M.S.A.T. Curriculum

The athletic training program follows a cohort model that requires all students to be enrolled full time for two academic years, including summer sessions.  Matriculation of a cohort begins during the Summer I session.  The curriculum is unique in that the first year (including summers) is completed in person at Salisbury University.  All second year courses are taught in an on-line format to allow for a variety of immersive clinical opportunities off-site.

The curriculum features 42 credit hours of coursework specifically devoted to the athletic training domains.  Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 with grades no lower than a C and no more than six credit hours of C or C+ in the program.  Once formally admitted to SU's athletic training program, students are required to complete two years of clinical experiences and demonstrate mastery of clinical proficiencies through four successive clinical proficiency courses: ATTR 505, 555, 605, and 655.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 180 (300 maximum) clinical experience hours under direct preceptor supervision as part of each proficiency course.

Athletic Training Program Course Sequence

First Year

Summer I
  • 5 weeks: ATTR 501: Injury/Illness Prevention 
Summer II
  • 5 weeks: ATTR 500: Advanced Strategies for Physical Wellness
Fall
  • 1st 7 weeks: ATTR 510: Acute Care of Injury/Illness
  • 2nd 7 weeks: ATTR 520: Orthopedic Assessment & Diagnosis
  • 15 weeks: ATTR 505: Risk Management Strategies 
Spring
  • 1st 7 weeks: ATTR 560: Therapeutic Modalities
  • 2nd 7 weeks: ATTR 570: Therapeutic Exercise
  • 15 weeks: ATTR 555: Pathology & Assessment

Second Year

Summer I
  • 5 weeks: ATTR 600: Comprehensive Approach to Health 
Summer II
  • 5 weeks: ATTR 610: Research Methods for Clinical Practice (online) 
Fall
  • 1st 7 weeks: Immersive Clinical Experience
  • 2nd 7 weeks: ATTR 620: Healthcare Administration (online)
  • 15 weeks: ATTR 605: Therapeutic Interventions & Administration (online)
Spring
  • 15 weeks: ATTR 655: Administration and Professional Development (online)
  • 15 weeks: ATTR 660: Applied Research (online)

Athletic Training Program Course Descriptions

First Year

Athletic Training Program Course Descriptions

Second Year