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Accelerated BS-to-Master of Athletic Training

EARN YOUR MASTER'S DEGREE IN FIVE YEARS.

The Department of Health & Human Performance at Norwich University offers programs in:

Athletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth Science Physical Education Master of Athletic Training*

*A program introduced fall 2019, offered as an accelerated BS-to-MAT 3+2 program for Norwich Health Science students. A two-year Master of Athletic Training degree for post-graduates will begin in fall 2022.


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Amy S. Welch, Department Chair Greg Jancaitis, Director, Athletic Training Programs



Clinical Sites

Athletic Training Clinical Experience Sites

  • Spaulding High School
  • U-32 Middle & High School
  • Harwood Union High School
  • Stowe High School
  • Randolph Union High School
  • Green Mountain Family Practice

Supplemental Clinical Experience Sites

  • Northfield EMS
  • RehabGYM
  • Norwich University Infirmary
  • Green Mountain Family Practice, Rehabilitation

Students are responsible for their own transportation, and any associated costs, to their assigned clinical sites. Students will be assigned to clinical sites that are within one-hour travel time from the NU campus. If an opportunity arises at a site that is a distance of greater than one hour, the student and the clinical education coordinator must both agree that it is an appropriate placement.

Students wishing to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree may do so either as part of the accelerated BS-to-MAT program in 3+2 years, or as an external candidate having already completed a bachelor’s degree. To be considered for admission into the Norwich MAT program, you must meet the following criteria:

Accelerated BS-to-MAT Candidates

To qualify for the accelerated master’s program, students must have completed all undergraduate coursework (course numbers 100-499) by the start of graduate coursework with the exception of HE 439 to be taken spring of senior year. In addition, Norwich University Health Science students must complete the following prerequisites with a grade of at least a C+:

  • BI 101: Principles of Biology I
  • BI 102: Principles of Biology II
  • BI 215: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BI 216: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BI 253: Foods and Nutrition
  • CH 103: General Chemistry I
  • CH 104: General Chemistry II
  • PY 211: Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 201: General Physics I
  • PE 265: Lifelong Motor Development
  • PE 365: Kinesiology
  • PE 371: Physiology of Exercise

Post-Baccalaureate Candidates

Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at Norwich or another institution are eligible to enter the accelerated master’s program by meeting the following criteria:

  1. Providing an official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Having completed the following prerequisites with a grade of at least a C+:
  • 1 year of college Biology
  • 1 year of college Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • 1 semester of college Chemistry
  • 1 semester of college Physics
  • 1 semester of Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • 1 semester of Exercise Physiology
  • 1 semester of Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent)
  • 1 semester of Motor Development
  • 1 semester of Nutrition

All Candidates

All students pursuing the MAT must be able to:

  • Maintain/provide proof of overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Provide verification of Certification in Emergency Cardiac Care through a course that meet the standards set forth by the Board of Certification.
  • Provide completed program application
  • Provide documentation of having completed at least 30 observation hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Provide a cover letter
  • Provide a résumé
  • Provide a reference letter from a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Adhere to the technical standards of the program as described in the student handbook.
  • Application to the Master of Athletic Training

Norwich Health Science students pursuing the Accelerated transition to the MAT will apply in the spring of their Junior (third) year. Applications are due to the Program Director in electronic format three weeks after the posting of spring midsemester grades. After meeting with the program, Norwich Health Science students will be notified of their acceptance into the MAT within three weeks.

Postbaccalaureate candidates pursuing the 2-year MAT will apply to the program starting Jan. 1. External post-baccalaureate candidates will apply through the Norwich University admissions office. Supplemental materials (as described above) are due to the Program Director in electronic format by March 1. Postbaccalaureate candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the MAT program within three weeks.

 

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Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education—formally known as New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Program Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
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