Masters of Science (MSc) in Athletic Training

Daemen College

Program Description

Masters of Science (MSc) in Athletic Training

Daemen College

This direct entry program is designed for students with an earned baccalaureate degree. The program involves 2 years of study in athletic training courses plus one summer of courses which includes Gross Anatomy.

Program Highlights

  • Athletic training graduates have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of the Certification exam, a rate that significantly surpasses the national average of 82.9%.
  • In 2014, the AT Program was awarded the second place in the New York State Athletic Trainers Association ATEP Video Contest for National Athletic Training Month.
  • In 2013, a Daemen College AT student was selected to represent New York State at the National Athletic Training Student Leadership (iLead) conference held in Texas.
  • In 2013, a Daemen College AT student was awarded the PFATS-NFL Charities Minority Scholarship, which allowed him to experience the Minnesota Vikings summer training camp.
  • We encourage our AT students to become dual credentialed with strength and conditioning certifications. Currently, 6 of our graduates are dual credentialed ATC/CSCS.
  • 26/26 Daemen College AT graduates have passed the BOC exam.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be prepared to successfully challenge the BOC exam during their final semester of a multidimensional CAATE accredited entry-level curriculum that includes didactic, laboratory, and diverse clinical education experiences.
  2. Students will use knowledge of basic science and research methodology to interpret evidence-based research to answer clinical questions and to guide clinical practice.
  3. Students will obtain the skills to demonstrate sound ethical behavior and professional responsibility in the field of athletic training.
  4. Students will obtain skills to demonstrate civic responsibility.
  5. Students will possess problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills to guide clinical practice.
  6. Students will develop interpersonal skills and learn the importance of inter-professionalism to become effective communicators during clinical practice.
  7. Students will obtain skills to engage in scientific/professional writing.
  8. The Athletic Training Program will produce Athletic Trainers who contribute to the profession.


Athletic Trainers are employed in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, military, and in the industrial and commercial settings.

Daemen College Athletic Training alumni are 100% employed in a variety of settings

Entry Requirements

Students with an earned baccalaureate degree (BS/BA) in a related field with minimum overall and prerequisite GPAs of 2.75 out of 4.0 and have successfully completed (C or better) all coursework listed in the prerequisite worksheet are eligible for consideration for the direct entry MS in AT program.

Degree and credit analysis for the direct entry students is completed by the Graduate Admissions Office and Athletic Training Department Chair.

There are two options for applying to the Direct Entry MS Athletic Training Program:

  • Apply through the centralized application service, ATCAS;

or Submit the following documents (except for the application, which can be completed online) to:

Graduate Admissions Daemen College
Direct Entry MS in Athletic Training Program
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226

Application Materials

  • A completed graduate application, which can be completed online.
  • A Daemen AT Student Observation Record Form (XLS) or a signed letter from a certified Athletic Trainer verifying that the applicant has obtained 50 hours of Athletic Training exposure under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Note: 15 of these hours must be completed in a traditional athletic training setting such as a high school, college/university, or professional sports setting. Also, students need to show written verification of completed Bloodborne Pathogen training prior to the start of the 50 observation hours.
  • Two Graduate Reference Report (PDF) forms, one must be completed by a certified athletic trainer.
  • Completed Prerequisite Worksheet (PDF).
  • A biographical sketch (brief narrative describing your goal/philosophy related to personal, academic, professional development, interest in athletic training, and/or relative background in another allied health progression).
  • Resume.
  • Please have all university-level academic work transcripts sent to Daemen College Admissions.
  • Copy of CPR/AED and First Aid Cards.
  • Read the Technical Standards and submit the signed Technical Standards Verification Form (DOC).

Selected students will be invited for an interview.

To ensure that all students have successfully met the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education competencies, the program will not grant substantial credit for learning derived from experience. The program will evaluate students on an individual basis to determine transfer equivalencies not to exceed 6 transfer credits.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 28, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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2 years
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USA - Buffalo, New York
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