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Athletic Training Leadership Program Details

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.

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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 Master’s 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 identification of specific areas of growth in capacity and resilience. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service

    3 credits

  • Worldview, Ethics and Leadership (LEAD621)

    Coherent and relevant examination of ethical theories and arguments in light of Christian worldview. Exploration of the relationship between spirituality, worldview, and ethical issues in organizations. Evaluation of ethical policies and procedures for organizations. Design ethical resolutions for issues, dilemmas, and behaviors faced in organizations. Effective communication of ethical positions.

    3 credits

  • Organizational Diagnostics and Health (LEAD641)

    Examination of organizational health and the key systems necessary to build and sustain it. Assessment of one’s leadership characteristics and personal approach to organizational health and change. Use of research, theory, and faith and their roles in organizational effectiveness.

    3 credits

  • Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management (LEAD651)

    Creation of a personal leadership philosophy grounded in understanding of the importance of developing others. Recognition of one’s ability to both coach and to be coached. Understanding of foundational leadership processes, practices and strategies in effective talent management. Demonstration and recognition of the importance of culture, nondiscriminatory inclusion, and personal faith while providing recommendations to increase effectiveness.

    3 credits

  • Strategic Communication for Leaders (LEAD671)

    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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    • Beyond Diversity (SLDR640)

      This course examines diversity in the 21st century to include numerous and complex dimensions that relate to the workplace. Use of cultural intelligence resources, tools and assessments to increase personal awareness and an understanding of others. Synthesis of diversity theory, cultural intelligence theory, cooperation and competition theory, along with tools to build an inclusive and effective workplace. Construct an inclusive workplace model to increase innovation and creativity for competitive advantage in business.

      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)

      Analysis of conflict from psychological, spiritual, and organizational perspectives. Development of personal and organizational conflict management approaches that reduce fear-based responses to conflict, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy conflict, and value healthy conflict as a necessary lab for learning and a gateway to deeper shared interests.

      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

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