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MS in Athletic Training

MS in Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide services, such as prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a rigorous and intense program designed to prepare students to take the Board of Certification, Inc., Exam and to become successful athletic trainers. Our program prepares graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to provide care to a wide spectrum of individuals who engage in physical activity, including:

  • High School Athletic Trainer
  • Collegiate Athletic Trainer
  • Professional Sport Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer for the Military
  • Performing Arts Athletic Trainer
  • Orthopedic Clinics
  • Athletic Trainer in a Hospital or Clinic Setting

The technical standards set by the MSAT program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of an entry-level certified athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

All students are required to complete a three-year Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum followed by the two-year (calendar) Professional Athletic Training Program. Students that successfully complete all components of the Professional Preparation Athletic Training Program (graduate) will receive a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Studies and a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

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CAATE Accreditation

logo for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training EducationThe Rowan-Virtua MS in Athletic training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Program data aggregated by the CAATE as it applies to Rowan-Virtua graduation rates, retention rates, BOC first time pass rates, accreditation history, and student placement data is available on the CAATE site.

Board of Certification Exam Results 

The Board of Certification, Inc. Exam is the gate keeper to being able to practice in the athletic training profession. A student must graduate from or be in the last semester of a CAATE accredited program before they are able to sit for this exam. The RUATP has had a high first time pass rate on the BOC, Inc exam. The Rowan-Virtua Athletic Training Program (ATP) is consistently above the national average for the first time pass rate. Those students who did not pass on their first attempt were successful on their second attempt. Since 2006, no student has had to take the BOC, Inc. Exam for a third time. Below is an illustration of BOC, Inc. Exam first time pass rates for students graduating between the years 2010-2022.

this is a chart of first-attempt at the board of certification exam. this chart and the data is available for download

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