Otterbein Offering New Master of Science in Athletic Training

Posted Apr 24, 2020

The Otterbein University Graduate School will begin offering a new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) beginning in Fall 2023. The program will begin enrolling MSAT-interested undergraduate students for the Fall 2020 semester as bachelor of science in allied health majors. After year three of their undergraduate program, there will be three options for degree completion. Option one is to complete year four as an allied health major; option two starts year four in the MSAT program and then graduate after year four with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health; and option three is to follow the 3+2 model were the student receives a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree and the MSAT degree.

“Otterbein’s ideal location is key to providing our students with a wide array of experiences to meet any athletic training related clinical goal,” said Program Director Joan Rocks. “We are excited to offer this new opportunity to further establish Otterbein as a leader in health and wellness education.”

MSAT combines a liberal arts education base with professional academic and clinical experiences necessary to produce a well-rounded athletic trainer — one who is genuinely concerned about the health and well-being of many different types of physically active individuals. The clinical experiences will involve, but not be limited to, assignments from the collegiate, high school, clinical, pediatric, geriatric, recreational, theater, equine and other unique settings.

“The pre-athletic training concentration allows for all Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education required pre-requisite and foundational knowledge courses to be completed before formally applying to the program,” explained Rocks.

Graduate applicants wishing to attend Otterbein specifically for the MSAT who have already secured a bachelor’s degree at another institution will be evaluated for program entry on a case-by-case basis.

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