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Salisbury University
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Office of Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.)


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Dr. Jenny Toonstra
Dr. Jenny Toonstra
Athletic Training


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Salisbury University's Health and Sport Sciences Department offers a professional program leading to a Master of Science in athletic training, which prepares students for a career as an athletic trainer.  Athletic training is a health care profession that involves the prevention, diagnosis and management of active individuals who sustain traumatic or lingering injuries, or develop acute illness or other medical conditions that impair a person's normal function.  To practice as an athletic trainer, a candidate must complete an entry-level athletic training program from a nationally accredited academic institution that sponsors an athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  Salisbury University's professional athletic training program received initial accreditation in 1998 and re-accreditation in 2004 and 2011 at the baccalaureate level.  Students must also pass the national certification examiation and, in most states, apply for a license to practice as an athletic trainer.    

Admission Deadlines: Summer:  March 1 (Priority)
None required.
Required Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation (one must be from an Athletic Trainer that provided clinical supervision within the past two years).
Academic Records: Official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended.
Essay: Completion of an essay that addresses a current health-related topic.  Rating on this essay will be based on critical thinking and writing ability.
Additional Requirements: * Verification of current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification as a
   healthcare provider or professional rescuer
* Verification of First Aid Certification
* Minimum GPA of 3.0
* Successful completion of required prerequisites
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
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