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Certified Athletic Trainers are integral members of the healthcare team in a variety of settings: secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics, professional sports programs, performing arts, industry and other healthcare environments. Athletic training is a highly rewarding and fulfilling occupation with excellent long-term employment prospects. 

Employment of athletic trainers is expected to grow by 19% from 2012–2022.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Since our program graduated its first student in 2003, all of our graduates who choose to are working in athletic training jobs. The strength and reputation of our program is in large part due to our impressive alumni, who are working in premier athletic training settings across the state and the country, and our vast network of clinical partners. Many of our students receive employment offers from the diverse sites where they perform their clinical experiences. 

Where Our Graduates Have Gotten Jobs:

  • NFL – New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns 
  • NCAA – Rutgers University, Indiana University, Boston College, University of Pittsburgh, Seton Hall University
  • Cirque du Soleil, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries 
  • Prominent public and private high schools throughout New Jersey  

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Board Certification Information:

The Athletic Training program at Seton Hall fully prepares our graduates to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for athletic trainers. In order to sit for the examination, and practice as a licensed athletic trainer, students must graduate from a CAATE-accredited program, be confirmed by the recognized Program Director of the institution, and then pass the BOC exam. Information on preparing for the BOC exam, related fees and the preparation process can be found on the BOC website.  

Master's Degree Requirement:

As per an announcement by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance, the professional degree requirement to become a Certified Athletic Trainer will be changing to the master's degree. Seton Hall University offers the state's only entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree program that is CAATE-accredited.  

The Career Center at Seton Hall University:

This on-campus resource gives our graduates the tools to get their careers off to a strong start. Students and graduates have access to many benefits through The Career Center, including: 

  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Individualized career development and management plans
  • Online career assessments
  • Career events, including résumé writing workshops and interview clinics 
  • Pirate Mentor Program with access to an extensive network of thousands of Seton Hall alumni

Department Secretary:
Sonia Burger

(973) 275-2826
sonia.burger@shu.edu

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