Students in the combined BS in Exercise Science/MS in Athletic Training develop a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise assessment and prescription, and nutrition through rigorous coursework. The science-based curriculum prepares graduates to work with individuals across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyle changes through basic interventions and referrals. Graduates are well prepared and encouraged to take a national certification exam, such as the Board of Certification (BOC)* to become a Certified Athletic Trainer, the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) or the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with faculty on ongoing research projects. The Exercise Science BS/Athletic Training MS provides students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. Student are well prepared to work as an athletic trainer in various settings, such as high schools, colleges, industry, and professional sports.
*Once the program is accredited