Job growth in athletic training is projected to increase by 19 percent from 2019-29.
Earn both your undergraduate degree in natural science and graduate degree in athletic training in just five years.
- Students complete courses to fulfill their undergraduate degree in natural science during their first three years, while their last two years are dedicated to earning a master’s degree in athletic training.
- Daemen athletic training students pay undergraduate tuition rates their first year in the graduate sequence.
- Our unique program features coursework in gross anatomy, pathology and clinical examination, rehabilitation, nutrition, professional development, and many other valuable areas.
- Expert physical therapy, physician assistant, and nursing faculty collaborate to provide a well-rounded program.
- Curriculum features cadaver dissection, providing students with unique, hands-on experience.
- Clinical experiences are offered in professional, collegiate, high school, or non-sport settings (military, industrial, performing arts).
- Supplemental clinical experiences are available in primary care, orthopedic surgical observations, suture/injection training, and simulation.
- Students complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical education experience and participate in research projects under the direction of faculty.
- Students learn to treat patients through a multi-disciplinary approach considering all social and economic factors that influence health.
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Athletic Training Simulation
An annual simulation event replicates real world management of emergent and potentially catastrophic events in a guided and fully interactive environment. Students in the bachelor’s portion of the program act as standardized patients, first-year graduate students are practitioners, and second-year graduate students develop all standardized patient scenarios. By graduation, students have served in multiple roles and experiences. Check out Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc | Elite Sports Emergency Care Training Center as they work with students, featured in this recent commercial spot for the company.
Athletic trainers are employed in several areas, including secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, physician offices, military, performing arts, and in the industrial and commercial settings.
Employers of alumni include
- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
- Excelsior Orthopaedics
- North Carolina State University
- University at Buffalo
- University of Maryland
- Utah Jazz
Full admission criteria can be found in the College Catalog.
Applications must be submitted by February 15 to:
Dr. Lynn Matthews
Department Chair, Athletic Training Program, Daemen College
4380 Main St
Amherst, NY 14226
Once an application has been reviewed by the athletic training program admission committee, selected students will be invited for an interview. Students will be notified via email or letter with an invitation for an interview, which take place by the beginning of March.
Acceptance letters will typically be mailed the first week of April.
- Application Form (DOC)
- All overall and prerequisite GPAs will be updated by the registrar and reported to the athletic training program at the conclusion of the spring semester. Please indicate current overall GPA if known.
- Observation Hours
- Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are not requiring students to obtain observation hours as part of the athletic training application.
- Two Character Reference Forms
- One must be completed by a BOC certified athletic trainer.
- A biographical sketch (brief narrative describing your goal/philosophy related to personal, academic, professional development, interest in athletic training, and/or relative background in another allied health profession).
- Read the Technical Standards and submit the signed Technical Standards Verification Form (DOC).
- Copy of current CPR/AED and First Aid cards.
Students who need assistance are encouraged to seek help from their assigned academic advisor or athletic training program faculty at Daemen College.
Accepted students will attend a mandatory orientation before or during summer courses.
Students will be introduced to the athletic training program faculty and student handbook.
Information covered will include:
- Athletic training program mission, goals, and expected program outcomes
- Academic standards and policies
- Professional standards and expectations
- Comprehensive examination
- Clinical education experience, including assignment, physical examination, immunizations, and health insurance
- Athletic training student association
- Malpractice/professional liability insurance
- Departmental communication