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MS in Athletic Training

MS IN
ATHLETIC TRAINING

VALUABLE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Take your place as an as a highly skilled leader in the field through the Master of Science in Athletic Training at Hofstra University. Become a multi-skilled healthcare professional that collaborates with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Apply what you learn in the classroom through five clinical-educational experiences over two years, including summer session. This campus-based program offers classes weekdays and evenings, with clinical experiences taking place during the week and weekends. Take advantage of a curriculum designed to meet the current entry-level athletic training standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and qualify graduates for national certification with the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer and state licensure as an Athletic Trainer. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Documentation of 50 hours of prior healthcare experience is waived for Fall 2022 applicants.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Student and professor interaction

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admissions team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu, or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MS in Athletic Training at Hofstra University, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from baccalaureate degree-granting institution, and cumulative prerequisite coursework GPA of 2.75.

The following prerequisites are required to be taken within the last 10 years, though conditional admission may be offered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab (or Human Anatomy with lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 with lab (or Human Physiology with lab)
  • Biology
  • Physics (with lab preferred)
  • Chemistry (with lab preferred)
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology or Biomechanics
  • Statistics

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • Current resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation [one from a licensed health care practitioner (e.g., Athletic Trainer, Physician, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Chiropractor preferred), and one from an Athletic Trainer who supervised student in health care experience hours].
  • A personal statement of purpose that summarizes your background and rationale for applying to the program.
  • Documentation of 50 hours of prior health care experience. Fifty percent or more hours must be under the supervision of an Athletic Trainer. Documentation of 50 hours of prior healthcare experience is waived for Fall 2022 applicants.
  • Current Certificate of CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.

An interview with the program director or other Athletic Training faculty is required.

Visit the Athletic Training program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

The deadline for fall 2022 entry has been extended and applications submitted by May 1 will be prioritized for scholarship opportunities.

Additionally, we have waived documentation of 50 hours of prior healthcare experience for fall 2022 admission.

The MS in Athletic Training is awarded to students who successfully complete 53 semester hours.
Visit the Athletic Training program page to learn more.

Faculty Profile

Jayne Kitsos Ellinger

Dr. Jayne Kitsos Ellinger

Dr. Jayne Kitsos Ellinger, Program Director and Associate Professor, serves as a primary instructor for the MS in Athletic Training. She is the faculty advisor for the University’s chapter Iota Tau Alpha, the National Athletic Training Honor Society. Dr. Ellinger’s administrative service has included program director for the BS in Athletic Training program (2004-Present), coordinator for the Department of Health Profession’s Health and Safety program (2004-Present), and chairperson for the Department of Health Professions (2014-2017).

Meet Jayne Kitsos Ellinger

Kristin L. LoNigro

Dr. Kristin LoNigro

Dr. Kristin LoNigro, Associate Professor, serves as a the clinical education coordinator and instructor for the MS in Athletic Training. She is the faculty advisor for the Hofstra Athletic Training Society, the programs pre-professional club and for the National Public Health Week student film competition. Professor LoNigro is also a committee member of the Inter Professional Education Team. She also serves on the National Athletic Training, ATs Care Commission.

Meet Kristin L. LoNigro
Kristin L. LoNigro
Jayne Kitsos Ellinger

Take the Next Step

How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.