Athletic trainers are allied health professionals who treat active individuals and athletes at all levels. Because of this, a quality master’s degree program is critical to enhance post-professional education. The athletic training master’s program gives students comprehensive academic instruction paired with professional experience and academic research. The degree is completed over a two-year period, although a one-year option is available. A research project or thesis or concentration is required for the two-year degree.
The program equips students with evidence-based athletic training knowledge and professional experiences through higher level classes, clinical opportunities and thesis/research projects. With NCAA Division I teams at WVU, Division II at Fairmont State, Division III at Waynesburg University, local high schools and WVU club sports and intramurals, Morgantown offers WVU students many opportunities for clinical experiences. By combining academic coursework with applied athletic training experience, students leave the program prepared to be professional athletic trainers.