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Applicants must have graduated from an Athletic Training Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), must be a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (or eligible for certification) and must have a license to practice Athletic Training in the state of Massachusetts (or eligible for such license).

Applicants are encouraged to be proficient in the following areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science

The basic program requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate coursework.


Jessica Barrett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Director, Post-Professional Athletic Training Program
Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
(413) 748-3763

Athletic Training Advanced Post-Professional Preparation program at Springfield College is ideal for students who are Board of Certification (BOC) certified (ATC) or certification eligible athletic trainers. Within the program you will be able to choose from one of three concentrations. This program will provide you with a strong theoretical and research basis in your concentration. You will be required to complete a fieldwork experience specific to your concentration and professional goals. The program is not a BOC certification preparation program.


  1. Athletic Training Administration
    This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who wish to pursue, or advance a career, as a head or assistant athletic trainer in numerous settings. The concentration is designed to enhance knowledge in areas of managerial and supervisory strategies as well as ethics, public relations, facility design, marketing and legal issues.
  2. Athletic Training Professional Preparation
    This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who are interested in athletic training education and student learning. This program was designed to enhance the knowledge of future athletic training program directors, clinical coordinators and approved clinical instructors within an athletic training education program. Areas of study include; pedagogy, curriculum development and clinical education.
  3. Athletic Training Rehabilitation
    This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who are passionate about athletic reconditioning, rehabilitation and functional return of the physically active person. This program is designed to enhance skills and knowledge in areas of strength and conditioning, advanced therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities and exercise physiology.

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