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The graduate Master of Science in Athletic Training program is a two-year, 60 credit hour program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program is designed to fulfill CAATE standards and is predicated upon the latest in evidence based practice. Following completion of this program, students are eligible to complete the BOC, Inc. certification examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

The program involves 47 credits of didactic course work and 13 credits of hands-on clinical experiences. During the four semesters of clinical experience, students will have the opportunity to practice within the on-campus Athletic Training Clinic and athletics program as well in numerous clinical affiliated sites around the greater Rochester area.  These sites may include hospitals, urgent care clinics, colleges/universities, high schools, and sports medicine clinics.

Health Standards

All students admitted to the graduate athletic training program are required to provide an annual health an immunization update.

Admission to the Program

  1. Admission requirements for the MSAT program include:
  2. Completion of Pre-Requisite courses or equivalents with a grade of C or better
  3. Cumulative undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or better
  4. Completed Bachelor’s Degree
  5. Current certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider and American Red Cross First Aid Certification
  6. Minimum of 50 hours of observation under the supervision of a BOC certified Athletic Trainer [Please note: A minimum of 50 observation hours under the direct supervision of a Board of Certification (BOC) certified
  7. athletic trainer is not required for the Fall 2022 application cycle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.]
  8. Formal interview with Athletic Training Faculty

Admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students are reviewed and selected using a holistic evaluation of the following factors: completion of admissions requirements (including pre-requisite coursework); academic achievement; evidence of potential for future practice as an athletic trainer; quality of past health care experience; interview performance; and, an ability to work effectively with people.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the College’s standards for graduate study.

Prerequisite Courses

All students must meet the following pre-requisite requirements of Brockport courses or their equivalents from other institutions.

  • PSH 110 Principles of Psychology (3 credits)
  • BIO 111 Principles of Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 321 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIO 322 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
  • CHM 205 College Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • PHS 205 Introduction to Physics I (4 credits)
  • PBH 317 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 488 Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PES 335 Physiological Bases for Exercise and Sport (4 credits)
  • PES 311 Principles of Athletic Training (3 credits)
  • PES 415 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3 credits)
  • PES 420 Biomechanics (3 credits)
  • PES 430 Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology (3 credits)

Additional SUNY Brockport Courses:

  • MTH 111 College Algebra (pre-req for CHM 205) (3 credits)
  • MTH 122 Pre-calculus (pre-req for PHS 205) (3 credits)
  • PES 325 Kinesiology (pre-req for PES 420) (4 credits)

Required Courses

  • PES 534 Therapeutic Agents for Musculoskeletal Injuries (4 credits)
  • PES 531 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis I (3 credits)
  • PES 536 Injury and Illness Management  (3 credits)
  • PES 547 Taping and Wound Care in AT  (2 credits)
  • PES 537 Health Care Informatics  (1 credit)
  • PES 546 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis II (3 credits)
  • PES 533 Therapeutic Interventions I (3 credits)
  • PES 539 Evidence Based Practice  (2 credits)
  • PES 540 Ethical Issues and Professional Development (1 credit)
  • NUR 521 Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • PES 538 Functional Movement Assessment (1 credit)
  • PES 604 Research Methods & Evaluation  (3 credits)
  • PES 605 Design and Analysis (3 credits)
  • PES 633 Therapeutic Interventions II (3 credits)
  • PES 528 Psychology of Injury (3 credits)
  • PES 635 General Medical Conditions (3 credits)
  • PES 634 Practical Applications of Evidence Based Practice (2 credits)
  • PES 632 Health Care Administration   (3 credits)
  • PES 535 Nutritional Considerations for AT  (1 credit)

Clinical Experience Courses

  • PES 541 Clinical Experience in AT I (2 credits) 
  • PES 545 Clinical Experience in AT II (2 credits) 
  • PES 636 Clinical Experience in AT III (3 credits) 
  • PES 637 Clinical Experience in AT IV (6 credits)

Student Learning Outcomes

The program’s expected learning outcomes are consistent with CAATE standards and are as follows:

  1. Develop an understanding of evidence-based practice concepts and their application to sound clinical decision-making and the critical examination of athletic training practice. 
  2. Develop safe and effective clinical decision-making within the practice of athletic training in a manner that integrates evidence-based practice with patient-oriented outcomes. 
  3. Develop advanced knowledge and clinical practice skills in the examination, diagnosis, and management of injuries and health conditions commonly seen in athletic training practice. 
  4. Integrate evidence-based practice to deliver current therapeutic interventions to promote optimal patient care. 
  5. Develop and implement strategies to mitigate the risk for long-term health conditions across the lifespan. 
  6. Develop and understanding of the role of the athletic trainer in health care administration and the delivery of health care services. 
  7. Practice athletic training in professional, ethical manner in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.