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MS Athletic Training Launched at MSU

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The College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University is excited to announce the launch of its Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. This is 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. John Davis, an adjunct professor within the Exercise Science and Physical Education department, was recently inducted in the National Athletic Trainer’ Association Hall of Fame.

The program is a rigorous, challenging educational program, which is designed to prepare students for the profession of Athletic Training in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE). Upon successful completion of the program students are prepared to successfully meet the Board of Certification Examination requirements.

Classes are held during the day to allow students time to complete their practicum throughout the program. Students should expect to attend clinical practicum between the hours of 2:00pm and 9:00pm and on weekends at least 3 days a week consistent with typical athletic department schedules. Students will engage in immersive and hands-on practical experiences under the supervision of a Certified and NJ licensed Athletic Trainer or other healthcare provider in each semester of the program.

To learn more about the new MS Athletic Training program, attend the Graduate Open House on Sunday, October 21, 2018. You will have the opportunity to speak directly to the Program Coordinator, hear options about financing your education and receive an application fee waiver. You can register for the Graduate Open House here.

Additionally, you can apply for the program here. The GRE is not required and the application deadline is March 15th. Please note that this program begins in Summer 2019 with a foundational course that will set students up for success in the program.