Athletic Training program


***Anticipated Degree Transition for the Undergraduate BS in Athletic Training Major

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requires all professional programs in athletic training transition to master's-level education. As we plan for this transition, the Hofstra University BS in Athletic Training program will no longer accept new freshmen students into the BS in Athletic Training program/Pre-Athletic Training Major. All transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits must be enrolled in the BS in Athletic Training program at the start of the fall 2019 semester.

Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, new freshmen (first-year) students are encouraged to enroll in other undergraduate degree programs offered by the School of Health Professions and Human Services.

New first-year students who are interested in learning about athletic training or anticipate pursuing a master's-level degree in athletic training may enroll in the Pre-Athletic Training Studies, Minor (Note: The Pre-Athletic Training Studies Minor Program does not qualify students for certification or state licensure as an Athletic Trainer.)

Students interested in learning more about the undergraduate Minor in Pre-Athletic Training Studies or master's-level athletic training education are encouraged to contact Dr. Jayne Ellinger at jayne.ellinger[at]

Updates on our program degree transition to a master's-level degree will be available on this website.

The BS in Athletic Training major is an undergraduate program that prepares students for employment in the profession of athletic training. The curriculum is designed to meet the entry-level athletic training competencies and proficiencies identified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Committee on Education. It is also designed in accordance with the requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Professional preparation includes development of the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with prevention and health promotion; clinical examination and diagnosis; therapeutic interventions; acute care of injury and illness; psychosocial strategies and referral; healthcare administration; evidence based practice; and professional development and responsibility. The classroom and clinical experiences provide graduates the ability to work with diverse populations in both traditional and non-traditional employment settings. Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive.

Megan Patierno Class of 2018 Home state: New Jersey Major: Athletic training Hired: Paid, postgraduate internship with the New York Jets - School of Health Professions and Human Services - I Got THis

The Hofstra Athletic Training Program is accredited by the

Hofstra University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 11, 2020, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184 (512) 733-9700

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Alumnus of the Month | August, 2019 | Ezron Bryson, BS Athletic Training, ‘09

Read about the success of Athletic Training Alumnus Ezron Bryson ’09 who is being featured as Hofstra University’s August 2019 Alumnus of the month.

Megan Patierno Class of 2018 Home state: New Jersey Major: Athletic training Hired: Paid, postgraduate internship with the New York Jets - School of Health Professions and Human Services - I Got THis

Megan Patierno, Class of 2018

Student-athlete Megan Patierno knew that Hofstra’s athletic training program would be the perfect way to combine her passions for biology and sports.

As she prepares to graduate, Megan, an infielder on Hofstra’s softball team, is one of the first female students to be chosen for a paid, postgraduate athletic training internship with the New York Jets, a position she’ll start this summer.

“I’ll be working directly with the players during pre-season, setting up practices, doing treatments, and all aspects of sports medicine.”

She credits strong mentorship from Hofstra Softball Head Coach Larissa Anderson and two professors in the Department of Health Professions, Jayne Ellinger and Kristin LoNigro.

“Jayne and Kristin recommended me for the opportunity and were instrumental in helping me get my foot in the door ... Athletic training really wasn’t considered a profession for women. They’ve worked in the field for 20 years and pioneered the athletic training program at Hofstra. Jayne and Kristin have always encouraged and supported me in my studies.”

After logging more than 1,000 hours of experience between her freshman and senior years, Megan feels ready to meet the demands of working for an NFL team.

“Every semester, you’re assigned to work with a different college team or doctor. I also helped manage the doctors’ clinics for Hofstra athletes and was able to assist them with orthopedic and general medicine.”

Since her freshman year, Megan has done athletic training rotations with three Hofstra sports teams, Molloy College’s softball team, and Nassau Community College’s football team, as well as a physical therapy rotation with ProHealth.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work under a lot of athletic trainers and have learned so much. I’ve built a large network of professionals in my field and hope to continue to make connections at my internship and beyond.”

Megan’s story isn’t unique – 100 percent of 2015-2016 School of Health Professions and Human Services undergraduate degree recipients who responded to our graduation survey or other reliable sources (64 percent knowledge rate) reported that they were employed or have started or were planning to start graduate school within one year of graduation.