Post Professional Athletic Training Programs in Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania

Department Info Program Director
Department of Health Science &
Sport Studies (HSSS)
California, PA 15419
Program Director: Shelly DiCesaro, PhD, ATC
Phone: 724-938-5831
Fax: 724-938-4342

Year of initial NATA Accreditation: 1994

Degree Granted: Master of Science in Athletic Training

Program Length: 1 calendar year, starting June 1st of each year and ends the following May.

Credits:36 credits total, 13 in Research

Number of Applications: 40 per year, average

Number Accepted into Program Per Year: 18

 Pre-requisites/ Admissions:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • BOC Certified or be eligible for certification

Direct Admission into Program: Yes.

Tuition: Assistantships will include an out of state tuition waiver for all three semesters (summer, fall and spring) with a stipend of $10,000.00. For more detailed information, please visit our web page at

Financial Aid: See Financial Aid Office for the University (724)938-4415

Admission Material:

  • Thomas F. West PhD, ATC
    Program Director
    Graduate Athletic Training Education Program
    California University of Pennsylvania
    California, PA 15419
  • Electronically as per instructions on the program web page.

Program Highlights:

  • Cadaver Anatomy
  • Strong Reseach Component
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification through NASM
  • 1 year program
  • 17 Certified Athletic Trainers on faculty to teach and serve as mentors
  • 22 experienced faculty with terminal degrees)

Additional Information: Application deadline is April 1 or until filled but acceptances are done on a rolling basis, so apply early.

Complete information is available at here


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