M.S. in 5 (3+2) Option

The College of St. Scholastica offers a 3 + 2 MS in Athletic Training degree option for students entering as first year or transfers. Intended for highly motivated, highly qualified students, this option gives students the opportunity to apply for the master's program their junior year.  If students are admitted, they will begin athletic training coursework during the summer after their junior year and earn a B.A. in Health Sciences upon successful completion of degree requirements. 

After successfully completing their fifth year, the M.S. in Athletic Training degree will be earned.  Students pursuing this option are eligible for the same financial aid opportunities as undergraduate students during their first year of the M.S. program.

There will be five slots in the master's program available to students through the M.S. in 5 option. Students may be admitted out of high school or as a transfer student.  Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credits by the end of the fall semester in which they apply. At the conclusion of the fourth year, students will receive a B.A. in Health Sciences. 

B.A. in Health Sciences, Athletic Training Concentration (For students that started at CSS prior to spring 2013)

BIO 1036 Cell Biology (2)
BIO 2110 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 2120 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
CHEM 1020 Introductory Chemistry for Health Science Majors (4) or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry (4)
EXP 3331 Exercise Physiology (4)
PSC 2001 Physics I (4) or EXP 3322 Biomechanics (4)
PSY 3331 Statistics (4)
PSY 1105 General Psychology (4)

A minimum 6 credits from the following:

ATR 3000 Introduction to Athletic Training (2)
ATR 3001 Service Learning in Athletic Training (2)
BIO 3020 Pathophysiology (4)
EXP 3321 Kinesiology (4)
EXP 3323 Sports Nutrition (4)
HSC 2203 Intro to US Healthcare System (4)
PSC 2002 Physics II (4)
PSY 2208 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
PSY 3341 Introduction to Counseling (2)
PSY 3423 Abnormal Psychology (4)

B.A. in Health Sciences, Athletic Training Concentration (For students starting at CSS spring 2013 and beyond)

ATR 3000 Introduction to Athletic Training (2)
BIO 2110 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 2120 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
CHEM 1040 General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Health Sciences (4) or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry (4)
EXP 3331 Exercise Physiology (4)
PSC 2001 Physics I (4), PSC 2011 General Physics I (4), or EXP 3322 Biomechanics (4)
PSY 3331 Statistics (4)
PSY 1105 General Psychology (4)

Note:  If a student completes both PSC 2001 or 2011 AND EXP 3322 they may use one toward meeting the elective requirement below

A minimum 6 credits from the following:

ATR 3001 Service Learning in Athletic Training (2)
BIO 1036 Cell Biology (2)
BIO 3020 Pathophysiology (4)
EXP 3321 Kinesiology (4)
EXP 3323 Sports Nutrition (4)
HSC 2203 Intro to US Healthcare System (4)
PSC 2002 Physics II (4) or PSC 2012 General Physics II (5)
PSY 2208 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
PSY 3341 Introduction to Counseling (2)
PSY 3423 Abnormal Psychology (4)

 

In addition to the MS in AT application materials required for post-baccalaureate admissions, students must successfully complete the following to merit consideration:

  • 3.0 composite GPA and completion of seven prerequisite courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no grades lower than C (C-/CD not accepted)
  • One additional recommendation forms from CSS faculty verifying suitability for graduate studies.  No score below 3 is permitted.
  • Satisfactory interview with admissions committee
  • Document a minimum 50 hours of exploration with a certified athletic trainer(s).

Students admitted on this basis must be prepared to commit full time to study and clinical experiences.  Students that are not admitted on this basis may apply as a Post-Baccalaureate or Secondary Consideration student.

For more information on this option please contact the department chair, Dr. Hal Strough, in BWC 232 at hstrough@css.edu or (218) 723-6798 or David Bauman in T2140 at dbauman@css.edu or x6179.

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