Opportunities abound for athletic trainers and there’s no better place to prepare for a career in this rewarding field than PennWest University. If you have undergraduate experience in exercise science, health science, nutrition and fitness, rehabilitation sciences, or any pre-professional program, you are a prime candidate for this valuable degree.
Choose the PennWest program option that works for you. The two-year, stand-alone program is designed for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree. The 3+2 accelerate program allows current undergraduates to earn two degrees in just five years, saving both time and money.
As a student, you will hone your skills under the guidance of faculty with extensive clinical experience and contemporary expertise. You’ll conduct your own student research, develop knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice concepts and have a variety of interprofessional education and practice opportunities.
The didactic portion of training is coupled with a year-long clinical immersion, ensuring you acquire strong foundational behaviors of professional practice in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination and become a certified athletic trainer.
PennWest’s MSAT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Enjoy cross-curriculum opportunities to obtain diverse perspectives and collaborate with professionals both on and off campus.
Including a contemporary AT lab, cadaver lab and access to experiential learning.
Fully immersed clinical rotations at sites across the country.
Hybrid: Students must perform clinical immersions and practicums
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The U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics projects a 23% growth in the Athletic Training professionals from 2020-2030, with an average of 3,100 openings per year. Further enhance your job opportunities by taking advantage of PennWest’s extensive network of alumni currently working in the field.
Students who intend to apply for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program must apply online using the ATCAS application. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis until enrollment is full. Cohorts begin during the second 7-week summer session (late June). To be considered for admission to the MSAT, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
Prior to enrollment, students must complete the following:
To be eligible for graduation, a student must:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.