Job growth in athletic training is projected to increase by 19 percent from 2012-28.

Our rigorous and comprehensive curriculum prepares students to become exceptional, leading practitioners in the evolving field of athletic training.

 

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Daemen College’s professional Master’s in the Athletic Training program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2026-2027.

Program Benefits

  • Daemen students are eligible for a 30 percent tuition scholarship their first year.
  • Our unique program features coursework in gross anatomy, pathology and clinical examination, rehabilitation, nutrition, professional development, and many other valuable areas.
  • Innovative curriculum includes gross anatomy, concussion management, public health, and a three-semester rehabilitation sequence.
  • Our gross anatomy coursework includes cadaver dissection, providing students with unique, hands-on experience.
  • Clinical experiences are offered with varied populations, including professional, collegiate, high school, or non-sport settings (military, industrial, performing arts).
  • Supplemental clinical experiences are available in primary care, orthopedic surgical observations, suture/injection training, and simulation.
  • Students learn to treat patients through a multi-disciplinary approach considering all social and economic factors that influence health. 
Athletic Training students practicing immobilizing an accident victim
Athletic Training Simulation Event

This annual simulation replicates real world management of emergent and potentially catastrophic events in a guided and fully interactive environment. Students in the bachelor’s portion of the program act as standardized patients, first-year graduate students are practitioners, and second-year graduate students develop all standardized patient scenarios. By graduation, students have served in multiple roles and often state this is one of the highlights of their time at Daemen.

Career Outlook

Athletic Training Infographic, 19% projected job growthAthletic trainers are employed in several areas, including secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, physician offices, military, performing arts, and in the industrial and commercial settings.

Employers of alumni include

  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center    
  • Excelsior Orthopaedics
  • North Carolina State University 
  • University at Buffalo    
  • University of Maryland
  • Utah Jazz
  • University of Rochester Sports Medicine
  • Inova Sports Medicine Surgical First Assist
  • Fingers Lakes Health
  • University of North Florida
  • Venesco LLC Maneuver Tactical Athlete Care
  • NFL, New Orleans Saints
Kaitlyn Gustafson, ’18

Master’s in athletic training

Kaitlyn Gustafson, ’18

Athletic trainer at University of Maryland

Mitch Taffe, ’16

Master’s in athletic training

Mitch Taffe, ’16

Athletic trainer at Mercy Sports Medicine

Program Specifics

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