Academic Programs of Study

Athletic Training (Five-year BS/MS)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training

  • Five-year BS/MS program
  • Prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
  • Classroom, clinical, and professional educational experiences

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Athletic Training (Five-year BS/MS) at Marywood

The BS/MS program is designed for incoming freshmen who are interested in an accelerated path towards the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree.

Our athletic training program is designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam for athletic trainers. It provides the fundamental knowledge and skills of athletic training and sports medicine through classroom instruction, clinical experiences, and practical situations.

The Athletic Training Program at Marywood University is currently in the process of transitioning to a master's degree. The degree change is pending review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Please contact Jeanine Engelmann, EdD, Athletic Training Program Director if you have any questions.

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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

Our athletic training program provides students with the didactic and clinical knowledge necessary to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. 

Specific Program Requirements

Students may apply to our athletic training program in the spring semester of their sophomore year and must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of ATES 180 with a B- or better
  • Completion of ATES 130, ATES 155, BIOL 121, and BIOL 122 with a C or better
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • 25 hours of clinical observation
  • Emergency cardiac care (ECC) and first aid certifications
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay

Student Third-Year Admission Requirements:

  1. Acceptance into Marywood University as a freshman.
  2. A notification of intent to enter into the MSAT must be completed during the fall semester of the student’s third year in the BS/MS program.
  3. Marywood University graduate admissions application submitted no later than March 15th of the student’s third year.
  4. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all pre-requisite coursework listed here:
    1. BIOL 121 & 121L - Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
    2. BIOL 122 & 122L - Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
    3. CHEM 121 & 121L - Principles of Chemistry and Lab
    4. BIOL 110 & 110L -Principles of Biology and Lab
    5. PHYS 303 & 303L - General Physics and Lab
    6. ATES 225 & 225L - Physiology of Exercise and Lab
    7. ATES 221- Kinesiology
    8. ATES 236 -Research Methods in Athletic Training & Exercise Science
    9. ATES 324 - Motor Learning
    10. ATES 360 -Exercise Testing & Prescription and Lab
    11. ND 112 - Nutrition I
    12. ND 213 - Nutrition II
    13. MATH 155 - Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
    14. PSYCH 211 - General Psychology
  5. Overall QPA of 3.00 or better
  6. Personal Statement
  7. 2 letters of recommendation
    1. 1 must be from a college or university faculty member
    2. 1 must be from a Certified Athletic Trainer
  8. Basic Life Support CPR & AED certification
  9. 100 hours of clinical observation with a Certified Athletic Trainer

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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