Future MSAT

Future MSAT

 

 

All Fall 2018 Freshman and Transfer students will be using this curriculum

Future MSAT

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has mandated that the entry-level degree to enter into the Athletic Training profession will move from a Bachelor's to a Master's degree by 2022. The CAATE has also mandated that all Athletic Training Professional Preparation courses must be taught at the graduate level.  Thus, all Fall 2018 incoming freshman will be required to complete a 3 year Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum followed by the 2 calendar year Professional Athletic Training Program.  

Mission

The mission of the Rowan University Athletic Training Program (RUATP) is to provide a challenging and dynamic learning environment for the professional preparation of students so that they not only master the competencies and proficiencies needed to become an entry-level certified athletic trainer, but are equipped to be at a level of competency and professionalism which puts them among the most proficient graduates in the country.

Program Goals

The main goal is to continue to graduate exceptional Athletic Training candidates from the MSAT. The BSAT continually challenged students to strive for excellence by maintaining high standards for graduation. Outcome assessment data has historically indicated that the current BSAT prepares students equally or better than other Athletic Training programs. It is expected that the MSAT will continue to honor this tradition of excellence.

The current BSAT prepares students to take and pass the Board of Certification Exam which is needed to practice in the Allied Health Care Profession of Athletic Training. This is at the forefront of every CAATE accredited program. The current BSAT has a seven year aggregate first time pass rate of 100% on this exam (national average pass rate is 82%). Consequently, the MSAT will strive to continue this excellent pass rate.  An additional goal for the MSAT is to provide students with high quality clinical education experiences at both on-campus and affiliated Athletic Training Clinics throughout the state, national and eventually international level.

The goals of the MSAT program are fourfold:
1. To challenge students to become competent and expert Athletic Trainers.
2. To instruct students in the principles of Professional practice.
3. To challenge students to continue to become involved in scholarly and professional activities.
4. To challenge students to think and make critical and responsible personal and professional judgments.

Faculty and Staff Commitment to Athletic Training Students

The faculty and staff are devoted to maintaining the standard of academic and clinical excellence long associated with the RUATP program. All educators, both academic and clinical, are dedicated to exceeding the standards established by CAATE so that students become a competent and well-rounded Athletic Trainers. Furthermore, the RUATP program is committed to maintaining the objectives and philosophies in line with those established by the Department of Health and Exercise Science, the College of Education, and Rowan University. The faculty and staff are therefore fully dedicated:

  1. to striving to be fair and consistent in the administration of the policies, procedures, and regulations which govern the RUATP.
    2. to establishing admissions criteria which are consistent with the program's mission and goals.
    3. to establishing retention criteria which are consistent with the program's mission and goals.
    4. to monitoring student progress in the program using retention criteria, academic evaluations, and clinical evaluations as a means to provide an opportunity for students to develop as professionals and individuals.
    5. to orienting students to the NATA Code of Ethics so they can develop the appropriate standards of practice expected of Athletic Trainers.
    6. to providing students with direct supervision and guidance in order to facilitate the application of theory into the clinical practice of Athletic Training.
    7. to fostering and encouraging the development of professional relationships and leadership skills necessary for the practice of Athletic Training.
    8. to providing an environment for the development of each student's potential both professionally and personally.
    9. to achieve student success on the Board of Certification examination and job placements that exceeds national normative data.

MSAT Curriculum

The MSAT has a unique curriculum. It is a 5 year Master's Program, in that there will be no Bachelor's degree associated with this program. Students accepted to Rowan University will declare their major within the Pre-Athletic Training (PreAT) curriculum.  The PreAT curriculum will be designed to prepare students for the Professional Preparation (Graduate) curriculum over a 3 year sequence of courses.  In the spring of the junior year, students will apply to the Professional Preparation component (Please see Admission Requirements below).  Once accepted into the Professional Athletic Training Program, students will begin the curriculum in May of their 3rd year and will continue for two calendar years. 

This Program’s Advantages:

  1. The 2 calendar years of graduate classes will be at the undergraduate tuition rate for those students that completed the Rowan University Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum. In the Fall of 2021, the AT Program will begin accepting applications from students that have a bachelor’s degree from other institutions.  However, these students will be required to pay graduate tuition rates.
  2. The new MSAT will have 5 total clinical experience classes with two being completely immersive. This means students will spend the majority or all of a semester in the clinical setting without attending face-to-face classes. 
  3. The Pre-Athletic Training curriculum is being specifically designed to prepare the student for success within the Professional Athletic Training Program. These Pre-Athletic Training curriculum’s major courses will introduce foundational knowledge that will be pertinent for the AT Program. 

Proposed Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum

                                                                         Pre-Athletic Training Component (0828)

Freshman Year – Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum

Semester 1 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Semester 2 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

BIO10 210 Anatomy & Phys I (Scientific Literacy)

4

 

 

BIO10212 Anatomy & Physiology II

4

 

 

COMP01 111Comp I (Communicative Literacy)

3

 

 

CHEM06 100 Chem I

4

 

 

BIO01 113 Gen. Bio -Human Focus I OR BIO01104 Biology I

4

 

 

COMP01 112 Comp II (Communicative Literacy)

3

 

 

ATR00105 Introduction to Healthcare in Sports Medicine 

3

 

 

PSY01 107 Essential of Psychology

3

 

 

Semester Total

14

 

 

Semester Total

14

 

 

                                                       Sophomore Year – Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum

Semester 1 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Semester 2 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

PHYS00 150 Physic EDL or PHYS00 210 Physics I

4

 

 

HES00 401 Exercise Prescription

3

 

 

CMS04 205 Public Speaking (Communicative Literacy)

3

 

 

Global Literacy

3

 

 

HES00 345 Exercise Physiology with Lab

4

 

 

ATR00 210 Foundation in Sports Medicine I

3

 

 

HES00363 Kinesiology

3

 

 

ATR00 347 Applied Biomechanics

3

 

 

PSY09210 Adolescent Development

3

 

 

NUT00 200 Basic Nutrition

3

 

 

Semester Total

17

 

 

Semester Total

15

 

 

                                                           Junior Year – Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum

Semester 1 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Semester 2 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

STAT02 100 Elementary Statistics (Quantitative Literacy)

3

 

 

Artistic Literacy

3

 

 

ATR00339 Foundations in Sports Medicine II

3

 

 

ATR00340 Foundations of Sports Medicine III

3

 

 

Free Elective

3

 

 

NUT00415 Nutrition for Fitness

3

 

 

Humanities Literacy

3

 

 

Free Elective

3

 

 

Global Literacy

3

 

 

Free Elective

3

 

 

Semester Total

15

 

 

Semester Total

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Athletic Training Total

90

 

 

Student Applies to the graduate Professional Prep of the Program – All graduate level

Proposed Athletic Training Professional Preparation Program

This Athletic Training Program will consist of 71 credits completed over two calendar years.  The Program begins at the end of May of the Junior year and part time enrollment is not an option.  Students will have to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to stay in good standing and to graduate from the Athletic Training Program.  A minimum grade of C is required for all courses within the Professional Preparation Athletic Training Program.

Summer Sessions

Summer 1 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Summer 2 - Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

ATR00510 Cadaver Anatomy

4

 

 

ATR00519 Clinical Assessment I

3

 

 

ATR00511 Management of Medical Emergencies

3

 

 

ATR00528 Clinical Assessment I – Laboratory Experiences

2

 

 

ATR00505 Principles in Evidence-based Practice

3

 

 

ATR00524 Injury Risk Management to Enhance Human Performance  

3

 

 

Semester Total

10

 

 

Semester Total

8

 

 

                                                                           Academic Year 1

                                         Fall                 

Spring

Course

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Course

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

ATR00520 Clinical Assessment II

3

 

 

ATR00533 Therapeutic Interventions II

3

 

 

ATR00529 Clinical Assessment II – Laboratory Experiences

2

 

 

ATR00534 Therapeutic Interventions II – Laboratory Experiences

2

 

 

ATR00537 Residency in Athletic Training I

3

 

 

ATR00521 Clinical Assessment III

4

 

 

ATR00531 Therapeutic Interventions I

3

 

 

ATR00538 Residency in Athletic Training II

3

 

 

ATR00532 Therapeutic Interventions I – Laboratory Experiences

2

 

 

ATR00526 Healthcare Management & Quality Improvement

3

 

 

Semester Total

13

 

 

Semester Total

15

 

 

Summer Sessions       

Summer Session 1 Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Semester 4 Courses

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

ATR00539 Residency in Athletic Training III

3

 

 

ATR00535 Behavioral Health

3

 

 

ATR00530 Pharmacology

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

6

 

 

Semester Total

3

 

 

Academic Year 2

Fall Year 2 Module 1 (Aug-Oct)

Spring Year 2

Course

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

Course

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

ATR00540 Fellowship in Athletic Training I

5

 

 

ATR00561 Capstone in Clinical Reasoning II

3

 

 

Fall Year 2 Module 2 (Oct-Dec)

ATR00541 Fellowship in Athletic Training II

5

 

 

Course

S.H.

Grade

Sem/Year

 

 

 

 

ATR00560 Capstone in Clinical Reasoning I

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

8

 

 

Semester Total

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Prep (G838) Total

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Athletic Training Total (0828)

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Total

161

 

 

 

Proposed AT Program Admission Requirements

  1. 3.0 Overall GPA
  2. 3.0 Major GPA (Rowan University Pre-Athletic Training Students): No grade lower than a C in any of the Pre-Athletic Training major courses.
  3. Pre-requisite Courses: Rowan University students will accrue these courses as part of the Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum. No grade lower than a C will be accepted in any of the courses listed below.
    1. Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-4 credits with lab): The Human Anatomy and Physiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking BIO10210 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO10212 Anatomy
      1. If Human Anatomy and Physiology are taken as separate courses, then one semester each of Human Anatomy with Lab and Human Physiology with Lab are required.
    2. Biology with lab (3-4 sh) The biology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking BIO01113 Gen. Bio -Human Focus I or BIO01104 Biology I
    3. Chemistry with lab (3-4 sh): The chemistry requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking CHEM06100 Chemistry I
    4. Physics with lab (3-4 sh): The physiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking PHYS00150 Physic for Everyday Life or PHYS00210 Physics I – no calc
    5. Kinesiology (3-4 sh): The Kinesiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking HES00363 Kinesiology
    6. Exercise Physiology with lab (3-4 sh): The Exercise Physiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking HES00345 Exercise Physiology with Lab
    7. Nutrition (3-4 sh): The Nutrition requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking NUT00200 Basic Nutrition
    8. Statistics (3-4 sh) One course to include descriptive statistics, correlation, and introduction to inferential statistics or research design. The statistic requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking STAT02100 Elementary Statistics
    9. General Psychology (3 sh): The General Psychology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking PSY0107 Essentials of Psychology
  4. 50 Hours of Athletic Training Clinical Observation Hours
    1. Rowan PreAT students will complete these hours during the PreAT curriculum. All non-PreAT students (those with an undergraduate degree) must complete hours within a Athletic Training Clinic and have hours certified by a Licensed Athletic Trainer.
  5. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  6. Interview
    1. The program will require a face-to-face interview.

Athletic Training Program's Professional Phase Retention Criteria

Retention is a continuing process based on the athletic training student's academic, clinical, and behavioral achievement in accordance with established criteria. The student within the Professional Athletic Training Program should be aware that there is an expected level of achievement that must be maintained:

  1. Completion of Curricular and Clinical Knowledge on schedule.Mastery of curricular content is completed upon successful completion of course-work as all course objectives are tied to the CAATE Curricular Content. All clinical experience expectations are outlined in each Residency in Athletic Training I-IV and Fellowship in Athletic Training I & II syllabi and on ATrack software. Students will be evaluated by the their assigned Preceptor with a grade no lower than a 7 out of 10 to continue matriculating thought the Professional Athletic Training Program.
  2. GPA Requirements
    • 3.00 = Overall GPA
    • No grade lower than a C in any athletic training course. Failure to maintain the minimum grade will result in the student being suspended from the program until all academic deficiencies are remediated in accordance with the Professional Athletic Training Program's Policy & Procedure manual.
  3. Successful Completion of the 1st year Professional Preparation Exam. Students must receive a 75% or higher on both the written and the practical portions to be able to continue matriculating through the program.
  4. CPR and First Aid certification. All students must maintain Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid certification. Students are required to give the Program Director a copy of all certification cards. These will be kept in the student's file.
  5. Confidentiality of Medical Records and Information.Students are expected abide by the policy that was signed during application into Professional Athletic Training Program. (Current Students -- Please see disciplinary action for breaking confidentiality of medical records and information within the Policy & Procedure Manual).
  6. NATA Code of Ethics.Students must conform to the standards of the NATA Code of Ethics and BOC Standards of Practice (Current Students - see Policy & Procedure Manual) when practicing Athletic Training related skills within their clinical assignments. Students must also conform to the standards of behavior expected of intercollegiate athletes with regard to substance abuse, controlled and dangerous substances, harassment and hazing (See Rowan University Student Handbook). Violations of this type will place the student under immediate review by the Professional Athletic Training Program's Student Issues Committee (RUATP SIC) and also the Department of Health & Exercise Science’s Academic and Student Issues Committee.
  7. Academic Honesty.Since the primary goal of education is to increase one's own knowledge, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at Rowan University. Violation of the Rowan University's Academic Honesty Policy (http://www.rowan.edu/provost/policies/AcademicIntegrity.htm ) will place the student under immediate review by the RUATP SIC and the Department of Health and Exercise Science Student Issues Committee. All violations will then be forwarded to the Provost's Office in accordance with Rowan University policy.
    Academic dishonesty includes the following examples, as well as similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to academic performance: cheating on an examination; collaborating with others in work to be presented contrary to the stated rules of the course Plagiarizing, including the submission of others' ideas or papers as one's own stealing examination or course materials falsifying records, laboratory results, etc. knowing and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above activities or similar activities.
  8. Clinical Assignment Responsibilities.The student is expected to enthusiastically complete all clinical education responsibilities including pre-practice activities, coverage of practices and games, post-practice activities, cleaning and general Athletic Training Clinic duties, and abide by the NATA Code of Ethics. The RUATP SIC will determine the disciplinary action for students not meeting their clinical assignment responsibilities. All students are supervised by a Preceptor during their clinical assignments.
    There will be additional costs (i.e., gas) to the student when traveling to affiliated sites for their clinical assignment. These costs will not be reimbursed to the student. The student is encouraged to plan ahead as they can expect to be off-campus between 1-2 times during their clinical education experiences.
  9. NATA Membership. Once fully accepted into the Professional Athletic Training Program students must become a member of the NATA prior to starting classes. The NATA membership must be maintained throughout the completion of this program

MSAT Graduation Criteria

  1. Minimum GPA = 3.00
  2. Completion of All Clinical Assignments.Students will gain clinical experiences with a variety of diverse populations including genders, non-sport patient populations, sports using different protective equipment (i.e., helmets and shoulder pads), and medical (non-orthopedic) conditions over a minimum of three academic years from entering the Professional Athletic Training Program. Students must pass all clinical evaluations provided by the student's respective Preceptor before being eligible to graduate. The clinical education grade is recorded within the classes Residency in Athletic Training I-IV and Fellowship in Athletic Training I & II in each respective semester over the three year course sequence.
  3. Successful Completion of all ATP's coursework. All coursework must be completed with a C or better.
  4. Successful Completion of the MSAT Exit Examination.Students must receive a 75% or higher on both the written and the practical portions to be able to be endorsed to sit for the BOC exam. These exams are part of the Fellowship in Athletic Training I grade.  The Exit Exam will consist of both a 150 question written test and a practical examination on all Athletic Training courses and clinical experiences taken within the ATP. Students will have two opportunities to pass this exam. Failure to pass this exam on the second attempt will disqualify students from passing Capstone in Clinical Reasoning I.
  5. Successful completion and presentation of the Capstone in Clinical Reasoning Project.

Athletic Training Program Potential Additional Costs:

The Athletic Training Program will require some additional costs above the standard tuition, fees and books. These costs may include but are not limited to:
1. Professional Memberships
Students will be conditionally accepted into the Professional Phase at the conclusion of the application process. All students MUST become NATA student members by May 1 of their application year to be fully accepted into the Professional Phase of the Program. Students must also maintain this membership during their progress through the Athletic Training Program. Cost will depend on NATA membership fees. Please see www.NATA.org for membership applications.
2. Travel
Students can expect to be given a clinical assignment that will require them to travel to an off-campus affiliated clinical to obtain their clinical education under the direct supervision of an Athletic Trainer. All fees associated with this travel (ie, gas, food, etc) are the responsibility of the student. Students can expect to be given an off-campus for a total of 1-2 semesters. All attempts will be made so that students are not given off-campus clinical assignments on consecutive semesters.
3. Professional Polo Shirts
Students will be given one polo shirt when entering the professional phase. All additional professional clothing purchases are the responsibility of the student.
4. Professional Equipment (Optional)
Students may choose to acquire a side kit for on-field needs. If the student chooses to purchase a side-kit, the student is responsible for the costs to supply equipment (ie, scissors, airways, resuscitation masks, etc). Supplies (ie, gauze pads, ace wraps, band aids, etc) will be provided by the assigned clinical site.
5. Professional Conferences
Attending professional conferences is highly encouraged by the Athletic Training Program. A partial reimbursement program has been established through the Athletic Training Club. The student must be an active member of the club in order to receive any reimbursements for going to professional conferences. The left over balance for the conference is the responsibility of the student.
6. Background Checks and Fingerprinting. Several off-campus site (e.g., high schools) require criminal background and/or fingerprinting in order to complete the clinical experience at the affiliated site. Students are responsible for these costs.