For undergraduate students interested in a career in athletic training, the College of Public Health offers a direct entry program combining our BS in Health Professions and our MS in Athletic Training. More than 70 percent of athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree—and within the next few years, a master’s degree will be required in order to become eligible for national certification. This program provides you with a direct path into our accredited Master of Science in Athletic Training program, allowing you to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years and preparing you to begin practicing as an athletic trainer.
Admitted students are granted direct acceptance into both programs—meaning you do not have to apply separately to the MS program. During the program, you will work with an advisor on academic planning to make sure you are on track and remain in good academic standing to satisfy academic requirements for both programs. View a sample academic plan.
The application process is different depending on your student status at the time of application:
This program is for students who begin as freshmen at Temple University. Students who transfer to Temple are not eligible for the Direct Entry MSAT but may apply to MS in Athletic Training program once prerequisites are met.