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Athletic Training Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs

Welcome to Temple University Athletic Training. The Athletic Training programs are part of the Department of Kinesiology, which is housed in the College of Health Professions and Social Work. The Department of Kinesiology offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in Kinesiology concentrating in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Please use the links to learn more about our degree programs.


The mission of a post professional graduate athletic training education program is to expand the applied and experiential knowledge and skills of entry-level certified athletic trainers, to expand the athletic training body of knowledge, and to disseminate new knowledge in the discipline.

The graduate program is committed to advancing the profession of Athletic Training by developing the faculty of reason and critical thinking skills of certified athletic trainers, who are empowered to become leaders in their field by evaluating accepted clinical practice, conducting scientific inquiries, creating, disseminating and clinically applying new knowledge from research that enhances proficiency in sports injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of physically active populations. 

Areas of Distinctiveness

The post professional graduate athletic training education program at Temple University promotes three areas of distinctiveness: brain injury prevention, sensory motor control system, and athletic training research education.