Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Begins Summer 2023

Posted Jan 28, 2022

Correction: A previous edition of this newsletter stated the MSAT program begins this summer. The program begins in summer 2023.

Beginning in fall 2022, accredited athletic training programs must prepare students at the graduate level. To meet this new requirement, Otterbein’s Health and Sport Sciences Program has developed and is ready to launch its new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program Summer 2023, with the first graduating class anticipated in Spring Semester 2025. 

The Department of Health and Sport Sciences has a long history of successfully preparing athletic training graduates under the supervision of the department chair, Joan Rocks, Ph.D. This new program combines the best of our undergraduate curriculum with new graduate offerings. The incoming cohort of athletic training graduate students will take some of the same classes as students in the Master of Science in Allied Health (MSAH) Program. This will enrich classroom perspectives and discussions and broaden interdisciplinary networks within our graduate programs. We look forward to future partnerships that enhance the MSAH and MSAT programs, and we are pleased that our empathetic, rigorously prepared graduates are able to serve the surrounding community. 

Interested students may apply for the MSAT program in one of two ways: 

  1. As undergraduates (students complete three years at the undergraduate level and two years at the graduate level).  
  2. After earning a bachelor’s degree and meeting all graduate student requirements. 

Program requirements, highlights, and admission criteria are explained on Otterbein University’s MSAT Program website.  

Erica Van Dop, Ph.D.
MSAH Graduate Director 

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