West Virginia Wesleyan College offers the Athletic Training Master of Science degree to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the profession of athletic training beyond that of the entry level program and to enhance the quality of health care services for the physically active through the development of advanced clinicians.
The program is a 12-month, 36 credit hour curriculum that blends classroom instruction and real clinical, practical experiences. Each fall and spring semester includes a clinical practicum in which graduate students will be placed in various clinical placements (college athletics, high school athletics, junior high athletics, etc.). Students will be required to complete a thesis or research project to fulfill degree requirements. This master’s degree is designed for time efficiency so that graduates from any CAATE accredited curriculum can obtain an advanced degree in one calendar year. In addition, graduates can earn nationally recognized certifications as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B) through an optional course.
Graduates, who complete Wesleyan’s Master of Science in Athletic Training and hold the ATC (Certified Athletic Training) credential, will be qualified to be employed as athletic trainers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional athletic teams, sports medicine clinics, physician’s offices or in industrial preventive medicine clinics.