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BS-MSAT: Drexel-Thomas Jefferson University Athletic Training BS-MSAT 4+2 Option


Drexel’s undergraduate Health Sciences Department and Thomas Jefferson University Athletic training Program have partnered to offer a BS/MS sequential 4 + 2 BS-MSAT option to students enrolled in the Health Sciences program.

This partnership between Thomas Jefferson and Drexel creates a clear and seamless pathway for qualified Drexel students to transfer to the Thomas Jefferson University Master Of Science in Athletic Training program after completing their BS degree at Drexel.

Thomas Jefferson University does not set an annual ceiling limit on accepted students who successfully meet all criteria for Admission into the BS-MSAT 4 + 2 Program.

In the BS/MSAT Option, students first complete a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Sciences at Drexel University, then enroll into the 2-year Master of Science Athletic Training program at TJU. Upon completion of Thomas Jefferson University Master in Athletic Training program, students will sit for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a professional Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

    You'll benefit from:

    • A clear pathway to complete your Masters in Athletic Training ( MSAT) degree
    • Advising and application assistance throughout the transfer process
    • Campus visit opportunities


    Beginning Fall 2020, the Thomas Jefferson University Masters in Athletic Training program will reserve seats in the Athletic training program for eligible Drexel Health Sciences students.

    To be considered for the BS/MSAT 4 + 2 Athletic Training Program, Drexel Health Sciences students must meet the following criteria:

    • Complete Drexel’s BS in Health Sciences
    • Completion of application via the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS)
      • To receive preferred admission, students must compete their application no later then November 1st of the Senior Year.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all prerequisite courses taken.
    • Completion of the required 12 prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better
    • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
    • Personal essay as stated in ATCAS
    • 50 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a licensed rehabilitation professional (preferably a certified athletic trainer). Applicants have until the start of the program to complete all 50 hours, not all need to be completed at time of application submission
    • Thomas Jefferson University does not set an annual ceiling limit on accepted students who successfully meet all criteria for Admission into the 4 + 2 Program


    MSA: The Health Sciences Program is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

    The Thomas Jefferson MSAT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

    Program Level Outcomes

    At Drexel University we believe that a well-formulated set of Program Level Outcomes [PLO] that support and are consistent with the institutional mission and goals are the building blocks of an effective assessment program.

    Click here to view the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Health Sciences Program Level Outcomes.

    To review Thomas Jefferson MSAT Mission, Goals & Outcomes MSAT program level outcomes please click here.