All students will begin the program during the first summer session of their first year, regardless of the curricular option they choose. Students will complete nine credit hours during their first summer.
Curricular options include:
Professional Track (Traditional Graduate Track)
A student who possesses a baccalaureate degree may apply directly into the professional phase of the program. He/she must meet the Graduate School Admission Criteria and have completed the appropriate prerequisite coursework.
Five and Six Year Options (Undergraduate/Graduate Track)
The Five Year Option is a freshman entry track with three years of study in the pre-professional phase and two years in the professional phase of the program. After the third year, students will earn an undergraduate degree, and after the fifth year, they will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Summer and/or J-term classes are required to complete the bachelor’s degree within three years.
Three year undergraduate degree plans (PDF):
Four year undergraduate degree plan (PDF):
Students in the Six Year Option will complete an undergraduate degree in four years and apply to the graduate program during the fourth year. Students in both of these tracks must complete an undergraduate degree prior to enrolling in the professional phase of the program. Undergraduate options for the primary track include:
- Health and Physical Education (BA) Students must complete the undergraduate degree prior to enrolling in the professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training. A five-year option is not available with this undergraduate degree.