Advising for 3/2 Program in Kinesiology & Athletic Training

The College of Health Professions offers entry level graduate clinical education in Athletic Training (AT) that articulates with Kinesiology. It consists of three years of study in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and two years of study in the clinical program. This 3/2 pathway is available only to students accepted to the highly selective AT program.  To utilize this route, all A&S core requirements (except capstone), all AT prerequisites, specified Kinesiology classes, and a minimum of 93 total credits shall be completed by the end of the 3rd academic year. During the junior fall, students may apply to begin AT clinical studies for the 4th academic year.

Admission Requirements: 

  • Recommend that the last 45 credits GPA is 2.75 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation o One from an athletic trainer is preferred
    • A second recommender who knows you well (athletic trainer, employer, professor, etc.) 
  • Recommended a minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteering and/or observation with an ATC or other health care professional

Prerequisite coursework:  The following prerequisite courses or their equivalent must be completed prior to admission to the professional program.  (Students may be enrolled in prerequisite courses at the time of application) 

  • Complete series in anatomy and physiology (with any associated lab experiences).  These courses may be completed either as a combined series, or as separate courses. (HBIO 230/230L & 231/231L) 
  • Anatomical Kinesiology/Biomechanics (KINES 320) 
  • Exercise Physiology (KINES 325) 
  • General Psychology (PSYC 150 or KINES 340) 
  • Basic Nutrition (KINES 215) 
  • Statistics (MATH 207, PSY 352, or SOC 301) 
  • Physics (PHY 202/202L or 204/204L) 
  • Chemistry (CHEM 220/220L) 
  • Biology (BIOL 200/200L or BIOL 201/201L) 

Other preferred courses include: 

  • Motor Control (KINES 330) 
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KINES 171) 
  • Medical Terminology (HBIO 303) 
  • Health and Wellness 

Requirements: If accepted, specific coursework successfully completed according to AT program standards during the first clinical year will satisfy the remaining requirements for the Kinesiology degree. These students must deliver a formal public presentation of their first-year clinical internship experiences to complete the A&S Capstone requirement. If a student is not accepted into the AT program, s/he will have the opportunity to complete the Kinesiology during the traditional timeframe with few complications. 

The Athletic Training program will begin requiring CHEM 200, General Chemistry and PHY 202 Introductory Physics I for students applying for 2020. To complete a Kinesiology degree within the 3:2 AT Track, students must complete all of the major requirements with the following substitutions in year 4 of the program.

AT Coursework to Fulfill Kinesiology degree within 3:2 AT Program
KINES 300 is replaced with AT 505 - Anatomy Review 2 credits
KINES 400 is replaced with AT 560 - Intro to Evidence-Based Practice 2 credits
KINES 499 is replaced with AT 550 - Research Methods and Statistics 2 credits

Rev 2021