Athletic Training Graduate Program
This two year post-certification graduate athletic training program is designed to provide NATA-BOC Certified Athletic Trainers with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the areas of clinical practice, instruction, and research. All matriculated students complete a core curriculum supplemented by one of two self-selected emphasis areas (Clinical Instruction or Clinical Foundations) providing enhancement of the student’s personal and professional goals (see Program of Study). Students who choose the Clinical Instruction emphasis area will be provided teaching opportunities in our CAATE accredited undergraduate program, while those choosing the Clinical Foundations emphasis area will choose courses in areas that will expand the breadth of their foundational knowledge. Completion of a committee approved thesis is required of all students for graduation.
Areas of intensive academic study include:
1. Concussion Pathophysiology and Management
2. Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine
3. Gait Analysis
4. Clinical Education in Athletic Training
5. Opportunities in Gross Anatomy
Our students come to Georgia Southern University to study in the Graduate Athletic Training program from all over the country: from as far west as Idaho and as far north as upstate New York. Additionally, our students come from large public universities to small private colleges and everything in between. Visit our students page to learn more about the students currently enrolled in the Graduate Athletic Training program.