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.
From the 2021 National Athletic Trainers’ Survey Salary, the average salary of an AT with a master’s degree is $60,500.