Master of Science in Athletic Training
With a projected employment growth rate of 23 percent through 2026, athletic training is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. Monmouth’s full-time, two-year Master of Science in Athletic Training prepares you for certification, state licensure, and employment in this engaging and emerging sector by combining intensive classroom study with transformative clinical experiences.
With our unique two-part program structure, you will begin each semester with a sole focus on immersive classroom study before applying your knowledge to real-world clinical rotations for the second half of the semester. Through this two-part learning process, you will master theories and policies, practice hands-on skills, and build your professional network. Over the course of 60 credits, you will develop the leadership, communication, and critical-thinking skills needed to excel as athletic trainers. Graduates will also be qualified for the Emergency Medical Response Certificate (EMRC), and may choose to advance to national EMT and strength and conditioning exams, which can provide additional marketable credentials and give you an advantage when seeking employment.
As an athletic trainer, you will provide preventative, emergency, and therapeutic care to athletes and physically active people, including factory workers, emergency responders, and military personnel. The industry has evolved to meet today’s complex health care environment, expanding the profession beyond traditional roles and creating unique and rewarding opportunities in this growing field.
Program Director & Faculty
Christina M. Merckx, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Program Application Requirements
To apply to Monmouth’s Athletic Training (AT) program, you must submit an application online through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS). When applying through ATCAS, simply select Monmouth University from the list of schools, and your completed application will then be sent to our admission office. Any applications sent directly to Monmouth University will not be considered.
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Monmouth University is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on June 30, 2020. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.