolving in conjunction with the healthcare industry’s recovery from COVID-19. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic training jobs are projected to grow 17% from 2021 through 2031, resulting in approximately 25,000 new jobs.

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergent, acute and chronic health conditions that can affect the body. The entry-level athletic trainer is a multi-faceted, well-rounded healthcare practitioner who recognizes the diversity of practice settings and roles to respond to societal needs. Graduates are expected to demonstrate the highest ethical standards in practice, exhibit cultural sensitivity, participate in professional associations, and be active in advancing knowledge and providing service and education in their communities.

Admissions Criteria

  • 3.0 prerequisite GPA, no less than a “C” in prerequisite courses, and must be completed at a regionally accredited institution
    • If a pre-requisite course has been retaken, the highest grade will be utilized for prerequisite GPA calculation
    • Prerequisite courses greater than 10 years from the date of graduation (degree during which prerequisites were completed) will not be accepted
    • 3.0 last 60 credit hours GPA

Curriculum Highlights

For a full list of required courses, visit the latest catalog.

  • ATT 501 Foundations of Practice in Athletic Training
  • ATT 502 Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training
  • ATT 503 Introduction to Clinical Interventions
  • ATT 571 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis I (1)
  • ATT 630 Enhancing Performance for Movement and Sport
  • ATT 642 Psychosocial Issues in Clinical Practice
  • ATT 670 Medical and Surgical Issues in Athletic Training
  • ATT 673 Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Non-Orthopedic Conditions