Seton Hall University Health and Medical Sciences
MSAT curriculum

M.S.A.T. Curriculum

The comprehensive M.S.A.T. curriculum is a two-year, 64-credit full-time program designed to integrate formal classroom instruction, laboratory experiences and clinical education. Foundation courses are interprofessional; our students gain a unique appreciation and perspective from their peers in other health professions, including occupational therapy and physical therapy, and learn from a distinguished, interdisciplinary faculty.

Dynamic clinical research is also a major focus of the M.S.A.T. program. Students present their research at regional and national conferences. The following is a list of the courses and clinical (fieldwork) experiences that our M.S.A.T. students will pursue in each semester of the program. For a full description of any of the courses, see the Graduate Catalogue.

M.S.A.T. Course Listing

Curriculum Requirements

Professional Year I

Summer (July-August)

ATFY 4000 - GMAT 6000 Foundations of Athletic Training 6


ATFY 4101 - GMAT 6101 Human Physiology 3
ATFY 4111 - GMAT 6111 Functional Human Anatomy 3
ATFY 4121 - GMAT 6121 Principles of Evaluation in Athletic Training 4
ATFY 4131 - GMAT 6131 Research Methods I 1
ATFY 4141 - GMAT 6141 Research Project I 1
ATFY 4151 - GMAT 6151 Clinical Practicum I 2


ATFY 4201 - GMAT 6201 Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions 3
ATFY 4211 - GMAT 6211 Kinesiology 3
ATFY 4221 - GMAT 6221 Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Wellness 3
ATFY 4231 - GMAT 6231 Research Methods II 1
ATFY 4241 - GMAT 6241 Research Project II 1
ATFY 4251 - GMAT 6251 Clinical Practicum II 2

Professional Year II

Summer (May-June)

GMAT 7000 Seminar in Athletic Training 1
GMAT 7005 Biomedical Ethics 2
GMAT 7010 General Medical Conditions 2
GMAT 7015 General Medical Clinical Rotation 1


GMAT 7111 Orthopedic Clinical Medicine and Imaging 3
GMAT 7121 Targeted Application of Treatment in the Extremities 6
GMAT 7131 Research Methods III 1
GMAT 7141 Research Project III 1
GMAT 7151 Clinical Practicum III 2


GMAT 7201 Inter-Professional Practice 1
GMAT 7211 Psychosocial Issues in Athletic Training 2
GMAT 7221 Targeted Application of Treatment in the Spine 3
GMAT 7231 Pharmacology in Athletic Training 2
GMAT 7241 Health Care Administration 2
GMAT 7251 Clinical Practicum IV 2

*Clinical Practicum: Fieldwork rotation at on- or off-campus affiliated sites. See "M.S.A.T. Fieldwork" below.

M.S.A.T. Fieldwork

The clinical education aspect of the M.S.A.T. program is a coordinated effort between Seton Hall University and various clinical sites throughout our area. Dedicated clinical education faculty work with these sites in order to place our students for rotations throughout the year (Clinical Practica I-IV, see above).

The sites are focused on creating real-life learning experiences for our students. Students are taught to apply the knowledge they receive in the classroom and integrate it with the hands-on skills required in different professional settings. The diversity of the different clinical sites allows our students to develop their own individual career goals and professional areas of interest.

Students can expect hands-on clinical experience with athletes and physically active individuals at both on- and off-campus facilities, including:

  • Professional sports teams
  • Sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics
  • High schools and secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Sports performance and training facilities
  • General medicine clinics

Transportation to/from Fieldwork Sites
Since most clinical sites are not accessible by public transportation, a student must have a valid driver's license and access to an automobile to meet clinical requirements.

Background Check
Students who are pursuing a degree in Athletic Training need to be aware of certain elements that potentially can impact clinical placement, certification, licensure and future employment. Federal and various state laws are in place that preclude persons with criminal backgrounds from being in contact with children and patients. Where these laws apply, you will be required to undergo a criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting and a search of federal and state criminal databases. Drug testing may also be required. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the Board of Certification examination and/or attain state licensure. The student will incur the cost of this process, which is conducted on an individual basis as required by the clinical site.