Program Description


The Master of Science (MS) in Advanced Athletic Training is a post-professional degree for certified athletic trainers.  The MS program is the only Athletic Training program in the country with MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound courses and one of eight programs in the country with  Kinesio Tape® certification.  Students have the opportunity to learn the innovative knowledge and skills from AT faculty who are at the forefront of their expertise areas.  Dr. Katie Lyman is one of 12 individuals in the world that can certify ATs as CKTPs (Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner®) and Dr. Kara Gange is the only athletic trainer in the country teaching MSK diagnostic ultrasound.  In addition to new knowledge, students are challenged to examine and compare previous knowledge and clinical practice to the available evidence and implement evidence based medicine.  Finally students will perform a research study (thesis) in one of the MS AT faculty expertise areas with the result of disseminating the new knowledge and expanding the athletic training body of knowledge.

About North Dakota State University

NDSU is a national research university of approximately 14,500 students. The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science. NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant research university that encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, scholarly activity and service. NDSU is ranked in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s elite category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity” among 108 prestigious universities.