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The Master of Science (MS) in Advanced Athletic Training is a post-professional degree for certified athletic trainers.  The MS program is the only Athletic Training program in the country with MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound courses and one of eight programs in the country with  Kinesio Tape┬« certification.  Students have the opportunity to learn the innovative knowledge and skills from AT faculty who are at the forefront of their expertise areas.  Dr. Katie Lyman is one of 12 individuals in the world that can certify ATs as CKTPs (Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner┬«) and Dr. Kara Gange is the only athletic trainer in the country teaching MSK diagnostic ultrasound.  In addition to new knowledge, students are challenged to examine and compare previous knowledge and clinical practice to the available evidence and implement evidence based medicine.  Finally students will perform a research study (thesis) in one of the MS AT faculty expertise areas with the result of disseminating the new knowledge and expanding the athletic training body of knowledge. 

Please see the admission criteria under program information.  To apply to the MS in Advanced Athletic Training program, go to the NDSU Graduate School webpage: . On the top right hand side, click "apply online".  You will need to create an account and then follow the steps to apply. Applications will be reviewed beginning in December and will continue to be accepted until all GA positions have been filled.  

For more information contact the MS in Advanced AT Program Director, Dr. Kara Gange (701) 231-5777 or


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