DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Programs of Study
Master of Science in Athletic Training Program


MAT Year 1
FALL
ATHL 261Level IA Clinical Exper: Foundational Observations2 CR
ATHL 201AT Seminar (ATS) I1 CR
ATHL 251Evaluation of Injuries I4 CR
ATHL 220Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers2 CR
HSCI 260Survey of Evidence Based Healthcare3 CR
ATHL 252Mangement of Injuries I4 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
SPRING
HSCI 263Pharmacology for Future Health Professionals3 CR
ATHL  271Healthcare Systems & Policies3 CR
P-ELEC ---MAT Professional Elective (optional 3 CR)0 CR
ATHL 202ATS II1 CR
PHAR 132/DPathophysiology4 CR
ATHL 262Level IB Clinical Experiences: Trad & Em Settings4 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

15
MAT Summer Didactic Session
SUMMER
ATHL 230Foundations of Health & Health Promotion3 CR
ATHL 254Advanced Athletic Training Techniques2 CR
ATHL 253Evaluation & Management of Injuries II3 CR
ATHL  275Patient-Centered Approach to Quality Healthcare2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

10
MAT Summer Immersion Session
SUMMER
ATHL 263Level IC Clinical Ex: Advanced Medical Knowledge2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

2
MAT Year 2
FALL
ATHL 272Behavioral & Sport Psychology3 CR
ATHL 264Level IIA CE: Athletic Training Immersions12 CR
P-ELEC ---MAT Professional Elective (optional 3 CR)0 CR
ATHL 283ATS III1 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
SPRING
ATHL  265Level IIB CE: Concentrations4 CR
ATHL 284ATS IV2 CR
P-ELEC ---MAT Professional Elective (required)3 CR
ATHL 280Research3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

12
Total Program Hours: 71

Program Notes:

Students are accepted into the athletic training track through a formal application process. Requirements include:

Upon Admission to the program, students must also (requirements subject to change):



MAT Concentrations

Two or three concentrations will be developed for students to specialize in. Early ideas include:



Professional Electives Policy: Core curricula of CPHS degree programs may require professional elective courses that permit exploration of and/or advanced study in areas of professional interest within the student’s primary degree. Professional electives provide the student with an opportunity to not only pursue areas of intellectual interest, but also to develop an individual “brand” that may benefit them in their professional or academic future. Students who desire to have a non-approved electives count toward professional elective credit should apply for an exception to program policy prior to taking the course whenever possible. Professional electives must be taken for a grade unless the course is designed as credit/no credit. Students should refer to their degree audit for determination of the total number of required professional electives. Students should review the student handbook for the complete professional elective policy and details specific to their degree program.

Professional Electives: Courses below may be used to fulfill the elective category.
  • HSCI 261 Review of Stats for EBHC
  • ATHL 150 MTBI as a Chronic Condition