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Applied Biology and Athletic Training Combined Bachelors and Masters

The combined program in Applied Biology with a concentration in Human Biology and Health Sciences (Bachelor of Science) and Athletic Training (Master of Athletic Training) is designed for students ultimately wishing to enter into the field of athletic training. Students completing the combined program are prepared to become credentialed healthcare professionals who provide injury prevention services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Academic Preparation

As undergraduates, students enroll in the Bachelor of Science program in Applied Biology (concentration in Human Biology and Health Sciences). The Applied Biology major provides an ideal foundation for the MAT curriculum. In fact, the undergraduate degree program includes all prerequisite coursework necessary for admission into the MAT graduate program.

Program Benefits

  • Students can “double count” up to 9 credit hours of graduate level courses toward the 124 credits required for undergraduate degrees, reducing both the cost and the time to complete the program.
  • You will develop ties early on in the program with other athletic training students and professionals, and begin to lay a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the field.
  • Your coursework encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions that gives you the eligibility to sit for the national AT board exam.
  • Students are assigned to a clinical experience rotation each semester after completing the Applied Biology major requirements.

Declaration of Interest

Students may declare their interest in enrolling in a combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they are admitted for an undergraduate degree. We encourage students to formally declare during their first semester at Miami in order to optimize academic advising.

Full Admission

Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and a 3.00 cumulative GPA, students may apply to a combined program by completing the graduate application and submitting required materials.

Student Classification and Graduation

Students in the combined program will remain as undergraduates until they apply for graduation or submit a request to the Graduate School to have their classification changed from undergraduate to graduate. 

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 124 hours to be classified as a graduate student (note: this change in classification will affect eligibility for financial aid). 
  • Students must receive their bachelor's degree prior to completing their master's degree. Upon receiving the bachelor's, students will automatically be classified as graduate students. 
  • Students receiving the bachelor's degree prior to completing the master's degree can count up to 9 hours of graduate coursework toward their bachelor's degree with permission of the appropriate advisor(s) and dean(s) or their designee(s). Those hours can also count toward the completion of their master's degree.
For more information about the combined program and for an advising road map please contact Dr. Eric Brooks, Director of the Athletic Training Program.

Master of Athletic Training Admission Requirements

The Master of Athletic Training program utilizes the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS).  Please visit the Admission page of the MAT program to review specific application requirements.

Department of Biological Sciences

Hamilton Campus, Mosler Hall 560
Middletown Campus, Levey Hall 112