West Chester University
Carolyn Jimenez, Ph.D., ATC
216 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
The Department of Sports Medicine, within the College of Health Sciences, has as its primary role the preparation of students for careers in athletic training and related health care fields. Fundamental to such a career is successful completion of the certification examination given by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC). The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in the Department of Sports Medicine provides access to all the prerequisites for the board of certification exam. Click here to see our WCU 3 year results for BOC Exam.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. As part of a complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents.
The BS in Athletic Training program at West Chester University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Our last accreditation was in 2008 and we were re-accredited for 10 years.
An MS in Exercise and Sport Physiology with a concentration in Athletic Training is available at West Chester University in a collaboration between the Departments of Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. It is a 40 credit, 2 year degree program that mandates the completion of a Thesis. Coursework includes Cadaver Anatomy, Orthopedic Surgical Techniques, Seminar in Sports Medicine, as well as Topics in Sports Medicine. Please click on the advising sheet for the entire list of coursework for the program: AT Concentration ADVISING SHEET For additional information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Jimenez, Sports Medicine Department Chairperson at email@example.com.
If you are interested in applying for the MS in Exercise and Sport Physiology with a concentration in athletic training, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.8. The application package must also include the following: copy of all official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, and a written goals statement. If ready to apply, please click here: APPLY NOW!
When completing the online application process, you must create a profile and select your program of study. Be sure to select MS in Exercise and Sports Physiology with a Concentration in Athletic Training (532) within the Kinesiology Department in the College of Health Sciences.
****Check out our NEW CADAVER ANATOMY LAB SPACE****
Offering our first Cadaver Lab Spring 2013!