M.S. in Athletic Training

M.S. in Athletic Training

M.S. in Athletic Training

Native Rowan Students
The MSAT has a unique curriculum. It is a 5 year Master's Program, in that there will be no Bachelor's degree associated with this program. Students accepted to Rowan University will declare their major within the Pre-Athletic Training (PreAT) curriculum. The PreAT curriculum will be designed to prepare students for the Professional Preparation (Graduate) curriculum over a 3 year sequence of courses. In the spring of the junior year, students will apply to the Professional Preparation component (Please see Admission Requirements below). Once accepted into the Professional Athletic Training Program, students will begin the curriculum in May of their 3rd year and will continue for two calendar years.

The 2 calendar years of graduate classes will be at the undergraduate tuition rate for those students that completed the Rowan University Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum. In the Fall of 2020, the AT Program will begin accepting applications from students that have a bachelor's degree from other institutions. However, these students will be required to pay graduate tuition rates.

The new MSAT will have 4 total clinical experience classes with two being completely immersive. This means students will spend the majority or all of a semester in the clinical setting without attending face-to-face classes.

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

Non-Native Students
External students will be able to apply to the Athletic Training Program once they have met all prerequisite admission requirements. These requirements can be found at https://academics.rowan.edu/shp/departments/hes/index.html. Students holding a bachelor's degree will not be eligible for the undergraduate tuition rate.



The M.S. in Athletic Training program is a full-time program offered in a face-to-face format at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 31 graduate semester hours (8 courses).


The following courses make up the M.S. in Athletic Training program.

  • 8 Courses / 31 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ATR 00510 Advanced Topics in Clinical Evaluation through Cadaver Anatomy 4
STAT 02550 Applied Statistical Analysis in Athletic Training 3
ATR 00505 Research Methods in Athletic Training 3
ATR 00520 Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques: An Advanced-Based Approach to Rehabilitation 3
ATR 00540 Fellowship in Athletic Training I 5
ATR 00541 Fellowship in Athletic Training II 5
ATR 00560 Thesis I 4
ATR 00561 Thesis II 4
Total Program Semester Hours: 31

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Current professional resume

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Current CPR Card

  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution with a minimum grade of "C".

    • FC-1. Introduction to Athletic Training
    • FC-2. Prevention and Care of Orthopedic Injuries
    • FC-3. Pathology and Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries I
    • FC-4. Pathology and Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries I - Lab Component
    • FC-5. Pathology and Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries II
    • FC-6. Pathology and Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries II - Lab Component
    • FC-7. Advanced Emergency Care
    • FC-8. Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • FC-9. Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Athletic Training program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer May 19 April 1