The combined B.S. Natural Science/M.S. Athletic Training dual degree program will prepare students who possess a strong interest in science for careers as healthcare professionals within the field of Athletic Training. The program is a five-year seamless pathway to a B.S. degree in Natural Science with a Health Science specialization upon completion of four years of study (138 credits), followed by an M.S. degree in Athletic Training upon completion of a fifth year of study (37 additional credits); for a total of 175 credits.  The first three years of the program students complete courses to fulfill the Natural Science major and prerequisites for the Athletic Training Program.

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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, healthcare 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 89.3%.
  • We encourage our AT students to become dual credentialed with strength and conditioning certifications. Currently, 9 of our graduates are dual credentialed ATC/CSCS.
  • Clinical education opportunities in a variety of settings, including Division I football, high school, professional sports, and physician offices in and around Buffalo and nationally. Also, students have several opportunities to perform research.
  • Daemen College is at the forefront in offering an MSAT Program since 2012. As of 2022 all AT Programs will transition to Masters Degrees.
  • Collaboration between Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Nursing faculty allow students to learn from the experts in each department.
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For more information about Athletic Training at Daemen, contact Rebecca Begalle, Program Director, Athletic Training Program, at​ or call 716-839-8414.