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Athletic Training

Program director: James Scifers
Undergraduate advisors: Diane Husic and Mary Beth Spirk

Beginning in Summer 2016, Moravian College offers a master of science degree in athletic training. The Moravian College athletic training program is a full-time, two-year, entry-level, professional practice program. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligibile to sit for the Board of Certification to become a certified athletic trainer. Students from any major may apply for admission to this program. To be considered for admission into the Summer 2016 and Summer 2017 cohorts, the following prerequisites apply:

  • Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution.
  • Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.
  • Students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalents) with grades of C or better:
    • Biology 103, Anatomy & Physiology 1
    • Biology 104, Anatomy & Physiology 2
    • Mathematics 107, Elementary Statistics, or Economics 156, Business Statistics, or Psychology 211
    • at least 3 of the following courses:
      • Any course in biology which counts towards the biology major
      • Physics 109, Physics for Life Sciences
      • Physics 111, Introductory Physics
      • Chemistry 108, Chemistry for Life Sciences
      • Chemistry 113, General Chemistry 1
      • Health 260, Kinesiology
      • Health 261, Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries
      • Health 360, Exercise Physiology

Students who wish to enter the Moravian College master of science in athletic training in Summer 2018 or beyond should complete the health sciences major, pre-athletic training track.

Students who enroll in the health sciences undergraduate program in Fall 2015 or beyond may choose to complete that degree program in 3 years, completing at least 5 units in the summers prior to graduation, in addition to 4.5 units in each fall and spring term. Those students may then apply to enroll in the graduate program in Summer 2018 and complete the master's degree in an additional 2 years. Please consult with an advisor on this accelerated program option.


Moravian College is currently seeking accreditation for their new athletic training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2017. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states. The program anticipates a spring 2018 accreditation site which, if successful, would allow students to be eligibile to sit for the Board of Certification to become a certified athletic trainer.

East Stroudsburg University Early Assurance Program

In addition, Moravian College has an early assurance program with East Stroudsburg University for its Master of Science in Athletic Training (Professional Practice Program). Students enroll at Moravian College for a baccalaureate degree of their choosing. Though students may pursue any major to prepare for the Athletic Training program, a major in biology is preferred.

To be considered for the early assurance program at ESU, students must maintain an overall quality point average of 2.50 or higher while at Moraivan College. Students must complete the following prerequisite to the MS program: Biology 103 and 104 (Biology majors or minor complete Biology 310 and 350 instead); Physics 109 or 111 (completion of Physics 110 or 112 is recommended); Mathematics 107, Psychology 211, or Mathematics 231 (math majors or minor); Physical Education 241; and Nutrition (available through cross-registration at Cedar Crest College). An internship consisting of no fewer than 50 hours of observation in two different athletic training facilities must be completed at Moravian prior to completion of the degree. Students must also complete the following courses, not presently available at Moravian, but available at other local schools, prior to enrollment in the MS at ESU: Sports Psychology, Prevention and Management of Athletic Injuries, Kinesiology, Advanced First Aid, and Exercise Physiology. Candidates must have valid and current CPR certification.

Students complete an early assurance application to the ESU program, available from the ESU program director. The student’s final acceptance to the program is contingent upon completion of the Moravian College baccalaureate degree, final GPA, successful completion of program prerequisites, and submission of all required application materials to ESU. Students who enroll in the ESU program are entitled to use of the dining, library, and computing facilities (some fees may apply) at Moravian College.