Samford University is no longer accepting students for the graduate degree program for Athletic Training. 

A career in athletic training provides you with numerous opportunities to use your skills and knowledge to improve the well-being of others. In just two years, our graduates will master every aspect of athletic training, including injury prevention, injury evaluation and diagnosis, emergency care, treatment, rehabilitation and organizational administration. Metro Birmingham affords students with a number of diverse clinical opportunities in major athletic training and health care facilities as well as high schools, sports medicine clinics and more.

Outcomes

CAATE Accreditation Seal
Samford University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective August 27th, 2021.
Student BOC Pass Rate
Measure 2017-2018 2018-2019 2 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 4 3 7
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 3 3 6
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 3 1 4
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 100 33 67
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 3 3 6
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 100 100
 
Student Graduation Rate
Measure 2017-2018 2018-2019 2 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 4 3 7
Student Graduation Rate (%) 100 100 100
 
Student Employment Rate
Measure 2017-2018 2018-2019 2 yr aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 3 3 6
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 75 100 100
Number of students employed as other 1 0 1
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 25 0 14
Number of students not employed 0 0 0
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0 0 0

At this time, only 2 years of outcomes data is available as the program was granted initial accreditation in 2018.

Clinical Education

In the athletic training program, your education will extend far beyond the classroom. You’ll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to a variety of clinical settings around Birmingham, one of the country’s most advanced health care communities. You’ll gain experience in a variety of environments, including high school athletic departments, university athletic departments, sports medicine clinics, rehabilitation clinics and physicians’ offices.

Plan of Study

Tuition and Fees

Master of Athletic Training tuition, per credit each semester/term - $862

Technology Fee, per semester - $175

Campus life fee, per semester - $100

Full List of General Student Expenses

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

Vision

The vision of the athletic training education program at Samford University is to create committed, prepared servant leaders, recognized for excellence in athletic training.

Mission

The mission on the Samford University Athletic Training Program is to engage students in an interprofessional academic and clinical learning community by promoting Athletic Training excellence in health care through experiential teaching, discovery learning and evidence based practice to fulfill our calling to Christian service.

Program Goal 1: Recruitment

The program seeks to recruit, retain and place highly qualified students into the Master of Athletic Training program.

Objectives:

  • Recruit, admit and retain highly qualified students.
  • Recruit, admin and retain students who use professional judgement
  • Place program graduates into athletic training positions or other post-graduate educational programs

Program Goal 2: Cultural Diversity

The program seeks to foster an environment of cultural diversity and develop culturally competent practitioners who can meet the health care needs of a diverse community.
Objectives:

  • Recruit and admit underrepresented groups.
  • Develop culturally competent faculty
  • Provide curricular and co-curricular educational programming related to cultural competency.

Program Goal 3: Innovation

The program will use innovative teaching and learning techniques in the delivery of athletic training educational content.

Objectives:

  • Provide technology and support to foster the use of innovative teaching strategies
  • Program faculty will implement effective teaching and learning techniques

Program Goal 4: Preparation

The program will develop leaders of athletic training who are competent in content knowledge and the practical skills of an entry-level athletic trainer. Students in the program will develop an appreciation for role of continuing education and life-long learning.

Objectives:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the content knowledge, practical skill application and evidence based practice of athletic training.
  • Students will participate in non-credit and additional learning experiences to enhance their education

Program Goal 5: Interprofessional Education / Practice

The program will develop collaborative ready practitioners through curricular and co-curricular interprofessional education and interprofessional clinical experiences.

Objectives:

  • Students will participate in curricular and co-circular interprofessional education experiences
  • Students will be able to demonstrate interprofessional competency content knowledge
  • Students will be prepared to work interprofessionally

Program Goal 6: Faculty Preparation

The program will develop faculty to provide a high quality athletic training educational experience.

Objectives:

  • Program faculty will engage in professional development
  • Program faculty will be prepared to facilitate student learning
  • Program preceptors will be prepared to facilitate student learning

Program Goal 7: Research / Scholarship

Program faculty and students will develop engage in research and provide professional presentations.

Objectives:

  • Students will submit an abstract to a professional conference and present a professional presentation
  • Program faculty will apply for grants, contribute to the profession though presentations and publications

Program Goal 8: Service

Develop an understanding of service from a Christian worldview and the importance service has within the community and profession

Objectives:

  • Program faculty will participate in service to the college, profession and community
  • The program will provide local, national and international noncredit service opportunities.

 

CAATE Accreditation Seal
Samford University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective August 27th, 2021.
CAATE Accreditation Seal
Samford University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective August 27th, 2021.