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Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students
the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree,
meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a
combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in exercise science and MAT in athletic training within the accelerated time frame.
Students interested in the combined degree program will follow the undergraduate coursework for exercise science - clinical emphasis with approved substitutions. Undergraduate exercise science majors apply to the athletic training program in the fall of their junior year. Application requirements include:
All undergraduate and graduate students in this program meet on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Students will earn a maximum of 12 graduate credits during their undergraduate program from the courses listed below. Students are encouraged to work with faculty advisors to ensure all requirements are met. Students may dual-count 12 credits from the following courses toward their degrees:
Graduates in the field of athletic training can be found anywhere people are active. This includes professional sports organizations, hospitals, clinics, colleges and universities, military, and the performing arts.
The Athletic Training degree at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Shari Bartz-Smith, Ph.D., Program Director
10807 North Campus Drive