Athletic Training Master's

Athletic Training at NMU

This program is offered in two formats:
1) 3 + 2 Program - students complete an undergraduate degree in Sports Science and a Master's degree in Athletic Training.
2) Stand-Alone Master's in Athletic Training - for students who have already completed a Bachelor's degree.

The School of Health and Human Performance offers a master of science degree in athletic training. The athletic training master’s degree will be offered through a 3 + 2 program that will award the student a bachelor of science (in sports science) degree and a master of science in Athletic Training when completed.  These students will meet all pre-admission requirements at NMU and apply to the master’s program during the fall semester of their third year. If accepted, the student will begin the master’s program in the summer between their third and fourth years.

Students wishing to transfer into this program will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree either at NMU or at another institution may also apply for admission. 

Program Requirements

The 3 + 2 master of science (and undergraduate degree in sports science) degree in athletic training requires the completion of 161-171 credits (includes undergraduate general education requirements, undergraduate credits for sports science, and graduate credits for athletic training).  This program is specifically designed to prepare students to sit for the National Board of Certification exam in athletic training and entry into the profession of athletic training.   

While it is ideal for students to complete this program through the undergraduate program in sports science, transfer students may also be considered for admission, but may not be able to complete all requirements in 5 years. In addition, students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree at NMU or at another institution, may apply and be considered for admission into the master’s sequence provided they have completed the required pre-requisite courses.

NMU student BOC exam results

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 9 17 10 19 17 17 13 47
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 9 17 10 19 16 17 12 45
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 9 13 8 15 12 15 5 32
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 100 76 80 79 75 88 42 71
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 9 16 9 17 15 17 6 38
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 94 90 89 94 100 50 84


Students wishing to sit for the national certification exam in athletic training (BOC), MUST graduate from a CAATE accredited Athletic Training program.

Student Graduation Rate

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 9 17 10 19 17 17 13 47
Student Graduation Rate (%) 69 100 56 100 100 89 62 82

 

Student Employment/Placement Rate

  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 6 9 6 15 13 17 6 36
Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%) 67 53 60 79 76 100 50 78
Number of students employed as other 2 4 3 0 1 0 3 4
Student Employment/Placement Rate as other (%) 22 24 30 0 6 0 25 9
Number of students not employed 1 2 1 3 3 0 2 5
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 11 12 10 16 18 0 17 11

 

If you are interested in pursuing a major in athletic training at NMU, please contact:

Julie A. Rochester, Ed.D., AT
Director, Accredited Athletic Training Program
School of Health and Human Performance
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, Mich. 49855
906-227-2026
Fax: 906-227-2181
E-mail: jrochest@nmu.edu
Web site: www.nmu.edu/hhp

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