Program Outcomes


Franklin College shall offer a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) of recognized excellence committed to preparing future athletic training professionals to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered health care in a variety of settings to physically active patients.


The Master of Science in Athletic Training program provides high quality education to prepare students for service and leadership in their profession and communities. Upon completion of the professional-level graduate degree, students become eligible to challenge the national certifying examination for athletic trainers through the Board of Certification (BOC). The hallmark of the MSAT program is students’ immersion in a variety of clinical experiences allowing them to apply knowledge and skills, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice to provide patient-centered care under direct supervision of experienced athletic trainers and other health care professionals. The curriculum provides opportunities to develop and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills, interprofessional communication, ethical and professional behaviors, and participate in professional development activities. Further, students develop scholarly competence to assist in expanding the body of knowledge within the field of athletic training.

Student Goals

  1. Think creatively and critically – Master of Science in Athletic Training students will exhibit clinical reasoning skills to recognize, analyze, synthesize information related to the discipline of athletic training and use evidence to answer clinical questions and guide clinical practice.
  1. Communicate and interact effectively – Master of Science in Athletic Training students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  1. Develop behaviors of professional practice – Master of Science in Athletic Training students will understand and engage in ethically and socially responsible behaviors in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  1. Develop scholarly competence – Master of Science in Athletic Training students will become skillful in developing and conducting research and/or creative activities related to health care for the physically active population.

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1 Outcomes:

1.1  Successfully access and accurately interpret a variety of health care related data.

1.2  Evaluate information to determine if the ideas are valid, identify key facts and arguments, and determine what appropriate action, if any, is warranted.

1.3  Incorporate patient-centered outcome measures to evaluate the quality of care provided.

1.4  Demonstrate contemporary skill in comprehensive care of patients with illnesses or injuries.

1.5  Develop patient-centered treatment plans that consider the patient’s affections.

Goal #2 Outcomes:

2.1  Demonstrate proficiency in formal writing, including correct use of a AMA citation style.

2.2  Demonstrate the ability to effectively deliver formal presentations before a live audience.

2.3  Employ technology to communicate effectively and respectfully to a wide variety of groups and individuals.

2.4  Effectively communicate with all members of the health care team.

Goal #3 Outcomes:

3.1  Employ ethical decisions within the scope of professional practice.

3.2  Participate in local, state, regional and national athletic training professional activities.

3.3  Work respectfully and effectively with diverse populations and work environments.

3.4  Demonstrate leadership and service to others.

Goal #4 Outcomes:

4.1  Critically evaluate the quality of qualitative and quantitative information.

4.2  Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze, and reason from evidence to reach an effective conclusion or outcome.

4.3  Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize and conduct creative work by developing an original piece of scholarship.

Program Goals

  1. Provide high quality education – Faculty and preceptors in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will provide high quality education to prepare students for professional practice.
  1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior – Faculty and preceptors in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior.

Program Outcomes

Goal #1 Outcomes:

1.1  Faculty will participate in regular course assessment to continually improve teaching strategies.

1.2  Preceptors will provide a quality clinical education experience for students in the MSAT.

1.3  The MSAT will prepare students for professional practice.

Goal #2 Outcomes:

1.1  Faculty will model appropriate professional behavior.

1.2  Preceptors will model appropriate professional behavior for students in the MSAT.

Did You Know?

Did you know young professionals in athletic training are experiencing the greatest increase in salary — more than 12% growth in the past several years