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Athletic Training Leadership Program Details

Master of Arts

In the Athletic Training Leadership program, you'll gain broad team and change management skills and a diverse professional network while also building clinical assessment and evidence-based research experience. Through a collection of online, multidisciplinary coursework, you'll set yourself apart as a leader in the rapidly-changing field of athletic training.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.


Partially Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete over half of your coursework online.

Location: Anderson Center, and St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

24 months


  • Current Topics in Athletic Training (ATRN633)

    Application of current treatment techniques of the injured physically active. Administration of medications utilizing best practices for appropriateness. Utilization of evidence-based practice to evaluate effectiveness of current treatment techniques. Evaluation of current professional and legislative issues in athletic training. Creation of a professional development plan.

    3 credits

  • General Medical Assessment (ATRN642)

    The delivery of patient care, assessment and appropriate intervention or referral strategies for general medical conditions and disabilities. Completion of comprehensive examinations, development of clinical differential diagnoses and formulation of treatment plans.

    3 credits

  • Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training (ATRN650)

    Application of research models to athletic training topics. Differentiation between quantitative and qualitative research. Make clinical decisions using evidence-based practice methods. Critically responding to research dilemmas in a way that aligns professional ethics and values. Application of basic statistical measures to clinical problems.

    3 credits

  • Athletic Training Master's Project I (ATRN750)

    Identification of an athletic training problem/issue and examination through theories and research. Analysis of literature and recommendation of evidence-based practices. Use of appropriate academic writing style.

    3 credits

  • Athletic Training Master's Project II (ATRN790)

    Identification of an athletic training problem/issue and examination through theories and research. Analysis of literature and recommendation of evidence-based practices. Use of appropriate academic writing style. Continuation and completion of work from Athletic Training Masters Project I.

    3 credits

  • Leadership Theory & Personal Agency (LEAD611)

    Analysis of leadership theory and research as it applies to individuals and organizations. Evaluation of personal leadership capacities and the design of a specific plan for capacity increase. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service.

    3 credits

  • Worldview, Ethics and Leadership (LEAD621)

    Explore Biblical, historical, and contemporary ethical frameworks. Explore how one's personal spirituality and vision of the world impacts one's leadership. Understand the biblical and theological foundations of leadership. Analyze the nature of ethical issues relating to personal integrity and leadership. Articulate personal foundations for ethical leadership.

    3 credits

  • Leading Change in a Changing World (LEAD631)

    Forecasting and designing alternative futures for organizations. Understanding organizational change as it relates to mission, strategies, tactics, and structure. Strategic planning and opportunity generation in light of theory, historical trends, environmental factors, and organizational capabilities.

    3 credits

  • Organizational Diagnostics and Health (LEAD641)

    Examination of theory and research surrounding organizational structures and behavior. Assessment of organizational health at multiple levels in light of relevant research, theory, and organizational relationships and patterns. Sustainment or improvement of organizational health through leadership techniques that enhance organizational effectiveness and empower individuals.

    3 credits

  • Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management (LEAD651)

    Global thought leadership, current theory, and best practice implementation on building leadership cultures and coaching emerging leaders. Understanding structures and systems that foster talent development, employee engagement, retention, and effective succession planning. Introduction to research, best practices, and formal processes to address leadership competency gaps through individual development planning.

    3 credits

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    • Beyond Diversity (SLDR640)

      Dimensions that relate to the workplace. Use of cultural intelligence tools and inventories to increase personal awareness and understanding of others. Synthesis of diversity theory and tools to build effective, inclusive leadership in the workplace and community.

      3 credits

    • Leading in Times of Crisis (SLDR645)

      Assessment of crisis situations and the variables contributing to particular episodes. Analysis of resources and opportunities available during crisis and their impact on a crisis situation. Synthesis of self-awareness, faith foundations, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills for the organization and direction of individuals and groups during times of intense difficulty.

      3 credits

    • Managing Conflict Through Dialogue (SLDR650)

      Transitioning from "dealing with incidents" to leading teams that learn from conflict. Developing personal and professional boundaries when dealing with complex organizational environments. Thinking productively about conflict from organizational, developmental, and spiritual standpoints.

      3 credits

    • Followership: The Other Side of Leadership (SLDR660)

      Overview of the traditional views and attitude toward followers, analysis of different models and styles of followership, and the characteristics of "good" followers. Analysis of relationship between leaders and followers and leadership and follower styles. Exploration of bad leadership, courageous followership, transformational leadership; planning for improving followership abilities.

      3 credits

    • Strategic Communication for Leaders (SLDR672)

      Application of the theories of persuasion in communication contexts including public speaking, business writing, and interpersonal responses. Analysis of both ethical and persuasive communication skills during interpersonal interactions. Evaluation of the interactions between technology and communication. Demonstration of public speaking with the use of professional presentation software.

      3 credits

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