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Program Overview

The Athletic Training Program at Montclair State University provides a high quality, state-of-the-art educational program consistent with the professional and ethical requirements of the profession of Athletic Training. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a dynamic and challenging professional preparation program geared toward preparing them for certification and practice as certified athletic trainers. The faculty and staff are committed to provide the highest quality professional education in a nurturing environment for a diverse student population.


  • The MS in Athletic Training degree program is presently offered in a traditional graduate degree format that allows students to enter as a graduate student after completing a bachelor’s degree elsewhere. Students may enter with any degree program but must have or complete prerequisites described in the admissions page.
  • Current MSU students considering this program should enroll in the BS in Exercise Science, Clinical and Pre-professional Concentration.
  • The combined BS in Exercise Science, Clinical and Preprofessional Concentration and MS in
    Athletic Training allows students the opportunity to complete two degrees in 5 years. A total of
    12 graduate credit hours apply to BOTH the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The program is
    designed for highly focused students who wish to pursue Athletic Training careers and are
    prepared to complete coursework year-round in order to accelerate their time to completion of
    both degrees. The MS in Athletic Training degree is Accredited by the CAATE and allows
    students to take the Board of Certification exam for Athletic Training.
  • 5-year Combined Program

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Program Faculty

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Fredrick Gardin

Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Physical Education

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Marsha Grant-Ford

Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Physical Education