Enrollment for this program has been paused beginning with the Fall 2022 semester

Daemen is always striving to make sure all of our programs are in-line with market demand. Current students are working directly with faculty on finishing their degree requirements. New students should contact admissions at admissions@daemen.edu to learn more about sports medicine opportunities at Daemen.

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

Earn both your undergraduate degree in natural science and graduate degree in athletic training in just five years.


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Daemen College’s professional Master’s in 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 natural science 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.
  • Expert physical therapy, physician assistant, and nursing faculty collaborate to provide a well-rounded program. 
  • Curriculum features cadaver dissection, providing students with unique, hands-on experience.
  • Clinical experiences are offered in 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.
  • Students complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical education experience and participate in research projects under the direction of faculty.
  • Students learn to treat patients through a multi-disciplinary approach considering all social and economic factors that influence health.

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

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