Springfield College is proud to unveil its new Master of Science in Athletic Training program, which is accredited under the 2020 Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Curricular Content Standards. The new Master of Science in Athletic Training program enhances Springfield College’s 45-year legacy of excellence in Athletic Training education.
“We are extremely pleased with the feedback from our self-study,” said Springfield College Director of the Athletic Training Program Dr. Mary Barnum. “The CAATE stated that the MSAT program strengths include a well thought-out and structured curriculum highlighted by curricular flexibility in sequencing that will accommodate student needs and interest. We are fortunate that we have such a strong and successful history to build upon, and current faculty who are engaged in leadership positions at all levels of the athletic training profession.”
The new curriculum is the combined effort of many dedicated athletic training educators working over a three-year period to design a program that stayed true to the core values of Springfield College and the athletic training education program.
Springfield College continues to be poised to provide outstanding educational experiences that will prepare graduates to become quality healthcare providers and leaders within the changing landscape of the athletic training profession.
The new program also seeks to incorporate innovative and engaging ways to ensure that athletic training graduates are well prepared to meet the healthcare needs of physically active individuals.
Springfield College has a long-standing tradition in preparing athletic trainers for successful careers dating back to 1925. As part of this internationally recognized program, students gain the training and experience to help them succeed in the field. Springfield College’s athletic training tradition includes graduates employed by professional teams, high schools, and colleges and universities.
Visit the Springfield College Athletic Training web page to learn more about options for earning a degree in athletic training from Springfield College.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.