As announced by the AT Strategic Alliance in 2015, the minimum degree level for professional AT programs has been elevated to the masters’ level. Institutions that wish to continue offering accredited programs must transition to the graduate level, with 2022 being the last year that undergraduate programs can admit students.
In accord with the Titan AT program vision “to be a leader in the preparation of future athletic trainers”, the ATP presently seeks university and CSU approval, as the first step to becoming accredited as a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree program. Once approved and accredited, the MSAT graduates will be eligible to take the Board of Certification, Inc. exam to become certified athletic trainers.
As stated, preparation for the new MSAT is underway. We will not know the start date for the MSAT program until completion of the vetting and approval process from CSUF and the CSU Chancellor’s Office. After careful consideration of all stakeholders (students, faculty, alumni, university, and community), a decision has been made to not admit a Fall 2018 ATP cohort – ATP applications for the Fall 2018 cohort will not be accepted. We believe this decision will help ensure the continued success of our current program, as well as future success at the graduate level. We will continue to update our website with the most current news regarding the MSAT program, including the start date, application process, pre-requisites, etc.
We thank the Titan AT family and stakeholders in advance for your continued support as we do our best to continue our tradition of excellence.