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The College at Brockport proposes to add a Master of Science in Athletic Training to its curricular offerings. The program would be housed in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education within the School of Education, Health and Human Services. The purpose of the program would be to prepare athletic trainers who are qualified to provide health care to physically active populations within the Rochester area and beyond. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has mandated that the entry level degree for Athletic Trainer's move from the current bachelor's degree to a master's degree. Undergraduate athletic training programs will not be permitted to enroll any undergraduate students in athletic training programs after 2021. All athletic training programs seeking CAATE accreditation must offer a degree at the master's level. Creation of the MSAT program would be consistent with strategic planning initiatives both on campus and at System Administration. It is also consistent with SUNY's Six Big Ideas (SUNY and a Healthier New York). The proposed program will be a two-year, full-time program requiring approximately 60 post bachelor's credits and approximately 1500 clinical hours. It is anticipated that the program will be accredited by the CAATE.

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Graduate Curriculum and Policies

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Signed 05/15/2018 by President Macpherson - Effective 08/20/2018

Proposal number - 16_17-18GC