Athletic training is a healthcare profession that specializes in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of physically active and competitive athletes. Athletic trainers utilize evidence-based medicine across the spectrum of exercise science to deliver up to date care for patients.

Why study Athletic Training at TMU?

The Master of Science in athletic training prepares students to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to enter the field as a certified athletic trainer (ATC).  Through an innovative interdisciplinary education and clinical practice model, the athletic training program prepares students to provide evidence-based and patient-centered health care. The program utilizes state of the art technology and modern teaching strategies. It provides unique clinical experiences to cultivate professionals who embody sound clinical reasoning, professional ethics, honesty, compassion, privacy of the patient, and who are advocates for the profession of athletic training.


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The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education


What will I be doing?

Please see the appropriate curriculum for your desired program. Click here for the Department of Sports Sciences information page.

Board of Certification Pass Rate

Click here for complete pass rate data

Who will I be learning from?

Christine Griffiths, PhD, ATC

Chair, Department of Sports Sciences
Program Director, Athletic Training
B.S., Miami University;
M.S., Miami University;
Ph.D. Brigham Young University
Office Phone 859-344-3528;
E-mail: griffic@thomasmore.edu
Office Address: SEHC 210

Justin Farr, Ed.D., ATC

Clinical Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor
B.S. Ball State University
M.S. Western Kentucky University
Ed.D. St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Office Phone 859-344-3575
E-mail: farrj@thomasmore.edu
Office Address: SEHC 209

Christopher Miller, MS, ATC, GTS

Assistant Professor
B.S. University of Florida
M.S. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Office Phone 859-344-3665
E-mail: millerc@thomasmore.edu
Office Address: SEHC 206

Where do alumni work or pursue advanced degrees?

Currently, we do not have programmatic alumni data.  However, there is a strong orthopedic physician provider influence within the culture at Thomas More University’s athletic training Program

The job market for athletic trainers includes:

  • Orthopedic Practice
  • Clinical Outreach
  • Secondary School
  • College/ University

  • Professional Sport
  • Performing Arts
  • Industrial

  • Occupational Health
  • Public Safety
  • Military settings

What experiential learning opportunities will I have?

The athletic training program has affiliations with several sports medicine entities including St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, Beacon Orthopedics, Cincinnati Sports Medicine, Mercy Health, Tri-Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Nova-Care. Additionally, the program allows students who qualify to have access to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Cyclones, the Florence Freedom, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and several local high schools. Through the clinical opportunities and course curriculum, students will have the opportunity to become certified not only as an athletic trainer, but as an orthopedic technician, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, an ACE certified strength coach, and an ACE certified health coach. Additionally, the program’s curriculum has the ability to prepare students for careers in future professions that require education beyond athletic training, including post-professional certifications.

What special requirements exist for admission?

Please visit the athletic training Catalog for further details.

What scholarships or aid are available?

The National Athletic Trainer’s Association Research & Educational Foundation does offer a scholarship for professional masters of athletic training.