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.
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.
- 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.
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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.