Program Mission (M.S. in A.T.)

Athletic Training at Wilmington College is a full time, two-year program of study. Based on a solid foundation in the liberal arts with emphasis in the professional study of Sports Medicine, practical experience is provided by combining academic preparation with supervised clinical experiences. The program of study leads to a master’s degree in Athletic Training (M.S. in A.T.). The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the substantive change process. Any student who has completed a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College or a regionally accredited four-year institution and has completed the prerequisite requirements is eligible for consideration for admission to the Wilmington College M.S. in A.T. No specific undergraduate degree is required for program admission, but a strong background in basic sciences and a related field is desirable.

The program provides athletic training students with an effective blend of evidence-based didactic information, clinical experiences for skill and theory integration, and exposure to a variety of practice settings for athletic trainers. The Wilmington College M.S. in A.T. program thoroughly addresses compliance with CAATE accreditation standards, from which the Wilmington College M.S. in A.T. Program is accredited, and Board of Certification (BOC) requirements.

Upon graduation and completion of the academic and clinical components of the degree, students will be eligible to sit for Board of Certification (BOC) exam and State licensure. The Wilmington College M.S. in A.T. Program is designed to educate each student about the theoretical and clinical skills necessary to work as part of an inter-professional, patient-centered healthcare team to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat all aspects of injury and illness. The vision of the program is to provide the region, state, and nation with competent healthcare providers ready to practice in a variety of settings and serve/advocate for the athletic training profession while maintaining the highest level of quality care through continued education.