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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.

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Degree Snapshot
Degrees B.S. in health science 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 Bachelor of Science in Health Science (pre-athletic-training training track) curriculum integrates requirements for your undergraduate degree with those for your graduate degree, shortening the time it takes you to earn a master's degree. This degree option is best for students committed to athletic training or who might be considering other healthcare careers.

After enrolling in the pre-athletic-training major 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.

The pre-athletic-training track for Whitworth's B.S. in health science was specifically designed to prepare you for successful entry into an accredited, graduate-level athletic training program. This track includes all prerequisite courses for a Whitworth master of science in athletic training.

Pre-athletic training students may choose to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (not available in the accelerated format) before beginning their master's degree. This option is ideal for those also interested in coaching and/or teaching professions; please contact the athletic training program director (509.777.3244) for more information.