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Start your career as an athletic trainer with a master’s degree from Hofstra University. The MS in Athletic Training is a 53-credit program that utilizes a hands-on learning experience to transform you into a highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professional. This program’s curriculum is designed to meet the current entry-level athletic training standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates qualify for national certification with the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer and state licensure as an Athletic Trainer.

Hofstra University is currently seeking accreditation for our new Master of Science in Athletic Training program and is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The University 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.

What is an Athletic Trainer?

An athletic trainer is a healthcare professional who collaborates with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. After completing this athletics training master’s program, you’ll be able to apply training theory, ethics, and evidence-based, patient-centered clinical practice to diverse populations across all ages.

About the Master's Program

The MS in Athletic Training program features small class sizes taught by athletic training professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to learn through practice at both our on-campus learning facilities and training labs and off-campus affiliated facilities. Connect with classmates who have similar learning styles and goals with our classes’ team-teaching model.

Start Your Career in Athletic Training

Earn three (3) or more certifications, including the BOC Certification for Athletic Trainers, while you’re enrolled in the program or upon graduation.

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

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