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Athletic Training

California University of Pennsylvania

24 months
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774 USD/credit 24381 USD/year
774 USD/credit 24381 USD/year
516 USD/credit 16254 USD/year
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The Athletic Training program at California University of Pennsylvania aims to develop the knowledge and clinical skills required for a career as an athletic trainer. Cal U's accredited Master's in Athletic Training Degree program takes a hands-on, multifaceted approach to preparing students for certification and a career in this fast-growing occupation.

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Overview

The Athletic Training program at California University of Pennsylvania states that athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventive care, emergency response and clinical examination and diagnosis of injuries, along with therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation services.

Students in Cal U's athletic trainer degree program develop clinical skills in areas such as casting, manual therapies, therapeutic interventions, pharmacology and advanced sports nutrition. They complete two cadaver dissection courses, which provide a foundational understanding of human anatomy.

Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for certified athletic trainers is expected to grow as people become more aware of the effects of sports-related injuries and Americans remain active as they age. 

Cal U graduates who are certified in athletic training may find employment in:

  • High schools, colleges or universities.
  • Professional sports franchises.
  • Clinics or physicians' offices.
  • Military or industrial settings.
  • Companies that provide assistive orthopedic devices.
  • Nontraditional settings such as performing arts, motocross or bull riding venues.

Outcomes

Students graduate from the M.S. in Athletic Training program with applied, hands-on experience. Throughout this graduate degree program, you'll engage in clinical education rotations with groups ranging from Cal U intercollegiate athletics and club sports to athletic teams at local high schools and colleges. 

You also may gain experience with affiliates including professional sports organizations and health systems. Networking opportunities are available through alumni gatherings, professional events and the Athletic Training Student Organization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Cadaver Anatomy Dissection

  • Foundations of Athletic Training
  • Clinical Skills in Athletic Training
  • Emergency Care & Lab
  • Therapeutic Interventions & Lab
  • Examination of the Lower Extremity & Lab
  • Head & Spine Cadaver Anatomy Dissection

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

63 alternative credits

63-64

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

The following are the three routes to admission:

  • A student who has already completed a bachelor’s degree and meets the requirements for graduate application.
  • Internal students will major in Pre-Athletic Training and complete undergraduate prerequisite courswork. During their final undergraduate term, spring semester-year 3, student will apply to the MSAT Program.
  • Pre-Athletic Training Students can apply for Admission Assurance during the spring semester of their first or second year. This admission guarantees the student a spot in the MSAT Program pending meeting certain academic requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24381 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24381 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 USD /month
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