Franklin College and the MSAT faculty helped me grow, not only as a student but also as a professional.
I chose to study athletic training because of the positive past experiences I had with my undergraduate athletic trainer. Franklin College was my first and only choice for my graduate school education.
Franklin College was appealing to me because of the number and variety of clinical education sites within the program and how the clinical coordinator would take your preferences into consideration before placing you at sites.
The Franklin College MSAT faculty provide a high-quality education to prepare every student for professional practice. Professors have an open-door policy and you can stop in to discuss classroom assignments or speak to them about everyday life and never be turned away.
I have had clinical rotations at Select Physical Therapy, OrthoIndy, Franklin College, Franklin Community High School, and Greenwood High School.
I was able to attend the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference in March, where my partner and I presented our research topic and were able to network with certified professionals.
I feel that our program having a 100% placement rate within six months of graduation distinguishes us from other programs.
My research topic was about the relationship between the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and the patient reported outcome measure information system. My research partner and I recently presented our research at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) Annual meeting. Over the course of two years we gathered participants, collected data, finished our final manuscript, and submitted our research topic where we were chosen to present.
I took the BOC test in early June. My goals after graduation are to be employed as an ATC with a high school in the central Indiana area.
The demand for a master’s degree in athletic training is high, every job posting I have seen has Master’s in athletic training as the preferred education.
While at Franklin College, I had some life altering experiences. The program director, Dr. Austin, was there to help me stay positive and keep my eye on the end goal. All the faculty were very supportive and understanding throughout that difficult time and still continue to show the same support daily.