Published on May 26, 2015 by Katie Stripling  
master athletic training

The Department of Kinesiology in Samford University’s School of Health Professions will soon begin accepting applications for its inaugural class in the Master of Athletic Training program.  The application will open on July 1 and accepted students will begin courses in summer 2016.  

In just five semesters, students master every aspect of athletic training, including injury prevention, injury evaluation and diagnosis, emergency care, treatment rehabilitation and organizational administration. Metro Birmingham affords students a number of diverse clinical opportunities in major athletic training and health care facilities as well as high schools, sports medicine clinics and more.  

The Master of Athletic Training program is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than athletic training.  Upon completion of the program, graduates meet the requirements to become a certified athletic trainer. 

“Samford’s Master of Athletic Training program is the only master's program of its kind in the state,” said Robb Hensarling, associate professor and director of athletic training education “We offer both an innovative curriculum and extensive clinical experiences, all led by faculty who are committed to student success,” he added. 

Admission to the Master of Athletic Training program is competitive. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.