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August 2016

From Bachelor's to Master's: The Degree Saga Concludes

CAATE Accredited Program - EKU MS in AT

On May 1, 2015, EKU’s Athletic Training Program began the process of transitioning from a BS in AT to a MS in AT degree by seeking a substantive change in degree from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). On August 17, 2016, the process was completed with these simple words from the President of the CAATE… “the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has voted to accept the request for change of degree for the Athletic Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University.”

Inaugural MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony

First Cohort of MS in AT Students and Faculty

The inaugural cohort in the MS in AT program at Eastern Kentucky University participated in EKU's first ever MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony. Many healthcare professionals participate in similar traditions, marking the  readiness of students to begin the educational process that includes patient care. The matriculation of courses within the new MS in AT program provided the perfect opportunity to honor these students efforts to this point in the classroom and challenge them to face the upcoming clinicals with a well-founded perspective.

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