Accredited Athletic Training Programs in Pennsylvania

Messiah College

Department Info Program Director
Health and Human Performance Department
Grantham, PA 17027
(717) 766-2511

Edwin A. “Sandy” Bush.  M.S., ATC
Phone: (717)691-6037 Fax: (717)691-2310

Year of NATA Approval: 1991

Year of CAAHEP Accreditation: 1996

Year of CAATE Accreditation: 2006

Current CAATE Accreditation until 2025-2026

Degree Granted: Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training

Program Length:

  • (A) Overall Program (4 years);
  • (B) Formal Major (5 semesters once accepted into program)

Credits: 123: 47 Athletic Training credits

Number of Applications: 12-20

Number Accepted into Program Per Year: 12-20

Pre-requisites/Admissions: 25-40 Directed Observation hours, 45 College Credits, 6 Specific Athletic Training courses

Direct admission into Program: No

Year accepted into program: Sophomore year, 2nd semester.

Transfers: Transfers are encouraged, accepted on a case by case basis.

Tuition: $16,175/semester

Financial Aid: Financial Aid Office (717) 766-2511 or

Scholarships: College offers a variety of scholarships (see college catalog)
Work Study: Available to all students.  Athletic Training Work Study available for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Admissions Information: Admissions Office 1-(800) 233-4220 or

Program Highlights:

  • Academically Challenging
  • Christian atmosphere and user friendly.
  • Sports participation permitted (any sport)
  • High first-time pass rate on the national BOC Exam.
  • High placement for graduates in entry-level jobs and graduate programs
  • Clinical education experience includes: College setting (variety of sports), High School and College setting off- campus (lacrosse and football), and off-campus Clinic settings (physically active)
  • Cadaver Dissection
  • Surgery Observations
  • Physician Observations
  • Low Preceptor Ratio
  • Planning to transition to entry-level Masters Program

Additional Information:

  • Feel free to contact the Program Director for more information or access the College website at (click on Campus Directory (upper right beside Site Search); scroll down and click on Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science; click on Academic programs; click on Athletic Training.)


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