Date Approved

5-7-2002

Embargo Period

5-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Monahan, Thomas C.

Subject(s)

Physical education and training--History; Physical education teachers--Training of

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to trace the history of athletic training education as an athletic discipline. Through careful study and research, the author presents how formal education has evolved for professionals in the field of athletic training. The roots of athletic training education can be traced to the mid-1950's. From that period, athletic training education has changed immensely and is still changing today. This research explores the relationship between the development of higher education and the way athletic training evolved as a discipline within higher education. Much of the focus is on change, not only including changes made from the inception of athletic training education as a discipline, but also to possible changes in the future and where athletic training is headed.

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