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In the didactic phase of the program, students take courses that cover the five domains of athletic training: injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; therapeutic intervention; and health care administration and professional responsibility. In the clinical phase, students are given the opportunity to work in a high school, college or other professional and clinical outreach settings.

Graduates from the master's program will be able to:

  • Identify injury, illness and risk factors associated with participation in sport/physical activity
  • Conduct a thorough initial clinical evaluation of injuries and illnesses commonly sustained by the athlete/physically active individual
  • Provide appropriate first aid and emergency care for acute injuries
  • Illustrate effective communication for appropriate and efficient referral, evaluation, diagnosis and follow-up care
  • Create and implement comprehensive treatment, rehabilitation and/or reconditioning programs
  • Develop, coordinate and supervise the administrative components of an athletic training program



Both the ATCAS application and the Kean University CAS Graduate Supplemental Application MUST be completed and "verified" by the deadline for the application to be fully reviewed.

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Kean’s athletic training program prepares professionals who are vital to the health and safety of athletes on the field and the well-being of physically active people everywhere. We emphasize collaborative learning and practical clinical experience so graduates can provide patients with optimal care in emergency, therapeutic and rehabilitative situations.

Dr. Raymond DiVirgilio, Ed.D., LAT, ATC Program Director
Athletic Training Chairperson Ray DiVirgilio


With a Kean master’s degree in athletic training, graduates can lead successful careers working in amateur, recreational or professional sports, the performing arts, within high schools and colleges, hospitals and clinics, in the military and law enforcement, as well as in corporate settings.

23% Job Growth

Job growth expected for athletic trainers through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA), a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


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