Professional Practice Program

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New Cohort Starting Summer, 2013 at ESU’s new Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem

What is the Athletic Training: Professional Practice Program?

The Professional Practice Master of Science degree in Athletic Training is designed to enable post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to demonstrate entry-level competency as athletic trainers while exhibiting scholarship and advanced competency in specific areas of the sports medicine community. A student-focused learning environment will offer educational challenges and unique clinical opportunities to the future athletic trainer. Furthermore, there are opportunities to acquire other valuable knowledge and skills within the program that would allow for potential candidacy of specialty certifications through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and other health, orthopedic, and fitness-related associations.

A primary outcome of the Professional Practice Program is to complete the eligibility requirements and prepare students for credentialing as an athletic trainer through the Board of Certification (BOC™) for Athletic Trainers. Students in this Master’s program will pursue accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

What to Expect from the Program:

Students enrolled in the Professional Practice Program will receive instruction in a sound, evidence-based approach to (1) injury prevention and health promotion, (2) orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis, (3) acute care of injuries and illnesses, (4) therapeutic interventions, and (5) psychosocial strategies. They will also learn to cultivate professional responsibility and development through a structured progression of clinical education that evolves into a commitment of continuing education through clinical and professional symposia.

Convenient Course Schedule and Location for Busy Adults:

The course sequencing and scheduling of this program is designed to be sensitive to the needs of the post-professional learner. Courses are scheduled on evenings and weekends at ESU’s new Lehigh Valley Center located right off Main Street in historic downtown Bethlehem.

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Millie Román-Buday
Assistant Director of Admissions

For more information about applying to ESU as a transfer student, please visit our transfer admission page.