From pre-game taping to practice and game medical coverage to injury assessment and rehabilitation, Plymouth State University’s Master of Science (MS) degree programs in athletic training will prepare you for success on and off the field. Working closely with faculty members who are experienced and respected professionals in athletic training, students like you will have opportunities to excel. If your goal is to become a BOC certified athletic trainer or expand your education as a certified athletic trainer, Plymouth State’s Professional or Post-professional programs in athletic training will help you get there.
Choose from one of two athletic training programs:
- Professional Program (for those seeking to become a Certified Athletic Trainer) or
- Post-Professional Program in Higher Education (for Certified Athletic Trainers wishing to advance their knowledge and seek a career in Higher Education)
Why choose Plymouth State for your master’s degree in athletic training?
- Immediate hands-on experience working with student-athletes, health care professionals, and faculty who are leaders in the field.
- On-site athletic training experiences at various clinical education sites, including Plymouth State University athletics, Holderness School, New Hampton School, Tilton School, and Plymouth Regional High School.
- Small class sizes. With approximately twelve graduate students per class in the Professional Program, you’ll get the one-on-one interaction with faculty that larger athletic training programs often can’t offer.
- Graduate assistantships are available to students enrolled in the Post-Professional in Higher Education program.
- PSU is located in the foothills of the White Mountains and in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Hiking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, canoeing and kayaking are just minutes away.
- Just 2 hours from Boston and 3.5 hours from Montreal.
Plymouth State is an NCAA Division III school with 24 varsity athletic teams, including men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, skiing, and ice hockey, x-country, track and field; as well as football, wrestling, softball, and baseball and women’s volleyball. More than 700 student-athletes participate in team sports each year. The Physical Education Center has 33-acres of the best playing and practice fields in Division III, in addition to a three-court gymnasium, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a wrestling room, tennis courts, and the Vailas Performance Center. The University’s 860-seat ice arena serves as a teaching facility for instruction and research in ice activities and a home for the varsity men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. In Fall 2015, ALLWell North opened. The 107,600-square-foot complex includes a large-scale multi-use including a full-size track and indoor tennis courts.
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