Master of Science: Athletic Training
Classes begin Summer Session
California University of Pennsylvania has a long history of providing entry level and advanced athletic training education. Our post-professional athletic training education program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (caATe), is an advanced degree (post-certification) program in athletic training.
The Cal U program has been accredited since 1994 through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers. Prior to 2012, all post-professional athletic training programs were accredited by NATA, however, the organization approved moving education programs to the CAATE. Cal U became the first CAATE-accredited post-professional program and is now recognized as one of only 16 accredited post-professional athletic training programs in the United States.
Our courses and advanced clinical experiences will allow you to develop skills beyond entry level preparing you to excel in the profession of athletic training. Specifically the program provides students with knowledge and experience in the following areas:
- Performance Enhancement in Physical Activity
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Technology in Athletic Training
As a student entering this program, you will receive a Master of Science degree in athletic training and can complete the requirements in one calendar year. Graduates of the program are eligible to receive national certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
You will learn how to use the same Optimum Performance Training Model used by the NASM for training Olympic and professional athletes. In addition, research and clinical experiences are an integral component of the program that will enhance your professional preparation.
Aggregate Institutional Data
|Total Students Entering||21||21||21|
|Retention Rate||21 (100%)||
|Graduation Rate||21 (100%)||19 (95%)||18 (89%)|
|Received Financial Support||21 (100%)||20 (100%)||20 (100%)|
|Employed as AT within 12 months*||21||20||20|
|Graduates with Athletic Aid||
|High School AT - Employed||8||5||6|
|Collegiate AT - Employed||6||11||6|
|Clinic - Outreach AT - Employed||2||0||3|
|Non-AT Related Employed||0||0||1|
|* Employment also includes those who have chose to continue their education|