AT Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Daemen College’s Professional Master’s Athletic Training Program, one of only two accredited programs in New York State, has received continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). READ MORE


Athletic Training Student Receives Leadership Scholarship

Daemen College professional master’s athletic training program student Kaitlyn Gustafson is the only student from a Western New York institution selected to receive a 2017 iLead Scholarship from the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA). READ MORE


The BS/MS Athletic Training Program is a seamless 5-year construct in which students earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

The first three years of the program students complete courses to fulfill the Health Promotion/Health and Fitness major and prerequisites for the Athletic Training Program. The BS degree provides students with a broad education that encompasses: community health and disease prevention, healthcare systems, and health systems management.

Once accepted into the Athletic Training Program, students complete 2 years of study in the Athletic Training Program (MSAT). The Athletic Training coursework includes but is not limited to the following: anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, nutrition, pharmacology, professional development, health care administration, prevention and care of athletic injuries, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, and assessment and evaluation.

Program Highlights

  • 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.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.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 exam.Daemen College AT graduates have passed the BOC exam.

Applicant Instructions for BS/MS Students

Additional Information 

Sean Burfeind

Athletic Training

I have been given the opportunity to work with the US Men’s Soccer program providing athletic training coverage for camps and tournaments across the country and the world. READ MORE

Erin Kelleher

Athletic Training

At Daemen, you’re not just a number in a lecture hall, your professors truly care about your well-being and academics. READ MORE

Financial Scholarship News

Caleb Earl was selected as a recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Inc. Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Paul Grace Scholarship Award. The $3,000 scholarship award and a plaque will be presented to him at the Annual Awards Banquet in Philadelphia. Kaitlyn Gustafson was selected as a recipient of the NYSATA iLead Scholarship. Gustafson will receive funding up to $1,500 to attend the NATA iLead Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Rebecca Delahunty was selected as one of the recipients of the 2016 PBATS inaugural Paul DeMartinis Scholarship.  Delahunty will receive up to $2,000.

For more information about Athletic Training at Daemen, contact Nicole Chimera, Program Director, Athletic Training Program, at nchimera@daemen.edu or call 716-839-8413.