The College of Health Professions offers entry-level graduate clinical education in Athletic Training (AT) that coordinates with Kinesiology. It consists of three years of fairly typical work in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and two years of work in the clinical program. This 3/2 pathway is built upon degree requirements within the Kinesiology major and available only to students accepted to the highly selective AT program. Students complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) in 5 years, rather than in 6 as would be the case if they took these two programs separately.
To utilize this route, all CAS core coursework requirements (with the exception of Capstone), all Athletic Training prerequisites, specified Kinesiology classes, and a minimum of 93 total credits shall be completed by the end of the 3rd academic year. During the fall of the junior year, students may apply to begin clinical studies in the AT program for the 4thacademic year. If a student is accepted to the graduate AT program, specific coursework successfully completed according to Athletic Training program standards during the first clinical year will satisfy the remaining requirements for the BS in Kinesiology. A required professional meeting presentation will occur in AT 550 to serve as completion of the senior capstone, and the undergraduate diploma will be conferred at the traditional May commencement ceremony of the student’s 4th year. If a student is not accepted into the AT program, they will have the opportunity to complete the Kinesiology major during the traditional time-frame with little to no complications.
Complete the Kinesiology major, with the following substitutions (in year 4):
KINES 300 is replaced with AT 505 – Anatomy Review 2 credits
KINES 400 is replaced with AT 560 – Intro to Evidence-Based Practice 2 credits
KINES 499 is replaced with AT 550 – Research Methods and Statistics 2 credits
3+2 (year) program
Program Learning Outcomes
A student completing a major in kinesiology shall demonstrate the ability to:
- Correctly apply fundamental human movement principles, from both natural and social science perspectives, to a variety of contexts and populations;
- Demonstrate an applied understanding of the form and function of the human body;
- Critically evaluate human movement research in order to design and implement activities to confirm/generate disciplinary knowledge;
- Use qualitative and quantitative reasoning and evidence, synthesizing information from a variety of origins to methodically and systematically solve problems and develop interventions in the human movement domain;
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with lay and professional audiences;
- Demonstrate appropriate levels of independence and judgement necessary for successful employment or further schooling.