Norwich University Athletic Training

Master of Athletic Training

Students wishing to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree may do so either as part of the accelerated BS-to-MAT program in 3+2 years, or as an external candidate having already completed a bachelor’s degree.
 

Norwich offers an accelerated Master’s in Athletic Training degree program for students in the Norwich Health Science major (students can earn a Bachelor’s in Health Science and a Master’s in Athletic Training in five total years), and a two-year Master’s in Athletic Training for students who have already earned their bachelor’s degree in another field from an accredited institution.

Program Vision

Our graduates are medical professionals who practice patient-centered care with a global perspective and are useful citizens leading today and tomorrow's advancing health care needs.

Program Mission

The Athletic Training Program at Norwich University develops individuals who use the knowledge and skills gained to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate health conditions utilizing evidence-based practice such that patients benefit from a safe and efficacious return to activities and lifestyle.

To be considered for admission into the Norwich MAT program, you must meet the following criteria:

Accelerated BS-to-MAT Candidates

To qualify for the accelerated master's program, students must have completed all undergraduate coursework (course numbers 100-499) by the start of graduate coursework with the exception of HE 439 to be taken spring of senior year. 

In addition, Norwich University Health Sciences students must complete prerequisite courses as described in the course catalog.

Postbaccalaureate Candidates

Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree at Norwich or another institution are eligible to enter the accelerated master's program by meeting the following criteria:

  1. Providing an official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of a bachelor's degree.
  2. Having completed the following prerequisites with a grade of at least a C+:
  • 1 year of college Biology
  • 1 year of college Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • 1 semester of Statistics
  • 1 semester of College Chemistry
  • 1 semester of College Physics
  • 1 semester of Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • 1 semester of Exercise Physiology
  • 1 semester of Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent)
  • 1 semester of Motor Development
  • 1 semester of Nutrition

All Candidates

All students pursuing the MAT must be able to:

  • Maintain/provide proof of overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Provide verification of Certification in Emergency Cardiac Care through a course that meet the standards set forth by the Board of Certification.
  • Provide completed program application
  • Provide documentation of having completed at least 30 observation hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Provide a cover letter
  • Provide a résumé
  • Provide a reference letter from a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Adhere to the technical standards of the program as described in the student handbook.
  • Application to the Master of Athletic Training

Norwich Health Science students pursuing the Accelerated transition to the MAT will apply in the spring of their Junior (third) year. Applications are due to the Program Director in electronic format three weeks after the posting of spring midsemester grades. After meeting with the program, Norwich Health Science students will be notified of their acceptance into the MAT within three weeks of the application deadline.

Postbaccalaureate candidates pursuing the 2-year MAT will apply to the program starting Jan. 1. Post-baccalaureate candidates will apply through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS). Information on how to apply is here.

Candidates for the Master's of Athletic Training program who are already enrolled at Norwich must submit their application and all materials to Admissions no later than Mar 1. Norwich applies rolling admissions for external candidates for the Master's of Athletic Training program (candidates who are not already enrolled at Norwich), but the priority deadline for these candidates is Feb 1. 

Postbaccalaureate candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the MAT program within three weeks.Additional Costs

Program Handbook

The NUATP Student Handbook (PDF) outlines program information for Norwich University Athletic Training students, including all policies and procedures. Each student receives a digital copy of this handbook upon entry into the professional phase of Norwich's Athletic Training Program and at the beginning of each academic year.

CAATE Program Information and Outcomes

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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Accreditations - School of Arts and Sciences

The Education Teacher Licensure program--available in secondary and elementary tracks--is accepted for teaching licenses in Vermont and all states except New York, New Mexico, and South Dakota.

The Physical Education Teacher Licensure program--available in secondary and elementary tracks--is accepted for teaching licenses in Vermont and several other New England and Middle Atlantic states where the State of Vermont has interstate licensure agreements.

 

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Goals, Outcomes & Details

To view additional program details for programs such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog:

Master

Updated: Spring 2020

The Athletic Training Program at Norwich University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students in this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students in the Athletic Training Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be allowed to participate in the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the BOC certification examination.

Candidates for admission to the NU Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:

  1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
  2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely, and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
  3. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment, information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
  4. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately in the appropriate style within the prescribed time.
  5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
  6. The perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the Athletic Training Education Program as outlined and sequenced.
  7. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
  8. Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional patient care.

Candidates for selection to the NU Athletic Training Program are required to verify that they understand and can meet the program’s technical standards with or without reasonable accommodations. A student seeking admission to or continued participation in the program who may request academic accommodations will work with the Academic Achievement Center in accordance with Norwich University policy to determine their eligibility for disability support services including appropriate academic accommodation(s). If a student states that he/she can meet the technical standards with accommodation, then the NUATP, with assistance from the Academic Achievement Center, will determine whether it agrees that the requested accommodation is reasonable, does not alter a fundamental element of the program, or does not constitute an undue burden. This determination will also include a review of whether the accommodation(s) requested would jeopardize clinician/patient safety or the educational process of the student or institution including all coursework, clinical experiences, and field work deemed essential to program completion and graduation. This determination will thus establish whether a particular student needing accommodations in order to meet the technical standards is “otherwise qualified” to participate in the program under the ADA’s guidelines and Norwich policy.

Athletic Training Clinical Experience Sites

  • Spaulding High School
  • U-32 Middle & High School
  • Harwood Union High School
  • Stowe High School
  • Randolph Union High School
  • Green Mountain Family Practice

Supplemental Clinical Experience Sites

  • Northfield EMS
  • RehabGYM
  • Norwich University Infirmary
  • Green Mountain Family Practice, Rehabilitation

Students are responsible for their own transportation, and any associated costs, to their assigned clinical sites. Students will be assigned to clinical sites that are within one-hour travel time from the NU campus. If an opportunity arises at a site that is a distance of greater than one hour, the student and the clinical education coordinator must both agree that it is an appropriate placement.

Amy S. Welch, Department Chair
Greg Jancaitis, Director, Athletic Training Programs

Our Faculty

Greg Jancaitis

Greg Jancaitis

Position(s):

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Athletic Training Program
Christine Dara Reyes

Christine Dara Reyes

Position(s):

  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Program
 Amy S. Welch

Amy S. Welch

Position(s):

  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of Health & Human Performance
  • Coordinator, Pre-Health Professions Programming