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Exercise Science/Athletic Training 3+2 (B.S./M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Endicott College is offering an accelerated master’s degree program for students who are interested in pursuing a career as an athletic trainer. Within five years of study, students will earn two degrees, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT).  Students enrolled in the program will complete three years of study in the Exercise Science/Pre-Professional Athletic Training Major before completing their final two years in the Professional Phase and earning a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.  

    Endicott’s M.S. in Athletic Training is an exciting program where students will gain practical hands-on experience and a strong foundation in the discipline through an intensive educational curriculum containing the necessary competencies and proficiencies established by the CAATE 2020 Professional Standards. 

    The athletic training program explores five key areas:

    • Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
    • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
    • Immediate and emergency care
    • Treatment and rehabilitation
    • Organization and professional health and wellbeing

    All students enrolled in the program will participate in several dynamic clinical experiences such as, collegiate, pediatric, emergency care, orthopedic, primary care, and other specialties, that will prepare students for careers as an Allied Health Professional.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for athletic trainers, 2016-2026, is expected to increase 23% (much faster than average).  

    Key features of the program:

    • Exciting clinical experiences and knowledgeable preceptors that will support your knowledge and skill development
    • Immediately apply your knowledge and skills with high level athletes under the guidance and supervision of team physicians and athletic trainers
    • Numerous networking opportunities with a variety of allied health professionals during clinical experiences, conferences, lectures, club activities, alumni events, and panel events.
    • Learn innovative techniques while practicing in our state of the art facilities with our experienced and knowledgeable faculty.
    • Enhance your resume by adding other certifications and specialties that will enhance your professional value such as: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), American Heart Association Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), M1 Graston Technique
    • Graduate in five years with a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Athletic Training

    In addition to the program's tuition and fees, there are additional costs for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Download information on these costs below.

    Athletic Training Program Specific Costs

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  • Requirements

    How to Apply for Admission

    Endicott College accepts applications for the accelerated five year Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training Degree (MSAT) program for the fall semester of each academic year. Students apply to the B.S. Exercise Science/Pre-professional Athletic Training major. See College Admissions Procedures for full listing of admission decision plan options.

    Program Specific Requirements:

    • SAT: 1100 or higher or ACT score of 23 or higher
    • Strong college preparatory science and mathematics coursework
    • AP credits are strongly recommended

    Students will confirm their intent to enroll in the MSAT program the spring of their junior year. Students in good standing meeting the specified requirements will be accepted to move on to the professional phase of the program. Students who do not matriculate into the MSAT will use their fourth year of study to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. 

    Post Admission Requirements:

    • Students must maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA, complete all prerequisite core coursework with a C+ or better, and meet academic and professional standards for matriculation into the master’s degree program.
    • Prerequisite coursework includes:4 credits Human Anatomy (with lab)
    • 4 credits Human Physiology (with lab)
      • 4 credits Chemistry (with lab)
      • 4 credits Physics (with lab)
      • 4 credits Exercise Physiology (with lab)
      • 4 credits Kinesiology/Biomechanics 
      • Statistics or Research Methods 
      • General Psychology
      • Nutrition
    • Documented minimum of 30 hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
    • Students must hold current certification in BLS Healthcare Provider.
    • Students must meet the Technical Standards and expectations with or without accommodations.
    • Students must provide verification that the following immunizations are complete:
      1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), two doses required
      2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
      3. Completed Hepatitis B Series<
      4. Varicella vaccine or titer
      5. Tuberculosis PPD test within the last six months 
      6. Meningococcal (Quadrivalent) Vaccine
      7. Students may be required to submit to drug screening or undergo a criminal background check depending on their clinical site requirements.
  • Curriculum

    Program Mission:

    The mission of the Endicott College Athletic Training Professional Program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and foundational behaviors that will optimize human movement and patient care for diverse populations in a wide variety of healthcare environments.  The ATEP is committed to cultivating leaders in a dynamic healthcare system who advocate for patient needs, value an evidenced-based team approach to professional practice, embody professionalism and are dedicated to research and scholarship that advances the profession of athletic training. 

    Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

    To provide an educational environment that promotes the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities along with the foundational behaviors of professional practice. 

    • SLO1: Students will communicate effectively in a clinical setting. 
    • SLO2: Students will develop foundational behaviors of professional practice. 
    To create a learning environment that fosters inquiry and analysis, continued life-long learning and demonstrates students’ ability to incorporate evidenced-based practice in clinical decision making.
    SLO3: Students will communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the athletic training discipline.
    • SLO4: Students will demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline of athletic training.
    • SLO5: Students will develop the ability to critically apply research for improving patient outcomes.           
    To prepare athletic training students to successfully transition to professional practice as caring competent healthcare providers.
    • SLO6: Students will demonstrate the application and mastery of clinical skills and proficiencies.
    • SLO7: Students will demonstrate competency in relation to all domains of athletic training.

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 174

    Undergraduate Year One - Credits: 34

    Fall - Credits: 16

    • INT 010 Pre-Internship (Cr: 0)
    • BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ENG 111 Critical Reading & Writing (Cr: 3)
    • PE 101 Foundations of Movement (Cr: 3)
    • PE 208 Personal & Community Health (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (Cr: 3)

    Spring - Credits: 16

    • BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • PE 110 First Aid and Safety (Cr: 3)
    • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

    January - Credits: 2

    • INT 100 Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Undergraduate Year Two - Credits: 36

    Fall - Credits: 17

    • PE 234 Strength & Conditioning (Cr: 3)
    • PE 210 Nutrition (Cr: 3)
    • AT 308 Structural Kinesiology (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 105 Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

    Spring - Credits: 17

    • AT 216 Exercise Physiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • EX 302 Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • EX 305 Exercise Assessment & Prescription (Cr: 3)
    • AT 304 Kinesiology (Cr: 4)
    • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

    January - Credits: 2

    • INT 200 Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Undergraduate Year Three - Credits: 32

    Fall - Credits: 17

    • EX 310 Sport & Exercise Nutrition (Cr: 3)
    • EX 379 Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
    • EX 489 Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 106 Physics I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

    Spring - Credits: 15

    • EX 480 Internship (Cr: 12)
    • EX 490 Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    MSAT Year One - Credits: 43

    Summer Session I, First Seven Weeks - Credits: 11

    • MSAT 510 Regional Anatomy (Cr: 4)
    • MSAT 506 Advanced Emergency Management (Cr: 3)
    • MSAT 500 Fundamentals of Athletic Training (Cr: 4)

    Summer Session I, Second Seven Weeks - Credits: 1

    • MSAT 505 Medical Terminology (online) (Cr: 1)

    Fall - Credits: 17

    • MSAT 520 Assessment & Diagnosis I (Cr: 4)
    • MSAT 525 Therapeutic Interventions I (Cr: 4)
    • MSAT 508 Clinical Decision Making I (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 515 Pathophysiology (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 511 Evidenced Based Practice I (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 530 Clinical Education I (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 522 Mechanical Agents (Cr: 3)
      (131 credits to confer degree B.S. in Exercise Science)

    Spring - Credits: 14

    • MSAT 521 Assessment & Diagnosis II (Cr: 4)
    • MSAT 526 Therapeutic Interventions II (Cr: 4)
    • MSAT 509 Clinical Decision Making II (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 523 General Medical Conditions (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 512 Evidence Based Practice II (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 531 Clinical Education II (Cr: 2)

    MSAT Year Two - Credits: 29

    Summer Session II - Credits: 2

    • MSAT 532 Clinical Education III (Cr: 2)

    Fall - Credits: 15

    • MSAT 610 Epidemiology & Informatics (Cr: 3)
    • MSAT 615 Orthopedic Assessment (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 600 Interprofessional Seminar (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 602 Professional Preparation I (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 620 Pharmacology (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 513 Evidence Based Practice III (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 640 Clinical Education Immersion (Cr: 4)

    Spring - Credits: 12

    • MSAT 630 Healthcare Administration (Cr: 3)
    • MSAT 675 Capstone (Cr: 3)
    • MSAT 603 Professional Preparation II (Cr: 1)
    • MSAT 645 Advanced Concepts in Human Performance (Cr: 2)
    • MSAT 670 Clinical Externship (Cr: 3)
  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Athletic training graduates find employment opportunities in high schools, colleges, sports medicine clinics, fitness and rehabilitation facilities, and with professional sports teams. Many graduates also pursue advanced degrees. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

    Recent Internships

    • Sports Medicine North
    • North Shore Physicians Group
    • University of Massachusetts Lowell
    • Physical Therapy North
    • Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

    Alumni Employment

    • Atlanta Hawks
    • Charlotte Hornets
    • Sports Medicine North
    • Health South
    • Boston College

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • Auburn University
    • Baylor University
    • Duke University
    • Boston University
    • University of Kentucky
"Sports Medicine North has had the honor and pleasure of caring for Endicott student athletes for almost 15 years. We are proud to teach and work alongside the athletic training students on the field and in our clinical office. It is a great testament to the program at Endicott that most of the regional high schools and even some surrounding colleges are staffed by Endicott graduates."
David Fehnel, MD
President & CEO, Sports Medicine North
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The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree. Endicott is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May 2023.

Elizabeth Hutchins '19 working on a male student-athlete
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The School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies at Endicott College is proud to be a founding member of the Association for Athletic Training Education (AATE). AATE is the only independent organization dedicated to providing a community that serves as a collective voice for matters pertaining to athletic training education.