Advanced Athletic Trainers:
New Graduate Program First in Texas
Baylor offensive lineman Mike Miller had plans to go pro like many athletes. Lucky for him the injury he sustained wasn't major. "I never really understood how valuable an athletic trainer is to the team and to me until I was injured," said Miller.
Athletic trainers are allied health professionals who provide health care to an active population in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries. To meet the needs of a growing and aging population, Baylor's School of Education is the first in Texas to offer a master's program in athletic training for advanced study and is one of only 13 in the country. "Offering this program at Baylor will allow texas students who are interested in seeking a graduate degree in athletic training to stay in state and offers another option to students nationally," said Dr. Lori Greenwood, director of the graduate athletic training program.
The program's mission is to educate athletic trainers in the orthopedic rehabilitation and reconditioning of individuals across the lifespan and to prepare them as educators, researchers, administrators, and practitioners.
Baylor was already offering athletic training at the undergraduate level and the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation offers a PhD in Exercise, Nutrition and Preventative health.
The graduate athletic training program provides students research opportunities and a variety of on- and off-campus clinical settings. This includes work as teachers and supervisors for undergraduates and working with Baylor Athletics and a variety of secondary schools.
Learn more about the master's degree in athletic training.