Graduate Athletic Training Program
UTC GATP in Rio!
2010 Alum Dana Johnston is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the eight qualified USA Boxing athletes and their coaches. Olympic boxing competition will run from August 6 – August 21 at the Riocentro Pavilion 6. Go team U.S.A!
Dr. Gary Wilkerson, Professor of Graduate Athletic Training, has been elected to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame.
Wilkerson’s research is primarily in lower extremity biomechanics and ankle injuries. His recent work has focused on predictive modeling for identification of individual athletes who possess potentially modifiable characteristics associated with elevated injury risk.
“This is quite a professional honor and clear recognition of his many dedicated years of outstanding work in Athletic Training,” said Dr. Gary Liguori, head of Health and Human Performance.
Wilkerson received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University, M.S. from the University of Arizona, and Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky and has had a wide variety of professional experiences, which include functioning as a physician extender in a multi-specialty medical practice and co-founding a company which operated multiple rehabilitation clinics. He has served on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Athletic Training and the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.
Wilkerson is a Fellow of NATA, which has over 35,000 members, and a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame on June 24, 2016, at the NATA Annual meeting in Baltimore.
The UTC Graduate Athletic Training Program is a Professional Education (Entry-level) Program. You will earn a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training.
The Graduate Athletic Training Program at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (UTC-GATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). After the last comprehensive review for continued program accreditation, the UTC-GATP was granted the maximum 10-year accreditation. The next comprehensive review is scheduled for 2019.
Graduateprograms.com announced the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ranked #1 in the Fall 2015 Kinesiology/Exercise Science Grad Rankings. The rankings are based solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted on graduateprograms.com. Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015, encompassed reviews posted by more than 75,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs nationwide.
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