Dual-Degree Program for BS/BA and MS in Athletic Training


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For this particular program, students must complete the core requirements of the College of Arts and Science and either choose to fulfill requirements for a B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Biology or a B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences.  At the same time, students need to complete the prerequisites for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program.
Undergraduate students are guaranteed admission into the professional phase of the program if they maintain the preferred overall GPA of 3.0 as well as a 3.0 average in their prerequisite coursework with no grades being lower than a C.  The prerequisites for the three undergraduate options include Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Pre-Calculus or Calculus for Bio majors, General Biology I, General Physics I, English I, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and Oral Rhetoric.  Once the student successfully completes the requirements for the undergraduate option (B.S. Biology, B.A. Biology or B.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences), they continue on to the Graduate/Professional stage of the MSAT program. Courses in the professional phase of the program begin the summer before the start of fall classes in senior year.   Before entering the Master's Program, current certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and 50 hours of observation under a certified athletic trainer are required.
The professional phase of the MSAT program includes academic courses and clinical practice in athletic training. The program prepares students to critically analyze and convey information to patients, colleagues and other health professionals.  Upon completion of the program, students will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an entry level practitioner.

Contact Information

Dr. Gerald Ruscingno
Director of Dual Degree Undergraduate Programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant
College of Arts and Sciences
(973) 275-2015
B.A. Biology Program Website
B.S. Biology Program Website
Ms. Joan K. Brennan, MPA
Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences Programs in Athletic Training and Occupational Therapy
College of Arts and Sciences
(973) 761-9579
B.A. Social and Behavior Sciences Program Website

Carolyn Goeckel, M.A., ATC
Chair:  Department of  Athletic Training
School of Health and Medical Sciences
(973) 275-2826
MSAT Program Website

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