Athletic Training, M.S.
This direct entry MSAT Program is designed for students with an earned baccalaureate degree. The program involves 2 years of study in athletic training courses plus one summer of courses which includes Gross Anatomy. The MSAT Program is cohort based and starts in May each year; however, applications and students are accepted on a rolling basis. The MSAT Program application deadline is March 15, 2017.
Applications through the centralized application service, ATCAS, will be available on June 29, 2016, for the entering class of 2017. Classes will begin on campus Monday, May 22, 2017.
About Our Program
- Athletic training graduates have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the BOC Certification Exam, a rate that significantly surpasses the national average of 82.7%.
- In 2014, the AT Program was awarded second place in the New York State Athletic Trainers Association ATEP Video Contest for National Athletic Training Month.
- In 2013, a Daemen College AT student was selected to represent New York State at the National Athletic Training Student Leadership (iLead) conference held in Texas.
- In 2013, a Daemen College AT student was awarded the PFATS-NFL Charities Minority Scholarship, which allowed him to experience the Minnesota Vikings summer training camp.
- We encourage our AT students to become dual credentialed with strength and conditioning certifications. Currently, 9 of our graduates are dual credentialed ATC/CSCS.
- 34/34 Daemen College AT graduates have passed the BOC certification exam.
Students have two full years of clinical experience with opportunities in:
- D1 football
- High schools
- Physician practices
- Professional sports
Athletic Trainers are employed in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, military, and in the industrial and commercial settings. 95% of Daemen College Athletic Training alumni are currently practicing clinicians in the Athletic Training profession. Our alumni have been employed in a variety of settings including:
30% Graduate Tuition Scholarship
Full-time students working towards a graduate degree in Athletic Training are eligible for a 30% tuition-only scholarship applied to the full tuition rate.
Contact Luke Ramey in Admissions at (716)-839-8486 or email Luke at Lramey@daemen.edu
Application Materials and Instructions
Students with an earned baccalaureate degree (BS/BA) in a related field with minimum overall and prerequisite GPAs of 2.75 out of 4.0 and have successfully completed (C or better) all coursework listed in the prerequisite worksheet are eligible for consideration for the direct entry MSAT Program.
Degree and credit analysis for the direct entry students is completed by the Graduate Admissions Office and Athletic Training Department Chair.
You can apply to the Direct Entry MSAT Program through the centralized application service, ATCAS. The application will be available on June 29, 2016, for the entering class of 2017. The MSAT Program is cohort based and starts in May each year; however, applications and students are accepted on a rolling basis. The MSAT Program application deadline is March 15, 2017.
- A Daemen AT Student Observation Record Form (XLS) or a signed letter from a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer verifying that the applicant has obtained 50 hours of Athletic Training observation under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Note: 15 of these hours must be completed in a traditional athletic training setting such as a high school, college/university, or professional sport setting.
- Two Graduate Reference Report (PDF) forms, one must be completed by a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
- Completed Prerequisite Worksheet (PDF).
- A biographical sketch (brief narrative describing your goal/philosophy related to personal, academic, professional development, interest in athletic training, and/or relative background in another allied health progression).
- Please have all university-level academic work transcripts sent to Daemen College Admissions.
- Copy of current CPR/AED and First Aid Cards.
- Read the Technical Standards and submit the signed Technical Standards Verification Form (DOC).
Selected students will be invited for an interview.
To ensure that all students have successfully met the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education competencies, the program will not grant substantial credit for learning derived from experience. The program will evaluate students on an individual basis to determine transfer equivalencies not to exceed 6 transfer credits.
Message from the Chair
Nicole Chimera, PhD
Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. Athletic Trainers (ATs) 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.