What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
Athletic trainers work with a variety of patient populations and in a variety of work settings. Secondary school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes; youth and private sports leagues and facilities; military and public safety personnel; performing artists; corporate, industrial and manufacturing work places; and hospitals, clinics, and physician practices,
Anyone who wants to become a certified athletic trainer must earn a degree from a CAATE- accredited athletic training curriculum.
Athletic Training at Marywood
Marywood University offers two options for earning a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree.
- Complete the 5-year BS/MS program where students complete a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science first, then finish with the MSAT.
- Complete the 2-year post-baccalaureate MSAT program.
The 2-year MSAT program is fully contained within the 5-year BS/MS program, so all students receive the same athletic training education opportunities.
With a lower than average cost of living and 39.5 credits, Marywood's MSAT is a cost effective option for any student.
The admissions cycle for our 2-year MSAT program (Summer 2020 start) has begun! Applications will only be accepted through ATCAS. Review of applications starts 1/1/19. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and continue until the cohort is full. Review of applications ends on 5/1/20.
Interested in our 5-year BS/MS degree program? Join us for one of Marywood's Undergraduate Open House dates: Saturday, October 19th or Saturday, November 16th. Register online here.
During their 2 years in the MSAT students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of clinical experiences under the supervision of our clinical preceptors. In the first year, students will attend clinical and didactic courses simultaneously in order to build a solid foundation of theory and practice. Clinical coursework during the second year of the program is fully immersive. Students are not required to be on-campus for class, thus enabling them to progress their clinical skills and decision-making towards autonomous practice upon graduation. Students can complete the immersive clinical experiences anywhere in the US.
Detailed information regarding the 5- year BS/MS and 2-year MSAT programs, including admissions requirements, program mission, goals, and objectives, curriculum and course descriptions, program retention requirements, and additional program costs can be found under the MS in Athletic Training tab.
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