Suggested Coursework for Combined Degree Program in Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Athletic Training


Undergraduate Coursework

Qualified undergraduates may choose an accelerated Bachelor/Master program and obtain both a B.S. in Exercise Science and a MAT in Athletic Training within an accelerated time frame, usually 5 years upon acceptance into the MAT. Students interested in the Combined Degree Program will follow the undergraduate coursework below in the B.S. Exercises Science - Clinical Emphasis with approved substitutions.  Students will apply to the Master of Athletic Training in the fall of their junior year.

First Year

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

BIO 120

General Biology I

4

BMS 250

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BMS 105

Basic Nurtition

3

CHM 109

Introductory Chemistry

4

MOV 101

Foundations of Physical Education and Sport

3

MTH 110

Algebra

4

PSY 101

Introductory Psychology 

3

WRT 150

Strategies in Writing 

4

Second Year

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

ATH 210

Directed Observation in Athletic Training

1

BMS 251

Anatomy and Physiology II 

4

CHM 230 

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 

4

MOV 217

Modern Principles of Athletic Training 

2

MOV 218

Modern Principles of Athletic Training Lab

1

MOV 300

Kinesiology

3

MOV 304

Intro to Exercise Physiology 

3

MOV 309

Measurement and Evaluation

3

PHY 216

Physics of Sport

4

STA 215

Introductory Applied Statistics

3

Student Choice

General Education Requirement

3

Third Year

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

BMS 212

Intro to Microbiology

3

BMS 223

Infectious Human Diseases

3

BMS 310

Basic Pathophysiology 

3

BMS 355

Anatomy of Joints 

2

EXS 320

Exercise Testing and Prescription 

3

EXS 321

Exercise Testing Lab

1

EXS 420

Laboratory Practicum in Exercise Science

2

MOV 102

First Aid, CPR, AED 

2

MOV 304

Physiology of Activity

3

MOV 310

Motor Skill Development

3

PHY 200

Physics for the Life Sciences 

4

Student Choice

General Education Requirement 

3

Student Choice

General Education Requirement 

3


Combined Year

Students accepted in to the MAT program will be taking undergraduate and graduate courses.  Below is a list of the undergraduate (italic) and graduate (normal text) courses.  Courses that are italic and bold are the dual counted courses, meaning they count as graduate and undergraduate credits.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Major

Class

Credits

ATH 514

Assessment and Evaluation

4

ATH 523

Methods of Evidence Based Practice

2

ATH 525

Athletic Training Clinical I

3

ATH 521

Prehospital Care of the Injured Patient

4

EXS 470

Exercise for Special Populations

3

Winter Semester

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

ATH 506 

Intervention and Referral 

2

ATH 515

Assessment and Evaluation II

4

ATH 522

Athletic Training Clinical II

3

ATH 530

General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training

3

*ATH 575

Therapeutic Interventions

4

* IPE 507

Building relationships Across Interprofessional Domains (BRAID)

2

STA 610

Applied Statistics for Health Professions

3

* Student Choice - MUST be second SWS

SWS General Education Requirement

3

* Courses are recommended to complete in the Spring/Summer Semester.  To obtain the second SWS (supplemental writing skills) course, we recommend BIO 328 - Biomedical Ethics.  


Graduate Coursework

Students accepted into the MAT program will have completed their BS Exercise Science with an emphasis in Clinical Exercise Science and will finish their second year of graduate coursework. 

Fifth Year

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

ATH 607

Pharmacology in Athletic Training

4

ATH 626

Athletic Training Clinical III

4

ATH 628

Athletic Training Clinical IV

4

ATH 675

Therapeutic Interventions II

4

ATH 685

Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training

2

ATH 689

Professional Topics in Athletic Training

3

ATH 693*

Project in Athletic Training

4

*ATH 693 - Project in Athletic Training will be taken twice, once a semester for a total of 4 credits (1-3 credit per semester).


Estimated Program Costs

Students will be responsible for the costs associated with required immunizations (Initial testing for Physical Exam, Blood Titers, and Tuberculosis Testing = $120) (Annual TB Test = $15/test), background checks and drug screenings ($72), BLS face mask ($13), travel to and from clinical sites (varies based on assignment), Grand Valley Athletic Training Polo ($33), student membership to the National Athletic Trainers Association ($35 first year, $75 annual after first year) or a yearly subscription to ATrack ($120 annually), and all textbooks and supplemental materials required for each course.  First year (pre-admittance to program and first semester in program) cost = $273; second year (second and third semester in program) = $90; third year (fourth semester and internship in program) = $90. Total costs equal $453.

Additional tuition will apply to all Athletic Training laboratory courses. Total cost for all courses equals $300.

Total estimated costs (additional tuition and program costs) during the Athletic Training Program enrollment = $753 plus travel and textbook costs.

All costs are estimated and based on lowest available pricing as of September, 2017. 



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