B.S. in Kinesiology / M.S. in Athletic Training 5 Year Program
The dual degree program (3+2) allows undergraduate Kinesiology students to enter the Master of Science in Athletic Training program the beginning of their fourth year at Texas A&M University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree in five years.
Students will follow departmental requirements for admission into the professional phase of the BS in Kinesiology. Kinesiology majors who have at least a 3.25 GPA and who will have completed all of their prescribed courses by the spring of their junior year will be eligible to apply for the five-year program.
Applicants to the five-year program will submit the same materials (including GRE scores) as other MSAT applicants by the spring deadline of their junior year, and those who meet all minimum requirements, including having earned a B or better in ATTR 201, ATTR 202, ATTR 301, ATTR 302, will receive placement in the MSAT program. The admissions criteria for the five-year program will be the same as for other MSAT students.
Students continuing into the 4th year of the 3+2 program must finish the entire 156 hours to obtain both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Students will be conferred with two degrees once they complete the 5th year of the concurrent program.
Students in the 3+2 program will be required to complete the same two-year, 60 hour curriculum as other students admitted to the MSAT program. Students will take 96 hours of undergraduate courses, and 60 hours of graduate course work, of which 24 hours will be applied to the undergraduate degree. Students are required to maintain a 3.25 GPA through the first 24 hours of graduate course work at which time the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students continuing in the 3+2 program will change from U4 to G7 status when they complete 96 hours.
Students not accepted or unable to continue with the 3+2 program may complete the remaining requirements for the BS degree in Kinesiology in a concentration that is most suitable to their needs (e.g., Motor Behavior, Applied Exercise Physiology). These students may apply to the traditional (4+2) graduate degree program.
This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the dual degree program. The undergraduate portion of the plan is a suggested plan and should be followed closely. There may be some modifications in course order that can occur but students should consult with the departmental academic advisor for the dual degree program before changes are made in order to ensure they are meeting all dual degree requirements.