The entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training program prepares students for the BOC, Inc. Athletic Training exam, a career in athletic training rooted within the broader spectrum of health care, and the ability to exert profound change in an ever-changing world by extending the mission of the College.
- Preparation. Students will obtain the necessary knowledge base, psychomotor skills, foundational behaviors and attributes for professional success. Evidence-based practice will be stressed.
- Purpose. Students will prepare to serve for the betterment of others in the spirit of the Benedictine tradition.
- Passion. Students will be mentored to apply the skills attained in their education with a focus on life-long learning and self growth.
- Person Centered. Students will train to approach patient care from a client centered, holistic perspective.
- Problem Solving. Students will employ critical thinking and creativity in solving problems of varying complexity.
- Professional Values. Students will approach patient care and life with character, ethics, and values. Credentialing and continuing education will be a core focus of this approach.
- Professional Assimilation and Advocacy. Students will become involved in their chosen profession and understand the importance of being an advocate.
- Practice Autonomy. Students will be able to function as an autonomous practitioner prior to graduation.
- Personal Accountability. Students will be responsible for their learning, clinical behavioral development, clinical decision making, and skill performance.
- Participatory Learning. Students will be motivated to become partners in learning and active stewards of their educational preparation.
The clinical experience is vital for allowing students to translate their knowledge and clinical skills to clinical practice. Students will accrue 9 credits consisting of nine distinct clinical experiences in the St. Scholastica athletic department, around the greater Duluth/Superior area. Students should attain a minimum of 80 contact hours per credit in their clinical experiences.
The plan is as follows:
- Orientation to clinical practice
- Approximately one week rotation prior to start of first semester on CSS campus to prepare for clinical assignments, etc.
- Students should learn the daily routine of the CSS ATR, where equipment and supplies are located, policies and procedures, and administrative responsibilities.
- Students will begin taping within the clinical setting, having learned taping skills during summer session coursework.
- Four two-credit clinical experiences of traditional clinical experiences that include activities of both genders and high risk sports.
- Lower extremity
- Upper extremity
- Equipment intensive
- High School Setting
- A rotation through orthopedics (including surgical observation), primary care sports medicine, physician extender, and rehabilitation for approximately 2 weeks
- A general medical experience through one of the following: family practice, internal medicine, or urgent care. This will occur during the second year for approximately three weeks.
The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth Denfeld High School
Duluth East High School
Duluth Marshall High School
Esko High School
Hermantown High School
Northwestern (WI) High School
Proctor High School
Superior (WI) High School
Essentia Healthcare - Medical Orthopedics
Essentia Healthcare - Occupational Health
st. Luke's Orthopedics
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Wisconsin Superior
Achieve Therapy and Fitness, Grand Forks, ND
Duluth Huskies Baseball, Duluth, MN
Fit U Studio, Burnsville, MN
Galeon Continuing Care Facility Wellness Center, Osakis, MN
ImPact Sports/Athletic Republic, Duluth, MN
Institue for Athletic Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
JRobinson Wrestling Camp, Minneapolis, MN
Lake Owen Gymnastics/Extreme Sports Camps, Cable, WI
Minnesota Hockey Camps, Brainerd, MN
Minnesota Twins Minor League Complex, Fort Myers, FL
Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, St. Cloud, MN
St. Cloud River Bats Baseball, St. Cloud, MN
University of Minnesota Football, Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin Green Bay Athletics, Green Bay, WI
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Greenfield, WI
Sanford Health, Bemidji, MN
Disney's Wide World of Sports, Orlando, FL
University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Proctor High School, Proctor, MN
Lake Superior Rage, Duluth, MN
Amery Medical Center, Amery, WI
Minimum 70 credits required for graduation.
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CATE (Careers in Athletic Training Exploration)
The CATE program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Athletic Training profession and Master's in Athletic Training program. To facilitate this process it is recommended that students declare Athletic Training Intended (BS in Health Science, Athletic Training Concentration) status and contact the department chair, Dr. Hal Strough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6798.
- Advising and Mentoring
- Talk to faculty and students in the graduate program
- Learn about the profession and program
- Participate in educational and social opportunities
- Community Service
- Explore whether Athletic Training is the right career choice
- Take some undergraduate AT coursework
- Assist in research projects
NOTE: This is NOT an admissions option. Students can contact the department to learn more about this opportunity.