Athletic Training Admission
Due to the transition of Athletic Training Programs to the graduate degree, the TCU Athletic Training Program will not accept undergraduate students after the Fall of 2019. The program is currently accepting applications for the Master of Science in Athletic Training for Summer 2021. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until cohort is filled. Click here to apply today.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) will prepare graduates to be confident healthcare providers and life-long learners by providing quality didactic, clinical, and interprofessional experiences. Students will develop evidence-based knowledge and skills, while demonstrating professionalism, ethical conduct, and critical thinking skills. Students will complete both integrative and immersive experiences in intercollegiate sports, high schools, rehabilitation clinics, and practice advancement settings (performing arts, physician practice, industrial, public safety). An immersive clinical experience is a practice-intensive experience that allows the student to experience the totality of care provided by athletic trainers.
NOTE: The program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is currently under review for transition to the graduate degree. The MSAT obtained university approval in April 2019 and regional accreditor approval (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) in August 2020.
Option 1:Five-year program (3 + 2).This 3 + 2 option allows students to complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree in combination with the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Movement Science Option) in only 5 years(3 pre-professional years plus 2 professional years leading to two separate degrees).
Option 2: Two-year program. This option is for students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree.
Please contact the Athletic Training Program Director in the Department of Kinesiology for more information regarding the TCU Athletic Training Program.
Stephanie Jevas, PhD, LAT, ATC
Director, Athletic Training Program
Department of Kinesiology
TCU Box 297730
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Major (Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training) will incur the following costs associated with the clinical portion of the program:
- Criminal background check and drug screen: $107.00 (one time cost paid to Castle Branch)
- Transportation costs to off-campus clinical sites (cost of gas, vehicle maintenance, etc.): cost variable
- Khaki pants and shorts: cost variable
- Tennis shoes (first-year students only): cost variable
Additional clothing items will be provided to the student (see TCU Athletic Training Handbook for Clothing Policy). Liability insurance is provided by the university for all students enrolled in the athletic training major. The physical exam and annual TB tests are provided by the TCU physicians and student health center at no charge to the student. CPR certification (AHA health care provider) is paid for by the program and is not charged to the student. Students who are members of the TCU Athletic Training Students’ Association (ATSA) qualify to have their NATA membership paid (Level II – IV students only). Students who are in good standing with the ATSA may have their BOC exam fees reimbursed.
A BSAT is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone. Find out what kind of assistance is available from the TCU Office of Financial Aid and Athletic Training-specific scholarships.
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