Job growth in athletic training is projected to increase by 19 percent from 2019-29.

Earn both your undergraduate degree in health promotion and graduate degree in athletic training in just five years.


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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

  • Students complete courses to fulfill their undergraduate degree in health promotion with a concentration in health and fitness during their first three years, while their last two years are dedicated to earning a master’s degree in athletic training.
  • Daemen athletic training students pay undergraduate tuition rates their first year in the graduate sequence.
  • Our unique program features coursework in gross anatomy, pathology and clinical examination, rehabilitation, nutrition, professional development, and many other valuable areas.
  • 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.
  • All students complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical education experience and participate in research projects under the direction of faculty.
  • Many students can apply their knowledge to achieve complementary certifications,  such as the CSCS, NASM-PES, or NASM-CES.
  • Students learn to treat patients through a multi-disciplinary approach considering all social and economic factors that influence health.

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Athletic Training Simulation

An annual simulation event 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 experiences. Check out Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc | Elite Sports Emergency Care Training Center as they work with students, featured in this recent commercial spot for the company.

100% of Daemen graduates achieved and overall first time pass rate

on the BOC Exam, far exceeding the commission’s 70% pass rate standard.

Career Outlook

Athletic 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


Liz Sherman, ’13

Health promotion with master’s in athletic training

Liz Sherman, ’13

Athletic trainer and preceptor for the athletic training program at SUNY Cortland

Ron Cooper, ’14, BS HPR MS AT

Health promotion with master’s in athletic training

Ron Cooper, ’14, BS HPR MS AT

Head men's basketball athletic trainer, North Carolina State University

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