Athletic Training Graduate Programs
Master of Science
Choose from one of two athletic training programs:
Students interested in Athletic Training will select either the Professional or Post-Professional option. Students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training should select the Post-Professional option. Students seeking a CAATE accredited program in preparation for taking the Board of Certification exam in Athletic Training should select the Professional option.
Please note, the curriculum requirements below are for the current academic year 2022-23. Students applying for admission for the upcoming academic year, should carefully read the prerequisite requirements for admission to the Fall 2022 cohort.
Why choose Plymouth State for your master’s degree in athletic training?
- Immediate hands-on experience working with student athletes, health care professionals, and faculty who are leaders in the field.
- On-site athletic training experiences at various clinical education sites, including Plymouth State University athletics, Holderness School, New Hampton School, Tilton School, and Plymouth Regional High School.
- Small class sizes. With approximately twelve graduate students per class in the Professional Program, you’ll get the one-on-one interaction with faculty that larger athletic training programs often can’t offer.
- Graduate assistantships are available to students enrolled in the Post-Professional in Higher Education program.
- PSU is located in the foothills of the White Mountains and in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Hiking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, canoeing and kayaking are just minutes away.
- Just 2 hours from Boston and 3.5 hours from Montreal.
Plymouth State is an NCAA Division III school with 24 varsity athletic teams, including men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, skiing, and ice hockey, x-country, track and field; as well as football, wrestling, softball, and baseball and women’s volleyball. More than 700 student athletes participate in team sports each year. The Physical Education Center has 33-acres of the best playing and practice fields in Division III, in addition to a three-court gymnasium, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a wrestling room, tennis courts, and the Vailas Performance Center. The University’s 860-seat ice arena, serves as a teaching facility for instruction and research in ice activities and a home for the varsity men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. In Fall 2015, ALLWell North opened. The 107,600-square-foot complex includes a large-scale multi-use including a full-size track and indoor tennis courts.
“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.
Graduate Assistant positions are available only to students in the Post Professional program. GA positions are awarded on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you applying as early as possible but no later than January 15th for the upcoming year. Applications for assistantships should be sent to Dr. Julie Bernier, the Athletic Training Program Director.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs - here are a few ways to learn more!
INQUIRE - Complete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.
VISIT - We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment - come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH
CHAT - We would be happy to chat with you - just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.
Want an answer right away? Give us a call - the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.
Graduate Admission Team - Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.
Program Coordinator/Advisor - Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.
- Dr. Julie Bernier, 603.535.2518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Registrar - can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information
Student Account Services - please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.
Financial Aid Office - is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.