Program Highlights

Franklin College MSAT graduates earn two additional credentials

Every Franklin College MSAT graduate who passes the BOC exam automatically earns two certifications if they complete the course requirements.

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Summer Internships

Our students obtain plenty of real-world experience during our 7-part clinical rotation sequence. Students who want to gain even more experience can use the summer between year 1 and year 2 to perform an internship anywhere in the country. So far, here is where our students have interned:

Summer 2019

  • Francis Stephenson – Indiana University football, Bloomington, IN
  • Jacob Leachman – South Florida football, Tampa, FL
  • Zachary Prater – Rehab Works at NASA at Kennedy Space Center, FL

Summer 2018

  • Kenzlie Westerfield – Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Rachel Bowden and Megan Battles – University of Alabama Sports Medicine, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Ariane Bell – Union Medical Group Bone and Joint, Terre Haute, IN
  • Hannah Hoyt – ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, FL

Summer 2017

  • Dan Fifer – South Bend Cubs, Notre Dame, IN
  • Chantel Paul – South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
  • Danielle Olson – Methodist Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Research Topics

Franklin College MSAT students complete independent research in a topic of interest to each one. Independent research gives students an opportunity to specialize in, explore unique interests, and share findings of their interests. While all students present their research on campus, past students have presented at professional events like the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposia, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, and the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 

Current student research topics include:

  • Current health-related quality of life in former athletes and non-athletes from a Division III college
  • Palmar tactile sensation in soccer goalkeepers
  • The acute effects of adhesion breakers on hip range-of-motion
  • A manual therapy technique for medial tibial stress syndrome

Past student research topics include:

  • Relationship between thoracolumbar and Glenohumeral Rotation Range-of-Motion Among Competitive Baseball players
  • No Relationship Between Muscle Flexibility and Blood Flow in the Lower Legs of Competitive Runners
  • The Relationship Between Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Instrument System

Employment

The Franklin College MSAT program has a record of 100% employment, within 3 months of graduation. Franklin College MSAT alumni are employed by:

  • Professional Organizations – Arizona Diamondbacks; Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Semi-professional – Jamestown Rebel Junior Hockey Team
  • Colleges and Universities – Denison College; University of Louisville; University of Alabama; Syracuse University; South Dakota State University; Manchester University; Kentucky Wesleyan
  • Industrial and clinical sites – Monarch Beverage; Methodist Sports Medicine
  • High Schools – Secina (Indianapolis); Kewanee (IL); Academy of the Lakes (FL)
  • Hospitals – Union Hospital
  • Further graduate school – Hannah Hoyt – Washington University (DPT); Elixis Pitcher – Palmer College of Chiropractic