October 23, 2019
The UNE Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program has received official word from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education that it has been given the maximum award of 10 years of continuing accreditation.
The award came after a thorough self-study and site visit last spring.
"This is a testament to the strength of our program, its students, faculty and clinical preceptors," said Wayne R. Lamarre, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, clinical professor and director of the Athletic Training program. "We are incredibly fortunate to have the wealth of resources that UNE and its Westbrook College of Health Professions provide."
UNE’s MSAT program is the only one of its kind offered in Maine and one of only a handful in Northern New England.
UNE offers two paths to a career as an athletic trainer: a five-year master's degree program, offered in a three-years-plus-two-years format, for those students who do not already have a Bachelor of Science degree, and as a stand-alone, two-year program for those who do.
Successful applicants benefit from an innovative curriculum taught in state-of-the art research and instructional facilities on the beautiful coast of Southern Maine.
Most importantly, MSAT students can expect a significant return on their investment. Recent graduates have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification examination and 95% placement in either the athletic training profession or a graduate program of their choice within six months of completing their degree.
UNE’s program will be re-evaluated during the 2028-2029 academic year.