Welcome! We are pleased you are interested in learning more about our Graduate Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Concord University (CU).
The primary mission of the CU Graduate ATP is to educate each of its students about the theoretical and clinical skills necessary to work effectively with the physical, physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of injury, illness, and performance regarding physically active individuals. Students are presented with the didactic, psychomotor, and affective experiences that will lead them to be able to exercise sound ethical judgment and critical thinking and problem solving skills in order to assist them in achieving satisfying careers and making positive contributions to their profession and communities. In addition, the ATP guides the student on the journey to become a lifelong learner through obligatory professional continuing education.
The ATP at CU is housed in the Department of Health Sciences within the College of Science, Mathematics, and Health. We are proud to offer individualized attention and boast an average size of approximately 10-15 students per class within the major requirements. We received our initial accreditation in 2004. The ATP has received back-to-back 10-year awards of continuing accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This is the highest level of accreditation granted which exemplifies the integrity and quality of our program.
We offer a 3+2 program design. This means students at Concord pursuing athletic training are classified as undergraduate students for their first three years and graduate students the last two years. After 5 years and upon completion of the full program students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). Students enrolled at the undergraduate level will be Health Science majors with a Pre-Athletic Training emphasis. This track will assist students in preparing all programmatic and curricular prerequisites for entry into the Graduate ATP. During the third undergraduate year students will apply to the Graduate School and the Graduate ATP. The graduate curriculum follows a summer/fall/spring sequence. Summer courses are all online or hybrid and do not require a presence on campus until immediately before the fall semester.
Transfer students completing undergraduate degrees at other institutions may also apply to the Graduate ATP to only complete the 2-year MSAT. Transfer students must complete the same application process and equivalent curricular prerequisites for admission.
We are proud of our Mountain Lion traditions and strive to provide the best education possible. If you are interested in discovering more about our program, I encourage you to explore the information provided throughout our website. If you have any questions about the Graduate Athletic Training Program at Concord University feel free to contact our Program Director, Laura Wamsley EdD, ATC at 304-384-6264. Good luck in all your future endeavors and we hope to meet you soon!