Graduate Degree Programs

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The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers two
Master of Science (M.S.) degrees, reflecting varying subdisciplines in the field: 

M.S. in Athletic Training 

What is Athletic Training?

Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, primarily in active individuals. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession.

Who are athletic trainers?

As a part of the health care team, athletic trainers provide services that include primary care, injury prevention, education, examination and clinical diagnosis, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. 

 In line with other healthcare disciplines, certification to be an athletic trainer now requires the completion of an entry-level master’s degree. Our M.S. in Athletic Training provides the content, skills, and clinical experiences required to take the national certification exam for athletic training (NATABOC). Applications for entry are accepted every Spring semester. Admitted students begin in the Summer term, and progress through the degree in a cohort, completing the degree in 2.5 years (Summer, Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring). CLICK HERE for more information about the program. 

The Director of the M.S. in Athletic Training program is Dr. Ryan Green.
Phone: 985-549-2351
Office: KHS 112


M.S. in Health & Kinesiology 

Students who pursue the M.S. in Health & Kinesiology choose from 4 concentrations, which provide advanced study in:

All courses in this degree are offered at night (once a week) or online, which facilitates working adults completing it. Applications for admission are accepted continuously, and students may begin the degree at the start of any semester. CLICK HERE for more information about the program. 

The Coordinator of the M.S. in Health and Kinesiology program is Dr. Edward Hebert.
Phone: 985-549-2132
Office: KHS 105