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Bachelor's + Master's in Athletic Training

Bachelor's + Master's in Athletic Training

Whitworth's athletic training program enables you to save time and money while you complete the curriculum for your bachelor's and master's degrees in an intensive, accelerated full-time format. New students can complete the requirements for both a bachelor's degree (three-year pre-athletic-training phase) and a master's degree (two-year professional phase) in five years.

If you've already completed some college credits, you can transfer into the program to complete your bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as three years.

Program Snapshot: Athletic Training Dual-Degree
Degrees B.S. in health science or B.A. in kinesiology
and
M.S. in athletic training
Program Format Face-to-face with clinical rotations
Undergraduate Admissions Deadline March 1
Completion Time New Students: Five years
Transfer Students: As little as three years

How it Works

The pre-athletic-training curriculum integrates requirements for your undergraduate degree (typically Whitworth's B.S. in health science or B.A. in kinesiology) with those for your graduate degree, shortening the time it takes you to earn a master's degree.

After enrolling in one of the pre-athletic-training majors at Whitworth, you'll complete the majority of your undergraduate major requirements during the pre-professional phase of your program. Then you will begin taking the two years (professional phase) of the master's-level coursework leading to your MSAT.

Pre-athletic-training tracks for Whitworth's B.S. in health science and B.A. in kinesiology were specifically designed to prepare you for a successful entry into an accredited, graduate-level athletic training program. Both tracks include all prerequisite courses for a Whitworth master of science in athletic training.

  • Admission Requirements

    Application Deadline

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Early Action: Nov. 30

    Regular Decision: March 1

    Apply Now

    If you're seeking a dual degree (a five-year bachelor's and master's degree combined) as a high school graduate or a transfer student, you'll need to declare one of the pre-athletic-training undergraduate majors listed below.

    You can begin your online application here.

    Transfer students should contact the program director for a transcript evaluation and to develop an individualized plan. Call 509.777.3244, or email Cynthia Wright at cwright@whitworth.edu.

    Graduate Admissions

    Please apply by Feb. 1, 2018*, for early consideration.

    * Admissions for the professional phase of the MSAT program will begin in 2017-18; classes will begin in summer 2018. Cohorts will begin each summer semester following.

    Completion of the pre-athletic-training track does not guarantee entry into the master's program. Prior to entering the master's program, students must gain acceptance through a secondary admission process. Specific requirements for admissions into the MSAT program are available on the program page.

  • Curriculum for a B.S. in Health Science, Pre-A.T. Track

    Course No. Course Title Credits
    BI 140 General Biology I: Genes, Cells & Evolution 4
    CH 161 or CH 101 General Chemistry I or Intro to Chemistry 3
    CH 161L or CH 101L General Chemistry I Lab or Intro to Chemistry Lab 1
    HS 179 Foundations of Health Sciences 3
    HS 220 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
    HS 221 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
    HS 320 Structural & Mechanical Kinesiology 4
    HS 326 Exercise Physiology 3
    HS 326L Exercise Physiology lab 1
    HS 361 Community Health 3
    HS 363 Personal Health and Nutrition 3
    HS 365W Evidence-Based Health Science 3
    HS 433 Principals of Conditioning & Nutrition 3
    AT 170 Advanced First Aid & CPR 1
    AT 271 Introduction to Athletic Training 2
    AT 390 Internship In Athletic Training 1
    PY 101 Intro to Psychology 3
    MA 256 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
    Major Electives* 12

    Total Credits: 61

    *Select courses from the MSAT program fulfill major elective requirements.

    Please see the course catalog for course descriptions.

  • Curriculum for a B.A. in Kinesiology, Pre-A.T. Track

    Course # Course Title Credits
    HS 220 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
    HS 221 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
    HS 320 Structural & Mechanical Kinesiology 4
    HS 326 Exercise Physiology 3
    HS 326L Exercise Physiology lab 1
    HS 361 Community Health 3
    HS 363 Personal Health & Nutrition 3
    HS 433 Principles of Conditioning & Nutrition 3
    KIN 330 Adaptive PE & Recreation 2
    KIN 351 Curriculum & Methods: Secondary Health, Fitness & PE 2
    KIN 400 Tests and Measurements 2
    KIN 420 Administrative & Legal Aspects of Health, Fitness & PE 2
    KIN 465 Motor Development, Control & Learning 2
    KIN 390/490 Internship (can be substituted for AT 571) 2
    KIN 322W Philosophical & Psychological Aspects Of Coaching 3
    AT 170 Advanced First Aid & CPR 1
    AT 271 Introduction to Athletic Training 2
    AT 390 Internship in Athletic Training 1
    PY 101 Intro to Psychology 3
    MA 256 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
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