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Athletic Training Graduate Program (Professional)

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Sports Medicine

Athletic Training Graduate Program (Professional)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is designed to prepare students to become athletic trainers. The program is designed for students with minimal or no knowledge and experience in athletic training.

There are two entry options for this program:

Option 1 (Post-Bacalaureate): Master of Science in Athletic Training

Two-year program. This program is only for those students who have already completed a bachelor's degree (in any major other than athletic training) and have met the admission requirements for the professional phase of the MS in Athletic Training program. This two-year program is intended for college graduates who have completed their bachelor's degree and who may want to change careers, individuals who didn't have time during their undergraduate years to major in athletic training and international students who want a career in athletic training.

Upon completion of this Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited program, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination. Upon successful completion of this examination students will become BOC-certified athletic trainers (ATC). Most states use the results from this examination to determine eligibility to practice athletic training and obtain licensure. Learn more about the admissions process.

*The program has submitted a substantive change document with the CAATE on August 1, 2016 to offer this degree program. The program anticipates a decision by December 1, 2016*

Option 2 (Prospective First-Year Students): Accelerated 3+2 Master of Science in Athletic Training

Accelerated five year program (3+2) in which students earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Sports Medicine Studies concentration and a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Accelerated 3+2 BS & MS Course Sequence

Course Sequence

The first three years of this program students complete courses to fulfill the B.S. degree in Health Sciences: Sports Medicine Sciences concentration major and prerequisites for the M.S. degree in Athletic Training. Upon acceptance into the M.S. degree, the "professional" phase will begin during the summer prior to the student's fourth year. At the end of the summer prior to the start of a student's fourth year, he/she will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science: Sports Medicine Studies concentration. At the end of the student's fifth year, he/she will receive his/her Master of Science (M.S.) in Athletic Training degree. This 3+2 program is intended for entering first year students, transfer students or students who change majors early in their undergraduate education. Learn more about the admissions process.

Contact Information

  • Katherine E. Morrison, PhD, LAT, ATC
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sports Medicine
  • Chairperson of Department of Sports Medicine
  • 222M Sturzbecker HSC 
    West Chester University 
    West Chester, PA 19380
  • Phone: 610-436-3293
  • Fax: 610-436-2860
  • Email: kmorrison@wcupa.edu

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