Five Year Bachelor's to Master's Program, Athletic Training

Program Overview

The BS/MS program is designed for incoming freshmen who are interested in an accelerated path towards the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree. In this option, students complete the required coursework to earn a BS in Exercise Science and enter the professional phase of the MSAT program in the summer of their third year. At the conclusion of fall semester of their fourth year, students will receive their BS in Exercise Science, followed by the MSAT degree at the completion of their 5th year. Students must earn the BS in Exercise Science degree at the conclusion of their fourth year, or they will not be able to continue in the MSAT program.

Students who wish to progress into the professional phase of the MSAT program will be required to meet requirements set forth below. Students who successfully meet all of the pre-requisite admissions criteria will be guaranteed admission to the MSAT program. 

All requests for transfer/change of major into the BS/MS program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Athletic Training Program Director. Successful completion of pre-requisite coursework by students not accepted into the BS/MS track as freshman does not guarantee acceptance into the MSAT.

Admissions Requirements: Five-Year Program

  1. Acceptance into Marywood University as a freshman.
  2. A notification of intent to enter into the MSAT must be completed during the fall semester of the student’s third year in the BS/MS program.
  3. Marywood University graduate admissions application submitted no later than March 15th of the student’s third year.
  4. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all pre-requisite coursework listed here:
    1. BIOL 121 & 121L - Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
    2. BIOL 122 & 122L - Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
    3. CHEM 121 & 121L - Principles of Chemistry and Lab
    4. BIOL 110 & 110L -Principles of Biology and Lab
    5. PHYS 303 & 303L - General Physics and Lab
    6. ATES 225 & 225L - Physiology of Exercise and Lab
    7. ATES 221- Kinesiology
    8. ATES 236 -Research Methods in Athletic Training & Exercise Science
    9. ATES 324 - Motor Learning
    10. ATES 360 -Exercise Testing & Prescription and Lab
    11. ND 112 - Nutrition I
    12. ND 213 - Nutrition II
    13. MATH 155 - Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
    14. PSYCH 211 - General Psychology
  5. Overall QPA of 3.00 or better
  6. Personal Statement about why you want to be an athletic trainer
  7. 2 letters of recommendation
    1. 1 must be from a faculty member who can speak on your ability to succeed at graduate work.
  8. 50 hours of clinical observation with a Certified Athletic Trainer (Optional)
  9. Signed Technical Standards Form (available from University Admissions)
  10. Current certification in Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) from the list below:
 Provider Name Course Title
 American Heart Association ACLS
American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider
American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
American Safety & Health institute BLS
Emergency Care & Safety Institute Health Care Provider CPR
National Safety Council BLS for Health Care & Professional Rescuers

 

 


Curriculum: Five-Year Program

Year One

Fall

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 121LAnatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

1

CHEM 121Principles of Chemistry

3

CHEM 121LPrinciples of Chemistry Lab

1

ENGL 160Composition and Rhetoric

3

LANGUAGE Foreign Language I

3

Spring

BIOL 122Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 122LAnatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1

ATES 150Intro to Ex Sci: Career/Content

3

ATES 204Teaching Group Exercise

2

MATH 155Statistics for Behavioral/Social Science

3

RST 112Modern Belief

3

LANGUAGE Foreign Language II

3

Year Two

Fall

BIOL 110Principles of Biology

3

BIOL 110LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory

1

PHYS 303General Physics I

3

PHYS 303LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

ATES 221Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy

3

ATES 201Team Sports

2

ATES 115Basic Aquatics

1

ATES 111RWeight Lifting and Conditioning

1

Spring

ATES 225Physiology of Exercise

3

ATES 225LPhysiology of Exercise Laboratory

1

ATES 324Motor Learning and Movement Education

2

PHIL 113Introduction to Philosophy

3

ENGL 180Introduction to World Literature

3

FA Fine Arts

3

HIST Global History

3

Year Three

Fall

ND 112Nutrition I

3

ATES 380Exercise and Disease Prevention

3

ATES 236Research in Exercise Science

3

RST XXXReligion Elective

3

PSYC 211General Psychology

3

Spring

ATES 340Movement Assessment

3

ATES 360Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

ATES 360LExercise Test & Prescription L

1

ATES 495Senior Seminar in Exercise Science

1

ND 213Nutrition II

3

ENGL XXXEnglish-above-300

3

PHIL XXXPhilosophy Elective

3

Summer

During the Summer Sessions of year three, students take 

ATES 510 Concepts in Athletic Training

ATES 520 Emergency Care in Athletic Training

ATES 560 Clinical Education I

Year Four

ND 331Sports Nutrition in Health Promotion

3

HIST XXXHistory Elective

3

GE XXXGeneral Elective

3

Additional required courses during Fall of Year Four are:

ATES 570 Evaluation and Assessment I

ATES 580 Therapeutic Interventions I

ATES 561 Clinical Education II

BS in Exercise Science awarded at conclusion of Fall in Year Four.

Fall

ATES 570 Evaluation and Assessment I
ATES 580 Therapeutic Interventions I
ATES 561 Clinical Education II
ND 331 Sports Nutrition
HIST History Elective
  General Elective

The B.S. in Exercise Science is awarded at the conclusion of Fall in Year Four.

Spring

ATES 571 Evaluation and Assessment II
ATES 581 Therapeutic Interventions II
ATES 530 Research Experience in Athletic Training
ATES 562 Clinical Education III

Summer

 ATES 572 Evaluation and Assessment III
ATES 570 General Medicine and Pharmacology in AT
ATES 563 Clinical Education IV

Year Five

Fall

ATES 550 Clinical Analysis and Prescription
ATES 585 Organization and Administration in AT
ATES 564 Clinical Education V

Spring

ATES 590 Capstone in Athletic Training
ATES 565 Clinical Education VI

MSAT awarded upon the successful completion of all coursework.