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2018-19 ATSU University Catalog 
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership and Education, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Education

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Education is an online program providing advanced instruction in leadership, health policy and systems, and contemporary issues in athletic training education.

The purpose of the program is to prepare practicing athletic trainers and athletic training educators to debate and apply contemporary knowledge and skills in athletic training leadership and education.

Length of Program

The Certificate program consists of 4 courses that could be completed over a year.


Distance programs’ tuition is due the first day of class. For programs with payment per credit or course, the tuition covers the payment for the coming semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. Tuition: $534 per credit hour.


Application Process

Students interested in the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation, may use the online application available at http://www.atsu.edu/ashs/programs/athletic_training/index.htm. Applicants can still call 480-219-6000 to be connected with a specific program for more information.

Written requests for applications should be sent to: Arizona School of Health Sciences, Attention: Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation, 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206.

Application Deadline

Please contact Admissions at 877.469.2878 or by email at onlineinquiry@atsu.edu for more information regarding the application deadlines for the Certificate program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation.

  1. Applicants are required to meet all ATSU and ASHS general admission requirements
  2. Candidates must have achieved a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their athletic training professional program or a minimum overall graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Candidates accepted for admission to the program will have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree prior to enrollment from a regionally accredited institution.
  4. Applicants must provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended where a degree was conferred.
  5. Applicants to the Certificate program must demonstrate Board of Certification (BOC) certification as an athletic trainer.
  6. Candidates must submit an application form.
  7. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. See the ASHS English Proficiency section for more details.
  8. Candidates are expected to be computer literate and experienced in word processing. All curricula require extensive computer usage. Accepted applicants are required to have a personal computer prior to matriculation and have access to a high-speed Internet connection.
    a. See the Minimum Technology Specifications under the General Admission Requirements section.


Leadership and Education Certificate Program Outcome 

Debate and apply contemporary knowledge and skills in athletic training leadership and education. 


  1. Examine the role and influence of athletic trainers on health policy and healthcare delivery systems.
  2. Critically examine and apply the characteristics of leadership in athletic training within the context of becoming an advanced practice leader.
  3. Analyze and debate contemporary issues in athletic training education.
  4. Examine and apply best practices in clinical education and mentoring of athletic training students, young professionals, residents and fellows.