Athletic Training News

  • The 2016 MSAT graduating cohort achieved a 100% first time pass rate on the Board of Certification Examination for Athletic Trainers; this continues our overall most recent three year first time pass rate at 100%, which is well above the national average of 82.7% as per the most recent BOC Exam Report for 2015-16.
  • A 2018 MSAT graduate was selected as a recipient of the NYSATA iLead Scholarship, which provides funding to attend the NATA iLead Conference in Grapevine, TX February 17-18, 2017.
  • A 2018 MSAT graduate was selected as the recipient of the 2016 PBATS Inaugural Paul DeMartinis Scholarship.
  • A 2017 MSAT graduate was selected as a recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Inc. Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Paul Grace Scholarship Award.
  • Dr. Lynn Matthews was granted Fellow status through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2015. 
  • On May 28, 2014, Professor Jeff Sage was nominated Region 7 Representative for New York State Athletic Training Association.    
  • Liz Aiello (MSAT 2013), Jeremy Plochko (MSAT 2015), and Mitch Taffe (MSAT 2016) traveled on medical mission trips with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation with Dr. Lynn Matthews. Liz traveled to Haiti, Jeremy traveled to Ghana, and Mitch traveled to Vietnam.
  • A 2014 MSAT graduate was invited to assist with the 2014 NFL Training Camp with the Minnesota Vikings. This former student was awarded a scholarship by the NFL last year that afforded him his initial opportunity with the Vikings during the 2013 preseason.
  • A 2013 MSAT graduate is part of the Olympic Medical Coverage Pool with USA Soccer. He was recently a part of the medical coverage with the US Men's Soccer U18 team in Czech Republic.
  • A 2013 MSAT graduate was selected as a recipient of the NYSATA iLead Scholarship.
  • Craig Frost (MSAT 2012; first graduating class) is now 2nd Lt. USMC (currently attending Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, VA). Craig recently submitted the following to us in an alumni survey: “I have been able to utilize the skills that I learned to assist other Marines, as well as take care of myself to increase unit effectiveness. The amount of information studied as an Athletic Training student is directly pertinent to more than just the athletic and clinical world. Whether it be the training techniques or therapeutic exercises, I have been able to bring what knowledge I can and am grateful for receiving it with the level of attention to detail."