First cohort to begin Fall 2021

Ithaca College Plans

Ithaca College will be transitioning to the MS-AT degree, as required by the CAATE. At this juncture, we will be enrolling our first MS-AT cohort in the fall of 2021 via our unique and connected 5 year dual degree program that will award successful students with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training and a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Highlights of IC's MS-AT

  • Accelerated 5 year Master’s in Athletic Training Dual Degree Program
    • 4 year Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training
    • 2 year Master of Science in Athletic Training
    • 4th year counts as last year of BS degree, 1st year of MS degree
    • 1 online summer session
  • Rich, storied program history since 1975 with over 500 alumni working in various healthcare professions and settings
  • Program first time BOC (national exam) pass rate of 99%
  • 12 experienced athletic training faculty in the department, representing almost 200 years of combined clinical experience and 170 years of teaching experience
  • Integrated, evidence-based, clinical reasoning and capability based curriculum derived from best-practices in medical and health professions education
  • Clinical research focus to help you develop meaningful and applicable clinical research findings to enhance patient practice and drive professional expertise
  • Four clinical practica courses consisting of varied healthcare settings and 4 week clinical immersion component to develop clinical expertise
  • Authentic interprofessional education experiences to develop interprofessional collaboration acumen and insight


Paul Geisler
Program Director, Athletic Training
G71 Hill Center
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850