Accredited Athletic Training Programs in Pennsylvania

West Chester University

Department Info Program Director
Department of Sports Medicine
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
(610) 436-3293

Neil Curtis, Ed.D, ATC
Coordinator of Athletic Training Education
Phone: (610) 436-2969
Fax: (610) 436-2803

Year of NATA Approval: 1970

Year of CAATE Accreditation: initially 1996; 2001, 2008 (for 10 years)

Degree Granted: MS

Program Length: 4 years

Credits: 51 General Education, 25 Related Course work, 44 Athletic Training Total = 120;

Number of Applications: 70 - 100 interviewed per year

Number Accepted into Program: 33-36 enrolled into program as freshmen

Pre-requisites/ Admissions:

  • Formal interview with members of the Department of Sports Medicine faculty.
  • Minimum qualifications for the interview include:
    • Combined SAT score of 1070, and/or class rank in the top 20% of the high school class
    • High school course work in Biology, Chemistry, and or Physics, and Advanced Math.     

Direct Admission into Program: Yes - as a freshman

Year accepted into program: Freshman

Transfers into Program: Handled on a case by case basis

Tuition: Tuition: 2009-10: PA resident - $2679/semester; Non-resident- $6698/semester


  • Pat Croce Endowed Scholarship ($ amount variable) for incoming freshman
  • Doug Weiss Scholarship ($500) for a junior in the BSAT
  • Phillip B. Donley Endowed Scholarship ($2,000) for the outstanding senior in the BSAT

Work study: No work study available for employment in the athletic training room.

Financial Aid: Questions regarding financial aid are referred to the Financial Aid of the University (610) 436-2627

Admission Material: Office of Admissions (610) 436-3411

Program Highlights:

  • Direct admission into athletic training major when admitted as a freshman
  •  7 full time faculty Certified Athletic Trainers
  •  Affiliations with Affiliatons with Villanova, Widener, Swarthmore and Ursinus Universities/Colleges, Philadelphia Flyers and area high schools and clinics

Additional Information:

Coordinator of Athletic Training Education
Department of Sports Medicine
West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
(610) 436-2969


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