Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Areas of Study: Athletic Training

Our Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training (AT) Program is to integrate evidence-based education and practice to develop clinicians capable of advancing the quality of healthcare for athletes and physically active individuals.

The UNCG AT Program meets the educational needs of each student in the Program. We strive to focus on the student as an individual versus the class, allowing students to correct their weaknesses and enhance their strengths. The Program accomplishes this educational directive through quality evidence-based instruction, individualized clinical rotations, and clinical integrated rehabilitation capstone projects. Our educational model allows AT students to apply knowledge and skills to real-life clinical problems, facilitating students’ ability to make clinical decisions.

This component of the AT students’ education also is strengthened by the clinical integrated rehabilitation project, which requires students to perform rehabilitation on a real-life patient and then present the project as a case study.

We believe the problem solving skills developed in the curriculum, clinical education, and rehabilitation project contribute to our students’ ability to excel in passing the BOC examination. More importantly, however, our students graduate from the Program having made clinical decisions and having performed real-life rehabilitation protocols, which sets our students up immediately for a successful AT career.

Concentration Faculty

Accreditation

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Athletic Training (AT) Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2018. Students who successfully complete this 50 credit hour entry-level graduate degree program will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) degree and will be eligible to register and take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certifying examination. The AT Program is scheduled for a comprehensive accreditation review in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Lab

The Athletic Training Education Laboratory is located in the Coleman Building. It houses 5 treatment tables, 2 high-lo tables, 4 taping stations, therapeutic modalities, exercise equipment, and rehabilitation tools. The room is setup with computer technology to allow both lectures and laboratories.  The room also serves as a study area for students to practice clinical skills.

MSAT Degree Information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Athletic Training (AT) Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students who successfully complete this entry-level graduate degree program will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) degree and will be eligible to register and take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certifying examination.

ATHLETIC TRAINING COURSES (minimum 29 units)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours SeYr Institution
KIN 536 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injuries 2 Summer I UNCG
KIN 634 Athletic Training Foundations 3 Summer I UNCG
KIN 636 Athletic Injury Evaluation 4 Fall I UNCG
KIN 638 Therapeutic Modalities 4 Fall I UNCG
KIN 640 Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training 4 Spring I UNCG
KIN 721 General Medical Conditions 3 Spring I UNCG
KIN 725 Management & Professional Issues in AT 3 Fall II UNCG
KIN 704 Athletic Training Seminar 3 Spring II UNCG
KIN 705 Applied Rehabilitation Concepts 3 Spring II UNCG

KIN CORE REQUIREMENT (Minimum 6 Units)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours SeYr Institution
KIN 720 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 Spring I UNCG
KIN 642 Optimizing Athletic Performance 3 Fall II UNCG

RESEARCH TECHNIQUES (Minimum 3 Units)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours SeYr Institution
KIN 601 Applying Research to Professional Practice  3 Spring II UNCG

INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE (Minimum 12 Units)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours SeYr Institution
KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 3 Fall I UNCG
KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience  3 Spring I UNCG
KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience  3 Fall II UNCG
KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience  3 Spring II UNCG