Athletic Training

Make a Difference as an Athletic Trainer

Welcome to Shenandoah University's Division of Athletic Training. This program offers a unique combination of "hands-on" clinical training, classroom teaching, distance-based education and clinical research. Clinical field experiences are available on campus as well as in other settings such as with professional sports organizations.

Facility resources and curricular design have been created to meet the standards for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). As an entry-level master's degree program, students are educated to prepare to take the certification examination given by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. This is not an advanced master's degree program for the certified professional.


Master of Science in Athletic Training

Be on the frontline of health-care service for athletes and the physically-active. 

Become an expert in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Specializing in prevention, rehabilitation, and management of injuries resulting from participation in athletics and physical activity, the athletic trainer is an integral member of the sports medicine team. The athletic trainer works in cooperation with the physicians, parents, coaches, and administrators to maintain the safety and well-being of athletes and the physically active.

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Performing Arts Medicine Certificate

Combine your passion for the arts with your desire to make a difference in the lives of performers. Shenandoah University’s graduate certificate program in Performing Arts Medicine will prepare you to develop injury prevention techniques, teaching practices, assessment and treatment strategies to enhance and potentially prolong the career of a performing artist.

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Dual Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Science in Athletic Training

Become a sports medicine expert clinician

Physical therapy is a challenging and satisfying profession — one with many career pathways from which to choose. One particular pathway is developing a career that specializes in sports medicine. Certified athletic trainers have expertise in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from athletics and other physical activity. The Dual Degree program DPT/MSAT has been established at Shenandoah University for those students who wish to become members in both professions sharing a common link to become a sports medicine expert clinician.

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Accomplished Faculty Mentors Make the Difference

Our accomplished and caring faculty serve as mentors beyond the classroom. As a team, they prepare you to serve as a compassionate athletic trainer, critical thinker and ethical leader. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that enable faculty members to provide individualized attention and nurture your academic and professional development.

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The Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program received its accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) in 2004 and will have their next comprehensive review in 2018.

For information, contact:

Rose Schmieg, Program Director

Karen Gross, Administrative Assistant

Shenandoah University
Division of Athletic Training
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 545-7385
Fax: (540) 545-7387

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