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MSAT Curriculum

All native Rowan University students are required to complete a three-year Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum followed by the two-year (calendar) Professional Athletic Training Program. Students who 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. 

In the spring of 2023, the Athletic Training Program will be accepting students who have obtained a Bachelor's degree directly into the two-year MSAT program.

  • Students that have obtained a Bachelor's degree and have met all program admission pre-requisites (See Admission Requirements) will be considered for acceptance. Prospective students who have earned a Bachelor's degree and have obtained all the program admission requirements should visit our page on the Rowan Global site to apply to the two-year program.
  • All undergraduate freshmen and transfer students who do not hold a Bachelor's degree visit our FAQ page for more information. Native Rowan University freshman and transfer students who have not earned a Bachelor's degree will apply to the pre-Athletic Training Program using the Rowan App.

Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum

The Pre-Athletic Training curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students for success within the Professional Athletic Training Program. The Pre-Athletic Training curriculum’s major courses will introduce foundational knowledge that will be pertinent for the AT Program. 

There is a secondary process  for those students seeking acceptance into the Athletic Training Program (ATP). Application to the ATP occurs once per academic year; in the spring semester of the Pre-ATP student's junior year, or spring semester of the transfer student's second year depending upon completion of all prerequisite coursework and application materials.

Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum Guide

Professional Athletic Training Curriculum

This Athletic Training Program consists of 68 credits completed over two calendar years. The Program begins at the end of May of the Junior year and part time enrollment is not an option. Students that are accepted with a Bachelor's degree will begin the May of the year they are accepted. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a "C" to stay in good standing and to graduate from the Athletic Training Program.

Program guide

Clinical Experiences

The Athletic Training Program has always had a very strong clinical education curriculum with excellent preceptors. In the clinical setting, students have an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in didactic and laboratory coursework to real word patients. Students will spend time both on- and off-campus a various clinical sites. 

Our Athletic Training students gain valuable clinical experiences with various health care providers throughout the program's curriculum. The off-campus affiliates clinical sites were selected because the Athletic Trainers and other health care providers, who serve as preceptors (clinical instructors), in these locations have made a commitment to the education and development of our students. 

  • Advocare Treiman Family Medicine
  • Delsea Regional High School
  • Eastern Regional High School
  • Kingsway Regional High School
  • Lindenwold High School
  • Manasaquan High School
  • Premiere Orthopedics
  • Princeton University
  • Reconstrucive Orthopedics 
  • Rowan University Athletic Training Services
  • Rowan University Wellness Center
  • St. Augustine Preparatory School
  • Stockton University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vineland High School
  • Washington Township High School

Technical Standards (Signed Freshmen Year In Introduction To Athletic Training and during application process to Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program)

The following technical standards are signed in the first athletic training class, prior to athletic training students performing any hands-on duties.

The Athletic Training Program at Rowan University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level certified athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program's technical standards does not guarantee a student's eligibility for the Board Of Certification (BOC, Inc) exam. Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:

  1. the mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
  2. sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
  3. the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to,
  4. the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
  5. the ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
  6. the capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
  7. the perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.
  8. flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
  9. affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.

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