3 + 2 Track Curriculum

The 3 + 2 M.S.A.T. degree program allows students to complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree in combination with the B.S. in Exercise Science in only 5 years (3 pre-professional years plus 2 professional years leading to two separate degrees). This enrollment option is designed for the traditional residential college student interested in a liberal arts experience combined with professional education in athletic training.
The B.S. in Exercise Science will be granted in December of the 4th year of study; however, students will have completed all general education, most exercise science major requirements, and science pre-requisites by the end of the 3rd year of study (100 credits). The remaining 20 credits required to earn the B.S. degree will be earned through graduate level courses in athletic training taken in the summer between the 3rd and 4th year and during the fall of the 4th year of study.

Pre-Professional Phase
Freshman Year
Fall Spring
CMU101 Freshman Survival Skills I 1 CMU102 Freshman Survival Skills II 1
BI101 General Biology 4 BI205 General Physiology 5
AT103 Introduction to Athletic Training 3 EN120 College Composition I & II 3
AT060 Directed Obervation I 0 AT060 Directed Observation II 0
AT212 First Aid/CPR/AED 2 MA103 College Algebra 3
AT213 First Aid/CPR/AED Lab 1 CT101 Communication Skills 3
BI107 Human Anatomy 5 AH215 Medical Terminology 4
16 18
Sophomore Year
Fall Spring
CMU201 Introduction to Leadership 1 PS101 Introduction to American/Nat/St/Loc Gov 3
PE111 Wellness 1 MA105 Elementary Statistics 3
CH111 General Chemistry 4 EX327 Physiology of Exercise 3
AH324 Human Anatomy and Kinesiology 4 AT060 Directed Observation IV 0
PY101 General Psychology 3 PL105* Introduction to Philosophy 3
AT060 Directed Observation III 0 PL306* Ethics and the Professions 3
EX203 Intro to Exercise Science 2 Elective 2
15 17
Junior Year
Fall Spring
PH111 General Physics I 4 PE216 Nutrition and Athletic Performance 3
EN305/6 Expository OR Technical Writing 3 PY223 OR 301 Developmental Psychology OR Ab. Psychology 3
RL122 Religion and the Human Adventure 3 EN222 Introduction to Literature 3
AT060 Directed Observation V 0 EX440 Program Design 3
EX339 Testing and Measurement in PE 3 PE202 Motor Learning and Motor Development 3
EX331 Advanced Exercise Science 3 AT060 Directed Observation VI 0
PY223 OR 301 Developmental Psychology OR Ab. Psychology 3
16 18
Professional Phase
Year 1
AT513** Care and Prevention of Ath. Inj. 3
AT512** Therapeutic Interventions in AT 5
AT511 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice / Clinical Experience 1
Fall Spring
AT522** Upper Extremity Assessment and Rehab 4 AT533 Head/Trunk/Spine Assessment and Rehab II 4
AT523** Lower Extremity Assessment and Rehab 4 AT531 Movement Assessment 3
AT538 Clinical Immersion in AT I 3 AT527 Clinical Experiences in AT I 3
AT521** General Medical Conditions 4 AT534 Emerging Practices 3
16 14
Year 2
AT548 Clinical Immersion in AT 2 3
AT532 Leadership and Organization / Adm. in AT 4
Fall Spring
AT557 Clinical Experiences in AT 2 3 AT568 Clinical Immersion in AT 3 3
AT550 BOC I 1 AT560 BOC II 1
AT551 Pharmacology in AT 3 AT569B Research Methods in AT 2 (AT Capstone) 2
AT556A Research Methods in AT 1 1
8 6

* Options available
** Counts towards Exercise Science degree requirements

  • Free elective credits: none
  • Requirements for Thesis, Internship or other Capstone experience: Three credit hours in AT569 research methods (Capstone Project) will count toward degree. Formal presentation of the project is required. The paper must be approved by the student's advisor and program director before degree is granted.
  • Any unique features such as interdepartmental cooperation: The BS degree utilized will be a Pre-AT option of the existing Exercise Science Degree. Students will complete the general education coursework by the end of the 3rd year spring semester (100 hours). The remaining 24 hours required to complete the BS degree in exercise science will be earned by taking graduate courses in athletic training taken in the summer between the 3rd and 4th year and during the fall of the 4th year of study. CAATE standards require all Athletic Training content courses to be taught at graduate level.
  • Students who don't meet the requirements to enter the MSAT program can finish exercise science degree provided they meet those requirements. Students who don't qualify for entrance into MSAT by deficiency will have the opportunity to satisfy the deficiency and re-apply upon successful completion but will not be allowed to matriculate into MSAT program.
    • If student did not get into MSAT program, would have to complete courses below for exercise science degree.

PE210-Personal and Community Health (2)- Grad class equivalent= AT521-General Medical Conditions (4)
PE323-First Aid, Care & Prevention of Athletic Training Injuries (3) Grad class equivalent= AT513-Care and Prevention of Ath. Inj.(3)
EX3XX-Exercise Prescription (3) Grad class equivalent= AT512-Therapeutic Interventions in AT(5)
EX3XX-Biomechanics (3) Grad class equivalent= AT522-Upper Extremity Assessment and Rehab(4); AT523-Lower Extremity Assessment and Rehab (4)