icon-apply-grad2 Sports Medicine

The M.S. major in Sports Medicine prepares students for career opportunities in the field of athletic training. The program includes coursework and laboratory experiences in the prevention, management, evaluation, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The purpose of this program is to provide qualified candidates with in-depth experiences beyond entry-level athletic training expectations. Additionally, all students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of clinical experience in an approved setting as part of the degree program requirements. Candidates for this program must be certified athletic trainers through the Board of Certification (BOC), or be eligible to sit for the certification exam.

Clinical Sites

As a graduate student in our program you will serve as a graduate assistant at any one of our 15 clinical sites. These 15 sites are comprised of the following types:

  • NCAA Division I: 3
  • NCAA Division II: 1
  • NCAA Division III: 3
  • NJCAA: 1
  • Private High School: 7
  • Public High School: 1

Below you find what sites have openings depending on the year you enter our program. Learn more about our sites 

Course description and classes

View the GSU Graduate Catalog 

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Program Faculty

Shelley Linens, Ph.D., ATC
Benjamin Goerger, Ph.D., ATC

Admissions Information

Candidates for this program must be a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) certified athletic trainer or be eligible for NATA certification by the Omaha-based Board of Certification (BOC). Candidates may be eligible for NATA certification upon graduation from a CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training program. An interested program applicant must apply for graduate admissions into Georgia State University. Additionally, a program applicant must provide:

  • Cover letter including the graduate assistant position(s) of interest
  • Copy of resume
  • List of reference names and contact information

Materials should be emailed to Dr. Benjamin Goerger at bgoerger@gsu.edu. Applicants will also be required to participate in a personal interview with clinical supervisors and/or faculty.