The five-year accelerated program leads to both the B.S. degree in Kinesiology and M.S. degree in Athletic Training. Students who want to complete this program must identify themselves to the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education as undergraduate majors and gain successful entry to the M.S.A.T. program. Admission to the M.S.A.T program will be on a competitive basis, and the likelihood of admission will depend on the number and quality of the applicants to the program.
Eligibility requirements for application to the M.S.A.T. program through the accelerated B.S. in Kinesiology program are:
Undergraduate majoring in kinesiology
Completion of at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate designated course work as approved by adviser
Minimum of 3.00 GPA
Completion of all application requirements, including application to the graduate school, statement of purpose, resume, three letters of recommendation, minimum of 50 observation hours with a BOC certified athletic trainer within the last 10 months prior to application, and transcripts for all college course work. Qualified applicants will undergo a preadmission interview. The GRE is not required for admission.
Students must complete 90 semester hours of undergraduate designated course work as approved by adviser for the accelerated B.S. in Kinesiology to M.S. in Athletic Training degree. Students accepted into the M.S.A.T. degree will matriculate in the M.S.A.T. program in the summer of their final undergraduate year. The graduate-level courses taken in the B.S./M.S. degree are the same as those taken in the stand-alone M.S.A.T. program. Up to 18 semester hours of the M.S.A.T. courses will be counted toward the 120 hours needed for the undergraduate degree. Students must complete all undergraduate requirements and receive their B.S. degree before the beginning of the spring semester of their fourth year. After completing all requirements required in the Graduate Catalog, students will receive their M.S.A.T. degree.
Students must gain successful entry to the M.S.A.T. program as well as all general education requirements by the end of their third year and have earned at least 102 semester hours. Beginning with the summer semester between their third and fourth year, students will start taking classes in the M.S.A.T. program as well as completing final university requirements. Successful completion of summer and fall courses will count toward the final 18 hours of the undergraduate degree.
Failure to meet requirements of the accelerated sequence may lead to a B.S. degree only, but only after all the requirements for that degree have been met.