Direct Entry MS, Athletic Training


  • ATH500/L Introduction to Emergency Athletic Care (3/0)
  • ATH501/L Foundations of Athletic Training I (2/0)
  • ATH502 Foundations of Athletic Training II (2)
  • ATH509/L Gross Anatomy (6/0)
  • ATH510/L-511/L Pathology and Clinical Examination I/II (4/0; 4/0)
  • ATH513 Pathology and Clinical Examination III (1)
  • ATH515/L Exercise Testing and Prescription (2/0)
  • ATH520/L Therapeutic Agents (3/0)
  • ATH522 General Medical Conditions (4)
  • ATH523/L Foundational Concepts in Rehabilitation (4/0)
  • ATH524 Sports Nutrition (2)
  • ATH525 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3)
  • ATH530 Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training (3)
  • ATH580 Research Methods (3)
  • ATH590/592/593/594 Athletic Training: Practical Application I/II/III/IV (3/3/3/3)
  • PH595 Cultural Competency and Health Disparities (3)


Admissions Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree.
  2. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
  3. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and combined prerequisite GPA of 2.75: anatomy with lab (4 credits); physiology with lab (4 credits); exercise physiology (3 credits); kinesiology/biomechanics (3 credits); nutrition (3 credits); chemistry with lab (4 credits); physics with lab (4 credits); psychology (3 credits); statistics (3 credits).
  4. Applicants must submit documentation of at least 50 hours of athletic training exposure under the supervision of a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, with 15 of these hours being in a traditional Athletic Training setting such as a high school or college. Applicants may use the Daemen Athletic Training Student Observation Record Form available on the Athletic Training website or submit a letter signed by a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer with dates, number of hours, and setting.
  5. Applicants must submit 2 character references (one must be completed by a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer). Applicants may use the Graduate Reference report available on the Daemen Athletic Training website.
  6. Applicants must submit a biographical sketch (brief, no greater than 2 pages double spaced, narrative describing your goal/philosophy related to a personal, academic, professional and service development, interest in athletic training, and/or relevant background in another allied health profession).
  7. Applicants must submit copies of current CPR/AED and First Aid certification.
  8. Applicants must submit a signed Technical Standards Verification form.
  9. Applicants must submit a resume.
  10. Submit Application materials through ATCAS.

Consideration will be given to applicants with an overall and/or prerequisite GPA of 2.75 to 2.5 if the applicant demonstrates evidence to succeed as determined by the Athletic Training Department, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • evaluation of their last 60 credit hours
  • evaluation of their Athletic Training Program Admission interview

Conditional Acceptance may be considered if an applicant:

  • is in his/her final semester of a Bachelor degree program.
  • is in the process of completing prerequisite coursework or other requirements.
  • is deficient in no more than one (1) prerequisite course.  That course must be successfully completed by the start of his/her first fall semester of the Athletic Training Program.

Requirements for Continuance in the Program

Detailed information on policies relative to academic requirements to maintain good academic standing in the program is available from the Athletic Training Department and is also published in the Athletic Training Student Handbook.

Graduation Requirements

  1. All students must satisfactorily complete all requirements of the Athletic Training Department.
  2. All students must complete a minimum of 800 clinical education experience hours.
  3. All students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  4. All students must earn a letter grade of C or better in all Athletic Training Program courses.

Suggested Course Sequence

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