Major Program Requirements
All students majoring in Exercise Science must complete the core and cognate courses in addition to one area of concentration.
Students must choose one area of concentration:
- Social Work
Students must choose a concentration:
- Clinical Preparation
- Research Preparation
Conversely, while the Traditional Graduate careers (MS in exercise physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics, etc.) are research intensive, they may also require observation and/or internship settings. As such, in addition to the required course of a Pre-Professional-Research Preparation concentration, students may opt to enroll in internship courses to assist in graduate school success.
Additional courses may be required by the graduate school for which the student is applying.
Five Year Combined B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S. in Athletic Training
This degree program combines requirements from the Exercise Science major and the Athletic Training major for the completion of both a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Athletic Training in five years.
"Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. To become certified athletic trainers, students must pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (www.nata.org)."
For students interested in majoring in Athletic Training, years one and two comprise the Candidacy Phase, and then students apply to be retained in the Professional Phase of the degree. By the end of the 5th year of study, students will have earned a B.S. in Exercise Science, an M.S. in Athletic Training, and be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.
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