Athletic trainers provide a continuum of care including prevention, evaluation and diagnosis, rehabilitation, and emergency care to physically active patients. Students who complete the program may work in secondary schools, colleges, physician’s offices, or in the industrial setting to promote occupational health, or with members of the armed forces, professional athletes, first responders, and performing artists.
Marywood University offers two paths to achieving a degree in Athletic Training. Students have the ability to get a bachelor's degree in athletic training or can earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in as little as five years.
A five-year program for freshmen includes a BS in Exercise Science (3.5 years) before pursuing an MSAT degree for the final 1.5 years. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree can come to Marywood to complete their MSAT in as little in two years.
Why students love our program?
Marywood’s program provides an opportunity for students to get a MSAT degree in as little as five years, but a student who decides to wait before pursuing a master’s degree can still graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or Exercise Science. It’s almost a "try it before you buy it" approach to deciding to complete a master’s program. You will also have access to high-tech simulations labs in the College of Health & Human Services that makes learning lab skills fun and interactive.