Grand View’s Master of Science in Athletic Training degree offers a rigorous program to prepare students for a rewarding career as a certified athletic trainer. The program focuses on evidence-based practice using the latest technology and research. Students will gain hands-on experience with athletic trainers and other health care professionals working in multiple settings.
This new degree will begin with a Fall 2017 cohort. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion has worked hard to develop a strong cutting edge program at the graduate level, meeting the new requirements by the Council on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, whereby all athletic training programs will move to the graduate level only by Fall 2022.
Two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a faculty member who can attest to the student's ability to successfully engage in graduate study)
Documentation of required prerequisite courses:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Nutrition or Sports Nutrition
- Exercise Physiology
- Biomechanics or Kinesiology
- Statistics (can be taken concurrently in first term).
Minimum grade in prerequisites must be ≥ C.
The following requirements will be met after acceptance but prior to the start of classes:
Materials can be submitted to:
Dr. Christopher Viesselman
Master of Science in Athletic Training
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316
As an athletic trainer, your presence is needed in environments where sports and other rigorous physical activities are taught and practiced. This can include colleges and universities, secondary schools and performing arts companies. Certified athletic trainers are also employed by professional sports teams and amateur athletes, like those who compete in the Olympic Games. By pursuing this career, you may be employed in one of the following clinical, governmental or legal settings:
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout the athletic training curriculum. Course grades of 70% or lower will not be counted towards graduation in the MSAT program. Students must also receive and 80% or higher in each clinical rotation course or they will not be allowed to move on to the next clinical rotation. Courses may be repeated once. Failure to meet these standards will result in removal from the MSAT program.
Assist Prof of Kinesiology & Health Pro
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
The space for this program was formerly the primary dining hall and kitchen on campus. It was completely gutted and remodeled including upgrades to HVAC, electrical systems and plumbing. There are brand new specialized tables, stools, taping tables, exam tables, and hot and cold tubs.
To help fund items needed for the Therapeutic Modalities course in the program, Grand View received a $10,000 grant from the Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grant program for 2017-2018. The grant was used to purchase three combination electric stimulation and ultrasound units, and three lasers.
Tour GV's New Athletic Training Facility
Grand View University is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2018.
Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.