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MSAT Program FAQ

Upon entering native Rowan University students are automatically enrolled in the Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum. A secondary application process is in place for acceptance into professional preparation athletic training program (ATP), which occurs in the spring of the junior year. The professional preparation ATP is a 2 calendar year program that begins the summer after the junior year. At the end of the fourth year, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training Studies, and then at the completion of the fifth year a Master of Science in Athletic Training.  This is designed to assist with tuition costs.  

No, as the professional preparation athletic training program is a graduate level degre, and can only be completed full-time over the course of its two years.

The professional athletic training program requires the student to attend full-time because classes are only offered once per academic year and clinical education is sequential.

Please click on this link to review student particpation in Rowan Univertsity NCAA Sanctioned Athletic:  Athletic Particiption Policy.

A student may transfer to the pre-Athletic Training program. The professional preparation athletic training program will accept external students directly to the 2 year program if they have a Bachelors degree and meet all admission requirements.  

Yes, we encourage everyone to schedule this visit. The student will have the ability to meet one or more program administrators, one or more current students, sit in on a class and/or shadow a current athletic training student in the clinical setting. Please contact Rob Sterner, PhD, ATC at (856) 256-4500, ext. 53766 or 

Prospective students should apply directly through the admissions office and indicate their choice of  major as the Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum. Please contact Rob Sterner, PhD, ATC at (856) 256-4500, ext. 53766 or if you have any questions

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  

For more information please click on the folowing links provided by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (


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