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Athletic Training (MSAT)

Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training

The Marywood University Athletic Training Program has chosen to voluntarily withdraw its accreditation, effective June 1, 2022. The university is no longer accepting students into the 5-year BSMS Exercise Science & Athletic Training program or the 2-year Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.
  • Participate in interprofessional education activities, a key component to any health care providers continuing educations
  • Experience realistic clinical situations using our cutting-edge simulation mannequin

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Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training at Marywood

Strengthen Your Career Options with a Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training

The two-year MSAT program is designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training.


Our program provides the knowledge and skills of athletic training and sports medicine through classroom instruction, clinical experiences, and practical situations.

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Athletic Training Contacts

$con.imageDescription Dr. Jeanine Engelmann, EdD, LAT, ATC
Program Director Athletic Training
570-348-6211 ext. 2692
$con.imageDescription Dr. Heidi Peters, DAT, LAT, ATC, SFMA-C, ITAT
Clinical Education Coordinator for Athletic Training
570-348-6211 ext. 2384

The Center for Athletics and Wellness is designed to provide recreational opportunities for students and clinical space for burgeoning health research programs:

  • Sports arena
  • 5,000 square foot fitness center
  • Facilities dedicated to wellness therapy, athletic training, and recreation
  • Human physiology lab with equipment for research, teaching, and evaluation of athletes, as well as the general public

Career Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment of athletic trainers to grow by 23% from 2016-2026, much faster than average.

Job Settings

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic trainers work with a variety of patients; from professional athletes to weekend warriors, from children to adults, from members of the armed forces to blue collar workers.

Specific Program Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  2. Marywood University graduate admissions application OR completed application through the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). Do not complete both.
  3. Official transcript verification the following undergraduate coursework was completed with a grade of “C” or better:
    1. Human Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits)
    2. Biology (4 credits)
    3. Chemistry (4 credits)
    4. Physics (4 credits)
    5. Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    6. Kinesiology or Biomechanics (3 credits)
    7. Nutrition (3 credits)
    8. Statistics (3 credits)
    9. General Psychology (3 credits)
  4. Personal statement
  5. 3 letters of recommendation
    1. 1 must be from a college or university faculty member
    2. 1 must be from a Certified Athletic Trainer
  6. Basic Life Support CPR & AED certification
  7. 100 hours of clinical observation with a Certified Athletic Trainer
  8. Interview with program faculty
  9. GRE scores - there is no required minimum score.
    1. If English is not the native language of the applicant:
  1. Minimum TOEFL iBT (internet) score of 79 from within the past 2 years must be submitted


  1. Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 from within the past 2 years must be submitted

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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