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M.S. in Athletic Training

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Program Information

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The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Rowan University is a rigorous and intense program designed to prepare students to take the Board of Certification, Inc., Exam and to become competent 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

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.

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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 68 graduate semester hours (19 courses).

  • 19 Courses / 68 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 68 S.H.
ATR 00510 Cadaver Anatomy 4
ATR 00505 Principles in Evidence-based Practice 3
ATR 00511 Management of Medical Emergencies 3
ATR 00519 Clinical Assessment I 4
ATR 00520 Clinical Assessment II 4
ATR 00521 Clinical Assessment III 4
ATR 00524 Injury Risk Management to Enhance Human Performance 3
ATR 00526 Healthcare Management & Quality Improvement 3
ATR 00530 Pharmacology 3
ATR 00531 Therapeutic Interventions I 4
ATR 00533 Therapeutic Interventions II 4
ATR 00535 Behavioral Health 3
ATR 00537 Residency in Athletic Training I 3
ATR 00538 Residency in Athletic Training II 3
ATR 00540 Fellowship in Athletic Training I 5
ATR 00541 Fellowship in Athletic Training II 5
ATR 00560 Graduate Student Research Project I 4
ATR 00561 Graduate Student Research Project II 4
ATR 00570 Seminar In Healthcare Interprofessional Education & Practice 2


Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.


  • Completed Application Form
  • $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
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a major 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • 50 Hours of Athletic Training Clinical Observation Hours. Students must complete all observation hours within an Athletic Training Clinic and have hours certified by a Licensed Athletic Trainer in order to be considered for acceptance to the Athletic Training Program.
  • Current CPR card and First Aid certification
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admission Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution with a minimum grade of “C”.
    • Human Anatomy I and II ( each course must be 4 s.h. with lab)
    • Chemistry (3-4 s.h.)
    • Physics (3-4 s.h.)
    • Biology (3-4 s.h.)
    • Introduction to Biomechanics (3 s.h.)
    • Exercise Physiology with Lab (4 s.h.)
    • Nutrition (3 s.h.)
    • Statistics I (3 s.h.)
    • General Psychology (3 s.h.)
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