MS in 5 Option - Athletic Training

MS in 5 Option (AT-MS5)

There will be a maximum of five slots in the program available to students through the MS in 5 option. Students enrolled at CSS may apply for the MS in 5 option during fall of their junior (or equivalent) year. Transfer candidates must complete a minimum of 12 CSS credits prior to application. At the conclusion of the fourth year students will receive a BA in Health Sciences. Requirements for the BA in Health Sciences are as follows:

BA in Health Sciences, Athletic Training Concentration

ATR 3000 Introduction to Athletic Training (2), BIO 2110 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I (4), BIO 2120 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II (4), CHM 1020 Introductory Chemistry for Health Science Majors (4) or CHM 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 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), 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 7 prerequisite courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no grades lower than C (C-/CD not accepted).
  • One additional recommendation 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 as outlined below.