Graduate Athletic Training Program

Welcome to the Post-Certification Graduate Athletic Training Program at Auburn University!

The Masters degree in Exercise Science - Athletic Training Specialization is designed

to provide advanced clinical and academic opportunities for those who have already passed the NATA BOC exam or have met entry-level requirements to sit for the exam for certification as an Athletic Trainer.  A combination of academic, research and clinical experience provides a challenging and multifaceted learning opportunity meant to prepare the Certified Athletic Trainer for career opportunities in the many fields of sports medicine.

Our Mission  

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The mission of the Auburn University Post-Certification Graduate Athletic Training Program is to prepare the Certified Athletic Trainer to positively impact and advance the Athletic Training profession through evidence-based medicine, advanced clinical skills, scientific inquiry, volunteerism and professional participation.  

Athletic Training Prerequisites  

  • Applicants must be board-certified or eligible for certifications as an athletic trainer.

  • Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Alabama and/or Georgia prior to admission to the Post-Certification Graduate Athletic Training Program.

  • More information on board certification for athletic trainers is available on the Athletic Training Board of Certification  link to external web site Web site. (In order to be eligible for board certification, you must be a graduate of a CAAHEP-accredited entry-level athletic training education program.)

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) s the typical graduate profile to gain admittance though no specific GPA minimum requirement has been identified.

  • GRE scores no lower than 400 on either quantitative or verbal. The typical score profile for admittance is a 980 combined score with at least a 4.0 in writing.

For more information, contact:  
JoEllen Sefton, PhD, ATC, CMT
Assistant Professor
Director, Warrior Research Center 
Graduate Athletic Training Program Coordinator
Director, Neuromechanics Research Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
Auburn University
2050 Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, AL  36849-5323
Office: 334-844-1844
Lab: 334-844-1694
Fax: 334-844-1467

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2011

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