The Master of Science in Kinesiology and Recreation (Athletic Training) graduate program at Illinois State advances knowledge of the field and provides students with opportunities to learn different ideologies and skills within sports medicine. The program focuses on applying various manual therapy techniques and biomechanical principles to prevent, evaluate, and treat musculoskeletal pathologies.
Students learn critical inquiry and reasoning for certified athletic trainers. Using a variety of teaching methods, philosophies, and experiences, students gain practical knowledge beyond that of an entry-level athletic trainer.
Potential career settings include:
Some graduates go on to earn the highest degree in sports medicine or education.
This program is for individuals who are certified or have an undergraduate degree in athletic training. If you need certification or do not have an undergraduate degree in athletic training, view our master in athletic training program.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have earned an undergraduate degree from a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education approved program and be BOC-Certified by August of the year you begin the program.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a Master's program.
If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be considered if your GRE scores for the verbal and quantitative sections are above the 40th percentile (approximately 149 each on verbal and qualitative reasoning).
GRE scores are optional for your application. If you wish to submit them, GRE scores may help your application if you did not have strong undergraduate grades but do have strong GRE scores.
Use institutional code 1319 if you choose to submit your GRE scores to Illinois State.
Submit your current resume that outlines your education and work history.
Submit a goal statement with the following information:
Provide the name and email address of three references for letters of recommendation.
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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