The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Hal Strough, Ph.D., ATR, ATC
Burns Wellness Center, Room 232
Athletic Training (M.S. in 5 option)
- Students enter the program from a variety of undergraduate majors, including: Accounting, Biology, Biochemistry, Education, Exercise Physiology, Finance, Health Information Management, Health Science, Management, Natural Sciences, Nursing and Psychology.
- Features outstanding faculty who are well-respected in this field.
- Fully accredited by CAATE, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
- Prepares students to sit for the BOC Inc. Athletic Training examination.
- Students learn to carry out Benedictine values as they recognize, try to prevent, and manage sports injuries, and work to rehabilitate the people afflicted by them. Clinical experiences include access to a cadaver lab and unique state-of-the art learning in kinesiotaping training and manual therapy techniques.
- Unrivaled facilities and technologies such as Kin Com Isokinetic Testing; Dartfish Video Analysis Software; Biodex Balance and Unweighing Systems; Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Muscle Stimulation; Ultrasound and Laser/Light Therapy; and Powerplate Airdaptive 5 Vibration Therapy.
Students may choose from two admission options:
- During the junior year, undergraduates can apply for the “M.S in Five” program to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years, an attractive option for those who are certain they want to become athletic trainers.
- Apply for standard admission to the program while completing a bachelor’s degree or following completion of that degree.
For guidance on securing internships, contact the department chair. St. Scholastica students have interned at a variety of sites, including ESPN Wide World of Sports, Minnesota Twins minor league complex, J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps, Minnesota Golden Gophers football, Fairview Hospital, collegiate athletic programs and fitness centers.
The job outlook for Athletic Training graduates is very positive. Upon graduating, students have secured positions within healthcare facilities, university settings, and fitness and rehabilitation centers.
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"The Athletic Training degree I received from CSS prepared me for a great career. I began working at the NCAA Division II level and now I’m in Division I. I recently had an opportunity to help at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., with Paralympic throwers. Helping with this elite camp was an inspirational experience. I was excited to assist in any way and got to know the athletes on a more personal level. One of the athletes not only let me hold her bronze medal from London, but insisted I wear it."
–Callie Bartel, ’11