M.S. in Athletic Training

Requirements (60 credits)
AT-520Introduction to Athletic Training1
AT-520LBasic Techniques in Athletic Training Lab1
AT-525Emergency Care2
AT-525LBasic Techniques in Emergency Care Lab1
AT-530Clinical Skeletal Anatomy2
AT-533Intro Evidence Based Rsh1
AT-535Physiology of Physical Activity2
AT-540Lower Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic Procedures2
AT-540LLower Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic Laboratory1
AT-545Therapeutic Interventions I - Modalities2
AT-545LTherapeutic Modalities Laboratory1
AT-550Pathomechanics and Ergonomic Considerations in Physical Activity2
AT-555Clinical Experience I2
AT-560Upper Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic Procedures2
AT-560LUpper Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic Laboratory1
AT-565Therapeutic Interventions II - Rehabilitation2
AT-565LTherapeutic Rehabilitation Laboratory1
AT-570Nutrition for Health and Sport2
AT-575Clinical Experience II2
AT-620Axial Skeleton and Organ Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis2
AT-620LAxial Skeleton and Organ Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis Laboratory1
AT-625Pathology of Illness and Injury3
AT-630Psycho-Social Aspects of Illness and Injury2
AT-580Creating Evidence Based Research I1
AT-635Clinical Experience III1
AT-640Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare2
AT-645Therapeutic Interventions III - Pharmacological and Ergogenic Aids3
AT-650Creating Evidence Based Research III2
AT-655Clinical Experience IV3
AT-585Healthcare Management3
AT-665Collecting and Presenting Evidence Based Research1
AT-670Seminar in Athletic Training2
AT-675Clinical Experience V4
Total Credits60


Bachelor’s degree: All applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Grade Point Average: Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses.

Prerequisites: Successfully complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better: Human Anatomy & Physiology (1 & 2), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Psychology, Medical Terminology, and Statistics. Note: all science courses must have a laboratory component.

Clinical Observation Hours: Have a minimum of 50 hours of shadowing/clinical experience under the direction of a certified and state licensed athletic trainer. Clinical observation hours must be complete upon matriculation.

Two letters of recommendation: Submit two recommendation forms (through ATCAS), with one from a certified athletic trainer with whom the student completed his/her shadowing/clinical experience.

Letter of Intent: Students will submit a letter of intent detailing their desire for entry into the MSAT at Monmouth University. Also included in this letter will be a description of how they became interested in the profession of athletic training and their goals for attaining and utilizing the degree in the future. 

Technical Standards: Possess essential skills, abilities, and aptitudes, known as technical standards, necessary to complete the program's curriculum. Applicants who can meet these requirements with reasonable accommodations are encouraged to speak to the Department of Disability Services for Students (email: dds@monmouth.edu or phone: 732-571-3460). The essential skills required include: Observation, Communication, Sensory and Motor, Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities, and Behavioral and Social Attributes.

Interview: Complete a personal interview with the MSAT Admissions Committee.

Program Specific Requirements:  The profession of athletic training is concerned with the safety and well-being of all people.  Athletic trainers work with diverse populations, who may be susceptible to abuse.  State licensure and practice acts require that all licensed athletic trainers are compliant with federal/state background checks, fingerprints and in some cases random drug testing. Prior to Matriculation:  All students will satisfactorily complete a background check.  Prior to Clinical Practice: All students are required to obtain fingerprints and health information/immunizations as required by each clinical site.