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  • Program Overview

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

    All students enrolled in the program will participate in diverse clinical experiences including, collegiate, pediatric, emergency care, orthopedic, primary care, and other specialties, that will prepare students for careers as an Allied Health Professional. Students will be challenged to apply their didactic knowledge with experienced Preceptors who will support their evolving skill development. Students will complete over 53 weeks, over 1,200 contact hours, of clinical rotations that will culminate with two rigorous immersive experiences, including a clinical externship. Each immersive experience focuses on enhanced skill acquisition, interprofessional socialization, and transition to practice.

    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

    Unique features of the program:

    • Engage in exciting clinical experiences with 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
    • Participate in 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

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    According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for athletic trainers is expected to increase 23% 2020-30.
  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admission, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • Students must have completed an undergraduate bachelor's degree and have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed all prerequisite core coursework with a C+ or better. Prerequisite coursework includes:
      • 4 credits of Biology (with lab)
      • 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
    • Students must also meet specific requirements including:
      • 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.


    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials
    by an external agency. 

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will: 

    • Develop competency in interprofessional socialization and communicate effectively as part of the health care team.
    • Model and integrate foundational behaviors of athletic training professional practice.
    • Implement critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline of athletic training.
    • Critically apply the principles of evidenced-based practice for improving patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrate competency and proficiency in all domains of athletic training.

    Required Curriculum

    MSAT Year One

    Summer Session I, First Seven Weeks - Credits: 11

    MSAT 510 - Regional Anatomy
    MSAT 506 - Advanced Emergency Management
    MSAT 500 - Fundamentals of Athletic Training

    Summer Session I, Second Seven Weeks - Credits: 1

    MSAT 505 - Medical Terminology (online)

    Fall - Credits: 17

    (131 credits to confer degree B.S. in Exercise Science)

    MSAT 520 - Assessment & Diagnosis I
    MSAT 525 - Therapeutic Interventions I
    MSAT 508 - Clinical Decision Making I
    MSAT 515 - Pathophysiology
    MSAT 511 - Evidenced Based Practice I
    MSAT 530 - Clinical Education I
    MSAT 522 - Mechanical Agents

    Spring - Credits: 14

    MSAT 521 - Assessment & Diagnosis II
    MSAT 526 - Therapeutic Interventions II
    MSAT 509 - Clinical Decision Making II
    MSAT 523 - General Medical Conditions
    MSAT 512 - Evidence Based Practice II
    MSAT 531 - Clinical Education II

    MSAT Year One - Total Credits: 43

    MSAT Year Two

    Summer Session II - Credits: 2

    MSAT 532 - Clinical Education III

    Fall - Credits: 15

    MSAT 513 - Evidence Based Practice III
    MSAT 602 - Professional Preparation I
    MSAT 610 - Epidemiology & Informatics
    MSAT 615 - Orthopedic Assessment
    MSAT 620 - Pharmacology
    MSAT 640 - Clinical Education Immersion
    MSAT 600 - Interprofessional Seminar

    Spring - Credits: 12

    MSAT 630 - Healthcare Administration
    MSAT 675 - Capstone
    MSAT 603 - Professional Preparation II
    MSAT 645 - Advanced Concepts in Human Performance
    MSAT 670 - Clinical Externship

    MSAT Year Two - Total Credits: 29

    Total Degree Requirements - 72 credits

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  • Clinical Overview

    MSAT Clinical Overview

    The Master of Science in Athletic Training program contains 53 weeks of diverse clinical experiences with varied patient populations. During the program, students will complete over 1,200 progressively intensive clinical contact hours. All clinical rotations and hours are supervised by an experienced preceptor who will foster critical thinking and facilitate skill development through guided and autonomous learning opportunities. Over the course of two years, students will engage in experiences within the private, public, or preparatory pediatric setting, Division I, II, or III collegiate setting, orthopedic medicine, general medicine, and other areas specific to each student’s career goals. Each clinical experience is specifically structured to provide students with immense opportunity to practically apply the foundational knowledge and theoretical underpinnings learned while in the classroom to concrete encounters for the purpose of creating new knowledge.

    Clinical Education Requirements

    To ensure the health and safety of each student and patient, once accepted or matriculated into the MSAT program, students are required to demonstrate that all immunizations have been completed and are current. Other clinical education requirements may include background checks, fingerprints, and possibly drug testing.

    Throughout the program, students will experience athletic training in a variety of settings. All students must have or arrange transportation to any off campus clinical sites. Site locations and distances vary. Students are responsible for all associated travel costs and are encouraged to carpool when clinical schedules are alike.

    Clinical Education Plan

    Semester Credits Course Setting Opportunities Minimum Hour/Week Requirement
    Fall I 2 cr. MSAT 530—Clinical Education I Public, private, or preparatory pediatric setting 225 hours/ 14 weeks
    Spring I 2 cr. MSAT 531—Clinical Education II Division I, II, III collegiate athletics 225 hours/ 14 weeks
    Summer I 2 cr. MSAT 532—Clinical Education III Orthopedic medicine (immersive)
    General medicine
    120 hours/ four weeks
    30 hours/ one week
    Fall II 4 cr. MSAT 640—Clinical Education Immersion Division I, II, III collegiate athletics (immersive) 400 hours/ 14 weeks
    Spring II 3 cr. MSAT 670—Clinical Internship Area of special interest (immersive) 200 hours/ six weeks

    Fall I

    Pediatric Clinical Rotation (MSAT 530)—Students will complete a 14-week (225-hour minimum) clinical experience under the direct supervision of an athletic trainer in a private, public, or preparatory pediatric setting. This rotation will focus on the development and integration of student emergency care, clinical assessment, decision making and rehabilitation with an emphasis on the lower extremity, documentation, and communication skills. Students will provide, in collaboration with their preceptor and inter-professional patient care team, athletic training services that uses evidence to their inform practice for varied patient populations. (2 cr.)


    MSAT 500—Fundamentals of Athletic Training,
    MSAT 505—Medical Terminology,
    MSAT 506—Advanced Emergency Management,
    MSAT 510—Regional Anatomy

    Concurrent Coursework

    MSAT 520—Assessment & Diagnosis I (4 cr.)
    MSAT 525—Therapeutic Interventions I (4 cr.)
    MSAT 508—Clinical Decision Making 1 (1 cr.)
    MSAT 515—Pathophysiology (2 cr.)
    MSAT 511—Evidenced Based Practice I (1 cr.)
    MSAT 522—Mechanical Agents (3 cr.)

    Spring I

    Collegiate Clinical Rotation (MSAT 531) – Students will complete a 14-week (225-hour minimum) clinical experience under the direct supervision of an athletic trainer in Division I, II, or III collegiate sports. This rotation continues to foster the development and integration of each student in the areas of professional communication, injury prevention, clinical assessment, decision making, and rehabilitation with an emphasis on the upper extremity, head and spine. In addition, students will also be introduced to various general medical conditions, diagnostic testing, and postural assessment. Students will provide, in collaboration with their preceptor, athletic training services that uses evidence to inform their practice for varied patient populations. (2 cr.)


    MSAT 520—Assessment & Diagnosis I (4 cr.)
    MSAT 525—Therapeutic Interventions I (4 cr.)
    MSAT 508—Clinical Decision Making 1 (1 cr.)
    MSAT 515—Pathophysiology (2 cr.)
    MSAT 511—Evidenced Based Practice I (1 cr.)
    MSAT 522—Mechanical Agents (3 cr.)

    Concurrent Coursework

    MSAT 521—Assessment & Diagnosis II (4 cr)
    MSAT 526—Therapeutic Interventions II (4 cr.)
    MSAT 509—Clinical Decision Making II (1 cr.)
    MSAT 523—Gen Med Conditions (2 cr.)
    MSAT 512—Evidence Based Practice II (1cr.)

    Summer I 

    Interprofessional Orthopedic and General Medical Clinical Rotation (MSAT 532)—Students will complete a four-week (120-hour) clinical experience within an orthopedic physician practice, as well as, a one-week (30-hour) clinical experience with a general medical physician. These rotations will build upon and emphasize student evaluative and assessment techniques and skills on orthopedic and non-orthopedic injuries and illnesses. Students will further develop communication skills while treating diverse patients throughout the lifespan who participate in sport and non-sport activities at varying levels, and are of different sexes and socioeconomic status. (2 cr.)


    MSAT 521—Assessment & Diagnosis II (4 cr)
    MSAT 526—Therapeutic Interventions II (4 cr.)
    MSAT 509—Clinical Decision Making II (1 cr.)
    MSAT 523—Gen Med Conditions (2 cr.)
    MSAT 512—Evidence Based Practice II (1 cr.)

    Concurrent Coursework


    Fall II

    Collegiate Clinical Rotation II (MSAT 640)—Students will complete a 14-week (400-hour minimum) immersive clinical experience from August to October in the collegiate athletic training setting. This rotation provides students with the opportunity to experience the complete span of collegiate athletic training. During this rotation students will utilize their knowledge and skills in each domain of athletic training, displaying competence as they progress towards mastery. Participating as part of the interprofessional healthcare team, students will refine and demonstrate with a high level of expertise the qualities, characteristics, and skills of an athletic trainer. (4 cr.)


    MSAT 530—Clinical Education I
    MSAT 531—Clinical Education II
    MSAT 532—Clinical Education III

    Concurrent Coursework

    MSAT 602—Prof Preparation I (1 cr.)
    MSAT 513—Evidenced-Based Practice III (1 cr.)

    Spring II

    Clinical Externship (MSAT 670) – This six-week immersive experience is designed to provide students with the latitude to gain athletic training experience in their specific interest of clinical practice and where athletic trainers commonly practice. These settings include, but are not limited to: professional, collegiate, high school, hospital, physician offices, military, performing arts, industrial, etc. This experience will challenge students to integrate each of the domains and principles of athletic training in real patient care settings. (3 cr.)


    MSAT 530—Clinical Education I
    MSAT 531—Clinical Education II
    MSAT 532—Clinical Education III
    MSAT 640—Clinical Education IV

    Concurrent Coursework

    Healthcare Administration (3 cr.)
    Prof. Preparation II

An accelerated five-year program that prepares you to enter the Athletic Training profession

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Athletic Training Statistics

72 credit program
2 years to completion
$743 per credit


The School of Sport Science 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.
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The professional Athletic Training degree program at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and pursue a career as an Athletic Trainer (ATC).  Endicott College has accepted its final cohort (Fall 2019) for the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. We are no longer accepting students into the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program. Students wishing to pursue a career in athletic training should apply to the Exercise Science/Pre-Professional Athletic Training Program.  In this accelerated model, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master Science in Athletic Training within 5 years of study. The Program is fully accredited and meets the CAATE 2020 Curricular Standards.