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  • On May 20, 2015, the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance announced that the CAATE Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs will be changed to require that professional programs be at the master’s degree level.  James Madison University is dedicated to meet this accreditation requirement in order to continue providing excellent education to produce strong athletic training health care providers.  Our transition to the master’s degree has begun and will influence students entering JMU as freshman in the fall 2018 semester and thereafter.  These students should refer to information on our Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

    For students who entered JMU in the fall of 2017 or are considering transferring to the University, please note the last admission cycle to the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program will occur in spring 2019. Students who have completed all required AT courses and general education courses by the end of the 2019 first summer session are eligible to submit their admission application in April 2019.  Admission decisions will be made in July 2019 once the first summer session is complete.  All future students will need to apply to the Master of Science Program.  The final cohort of students seeking the BSAT degree will graduate in May 2021.


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PHOTO: JMU students in labNew athletic training classrooms boost program

March 20, 2017

After spending years in a cramped classroom and under-equipped lab space, the athletic training (AT) program has moved to a new space in the Health and Behavioral Studies building.

PHOTO:Herb Amato and Sherry Summers receive award Amato and Summers recognized by MAATA

November 29, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) recently named both Herb Amato and Sherry Summers to the organization's list of the 2016 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers.

PHOTO: OT studentsMaxwell recognized for service to CAATE

November 17, 2016

Paula Maxwell was recognized for her service in June of 2016 at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia in Baltimore where she received the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Award.

PHOTO: JMU students in IrelandAthletic training students study abroad in Ireland

November 3, 2016

In the spring of 2016, ten students in the Athletic Training program were given the chance to learn more about their future careers in an international setting.

PHOTO: Jamie FryeFrye Named VATA Educator of the Year Award

January 13, 2016

It is an honor to announce that the VATA Educator of the Year Award goes to Dr. Jamie Frye. Dr. Frye is the program director for the athletic training education program at JMU.

PHOTO: VATA ThumbAlumna Named Athletic Trainer of the Year

January 13, 2016

The Vito Perriello Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year award recipient not only serves as a health care provider to athletes in the high school setting but also is a role model.