PROGRAM DIRECTOR - PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
West Virginia University (WVU) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor to serve as the Program Director for the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program. The academic program in Athletic Training has been relocated from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Science to the WVU School of Medicine Professional Programs Unit. The MSAT program recently received University approval and has applied to the CAATE for a change in level of degree. The MSAT degree program is currently accepting applications for the inaugural MSAT cohort which will begin in June 2020. https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/athletic-training
The Professional Programs unit is home to over 1,000 students enrolled in degree programs including exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical laboratory science, immunology, pathologist's assistant, physician assistant, and health information management. The School of Medicine is part of a thriving academic medical center, which includes Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Together, the five schools provide robust opportunities and programs for interprofessional education, collaborative practice and research.
The Program Director will lead the professional athletic training degree program within the Division of Athletic Training, a professional program with the Department of Human Performance. The Program Director will be responsible for teaching in the Masters Program, administration of the athletic training education program at all levels, including CAATE requirements for compliance and reaccreditation; quality of student experience, program assessment, maintenance of curriculum development and updates, new program initiatives, and assisting in the recruitment and retention of MSAT students.
Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to a collaborative research agenda with faculty in the Division of Athletic Training along with researchers and clinicians in the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, WVU Sports Medicine, and the School of Medicine Professional and Undergraduate Programs.
The current Athletic Training program began in 1975 as a NATA-approved program and has maintained accreditation since that time and has a close relationship with the Intercollegiate Athletics department. The program currently offers an entry-level Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training as well as an advanced MS degree boasting a large alumni base in the profession. Our students have a 97% BOC overall pass rate. The undergraduate professional program recently been granted 10 years of continued accreditation.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.