The B.S./MAT joint program is a 5-year program of study. This joint degree will allow qualifed students the opportunity to obtain a B.S. in Health Science Studies (110 credit hours) and a Master of Athletic Training (52 credit hours) in a minimum of five years of full-time study. All requirements for both the B.S. and MAT must be met and the degrees awarded concurrently.
Undergraduate students in the Health Science Studies (HSS) program can apply for the B.S./MAT joint program at the beginning of the sixth semester. Applicants must be majoring in HSS, have 3.0 or higher GPA in the major, and have completed 89 credit hours prior to applying for the program. The B.S. in HSS degree will be awarded with the MAT upon completion of all degree requirements. Students who decide to withdraw from the joint degree program or who do not maintain a 3.0 will be required to change into another HSS tract and will not be allowed to re-enter the joint degree program at a later time. Pre-AT students who are not admitted to the MAT program will be required to select another major, as the Pre-AT tract does not lead to completion of a degree.
Joint Degree Requirements
A maximum of 15 credits of course work will count toward both degrees. Students enrolled in the joint degree program will receive dual credit from the completion of five graduate classes:
|HP 5301||Introduction to Patient Care||3|
|HP 5302||Evaluation and Diagnosis in Athletic Training I||3.000|
|HP 5303||Therapeutic Interventions I||3|
|HP 5304||Concepts in Injury Management||3|
|HP 5305||Advanced Patient Care||3|
These classes are specifically related to the development of AT skills.