The 2015-2016 academic year is the last year students may pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, students will begin the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. This new program will be organized in a 3 + 2 structure. This means that during the student’s first three years here, he/she would be taking the required MU core courses in addition to the those courses that are required to apply to the ATP including: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Personal Health/ Wellness, Medical Terminology, Statistics, First Aid & CPR, and Introduction to Athletic Training. During these first three years, students could also elect to take pre-requisite courses that are needed to apply to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, or Medical School. At the end of this three year period and assuming that all the ATP admission requirements have been met, Athletic Training majors would then apply to the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Once admitted, students will have two additional years to complete all the ATP class and clinical requirements and would graduate with the Master’s degree. So, in a 5-year period, students could finish the ATP with a Master’s degree. Students presently enrolled at Marshall and having completed the ATP application requirements by the spring 2016 semester would apply to this new program at this time and be able to graduate with the Master’s degree in May 2018 assuming that all class and clinical requirements have been appropriately met.
Thank you for your interest in the Athletic Training Program at Marshall University. We look forward to receiving your application to the professional master of science in athletic training program during the upcoming academic year and answering any questions you may have.