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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science/Athletic Training, BS

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The College of Health Professions offers entry-level graduate clinical education in Athletic Training (AT) that coordinates with Exercise Science. 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 options within the Motor Behavior emphasis and available only to students accepted to the highly selective AT program. Students complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science 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 the 3/2 route, students must complete the following by the end of the 3rd academic year:

  • Forest Grove Undergraduate Core coursework requirements (with the exception of Capstone)
  • Athletic Training prerequisites (see MSAT Admission Requirements)
  • Exercise Science classes (see below)
  • A minimum of 93 total credits

During the fall of the junior year, students may apply to begin clinical studies in the AT program for the 4th academic year. If accepted to the 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 Exercise Science with a Motor Behavior emphasis. These students also are required to deliver a formal public presentation overview of their first year clinical internship experiences to complete the undergraduate capstone requirement. The undergraduate diploma will be conferred after successful completion of the first two semesters of AT coursework. If a student is not accepted into the AT program, s/he will have the opportunity to complete the Motor Behavior emphasis during the traditional time-frame with little to no complications.

Major Requirements

The Exercise Science Core

Complete all Exercise Science core requirements, with the exception of the following stubstitutions from the first year of the AT program:

Complete the Following

With one substitution allowed:

The following are recommended as preparation (but not required):

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