There is still time to apply for fall 2022 entry.

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

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is designed to prepare students for employment in the profession of athletic training. Athletic Trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The curriculum is 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.

The mission of the program is to educate future athletic training professionals through competency-based didactic and clinical instruction. Graduates will be able to apply athletic training theory, ethics, and evidence-based patient-centered clinical practice to diverse individuals throughout the lifespan.

The graduate-level curriculum is comprised of 53 credits divided across two academic years, including summer semesters. Courses include didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The program requires completion of five clinical-education experiences over two years, including summer sessions. This campus-based program offers classes weekdays and evenings. Clinical experiences take place during the week and weekends.

Hofstra University is currently seeking accreditation for their new Master of Science in Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2023. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.


  • Earn 3 or more professional certifications while enrolled in the program or upon graduation, including the BOC Certification for Athletic Trainers.

  • Learn alongside athletic training professionals in our on-campus laboratories through a team-teaching model in small cohorts focused on individual student learning styles and goals.

  • Work with the Athletic Trainers and Physicians of Hofstra’s NCAA Division I Athletics Program, as well as 1000+ elite athletes from around the globe.

  • Get connected with our 300+ alumni who provide specialized educational programming, support clinical experiences, and promote post-graduate employment opportunities for our students.

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Contact Us

Program Director
Jayne Ellinger, PhD, ATC
Office: Hofstra Dome 0101B
Phone: 516-463-6952

Clinical Education Coordinator
Kristin LoNigro, MSEd, ATC
Office: Hofstra Dome 0101D