MASTER OF SCIENCE OF ATHLETIC TRAINING SPECIALIZATION (M.S.)
The Master of Science of Athletic Training is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of settings, including high school athletics, college/university athletics, professional sport teams, industry or medical clinics.
We are pleased to announce the start of a Master of Science in Athletic Training beginning in 2020. UWF’s new master’s program, offered through face-to-face courses by the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health’s Department of Movement Sciences and Health, is designed to follow the standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and will meet local, state and national requirements for licensed, qualified athletic training professionals.
The Athletic Training Program is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of settings, including high school athletics, college/university athletics, professional sport teams, industry or medical clinics. The AT program’s mission is to provide quality classroom and hands-on preparation for individuals pursuing a career in athletic training. This approach provides the students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to perform as a competent healthcare provider to their patients. The unique experience our students gain would not be possible without the help of our community partners. Students from the Athletic Training program receive internship opportunities in many local organizations. We have students at in Andrew's clinics, doctor's offices, and outreach settings inlcuding nearly every high school in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Additionally, we have students interns in most of UWF's sports programs. The Program also has students with Pensacola State College, Select Physical Therapy, Medical Center Clinics, University of South Alabama, University of Tennessee, NASA, and Disney.
Speaking about her experience at UWF Marisha said, “I was trusted with an amount of autonomy that allowed me to function with independence, but with a guarantee that I had the full support of my mentors. Without this program and the guidance of my professors, I would have never found my untapped leadership potential. I honestly believe that being a part of the University of West Florida’s Athletic Training Program was one of the most rewarding learning experiences of my life.”