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Master of Science in Kinesiology Degree (MSK), Athletic Training Major

Description of Program

Indiana University's master's program includes a combination of classroom, clinical, and laboratory experiences as part of the two-year, NATA-accredited Post-Professional Education Program. The structure of the program provides the student with the unique opportunity to be exposed to different philosophies and techniques taught by a talented and experienced faculty and professional staff. Graduate students work closely with IU's Athletics Department as well as the community school corporations to provide athletic health care for intercollegiate and interscholastic athletes. Primary research interests are lower extremity injury, functional ankle instability, and soft tissue mobilization.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 44 credit hours is required for the athletic training program.  The Master of Science in Kinesiology degree must include a minimum of 20 credits from the Department of Kinesiology.  A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. A minimum grade of C– is required in each course. All electives for completing the degree must be approved by the advisor.

Complete each of the following courses (25 cr.):

  • HPER-A 581 Athletic Training Principles for the Spine (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 587 Athletic Training Principles for Upper Extremities (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 590 Athletic Training Principles for Lower Extremities (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 585 Rehabilitation and Conditioning of Athletes (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 584 Administration of Athletic Training (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 582 Current Topics in Athletic Training (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 588 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injuries (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 603 Practicum in Athletic Training (4 cr.)

Complete each of the following courses (11 cr.):

  • HPER-T 591 Introduction to Statistics in Public Health (3 cr.)
  • HPER-A 610 Research Seminar in Athletic Training I (4 cr.)
  • HPER-A 611 Research Seminar in Athletic Training II (4 cr.)

Complete one of the following courses (5 cr.):

  • HPER-K 602 Independent Study and Research (5 cr.)
  • HPER-K600 Master's Thesis (5 cr.)

Complete three graduate elective credits with the prefix HPER-K  ___ (3 cr.):

Special Opportunities

The Athletic Training Student Council, composed of both graduate and undergraduate students, is regularly involved with philanthropic activities and also assists students with partial funding for professional development activities.


Board certified athletic trainers can be found working in a multitude of employment environments, including traditional college and university environments, industrial health settings, numerous health care environments, and areas such as performing arts, motor sports, and rodeo. They can also work as physician extenders and as clinic outreach athletic trainers.

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