B.S. in Kinesiology / M.S. in Athletic Training
The dual degree program (3+2) allows undergraduate Kinesiology students to enter the Master of Science in Athletic Training program the beginning of their fourth year at Texas A&M University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree in five years.
Students will follow departmental requirements for admission into the professional phase of the BS in Kinesiology. Kinesiology majors who have at least a 3.25 GPA and who will have completed all of their prescribed courses by the spring of their junior year will be eligible to apply for the five-year program.
Applicants to the five-year program will follow the same criteria and submit the same materials (including GRE scores) as other MSAT applicants by the spring deadline of their junior year, and those who meet all minimum requirements, including having earned a B or better in ATTR 201, ATTR 202, ATTR 301, ATTR 302, will receive placement in the MSAT program.
Students not accepted or unable to continue with the 3+2 program may complete the remaining requirements for the BS degree in Kinesiology in a concentration that is most suitable to their needs (e.g., Motor Behavior, Applied Exercise Physiology). These students may apply to the traditional (4+2) graduate degree program.How to apply
For prospective undergraduate students, we will hold Athletic Training information sessions during Aggie Information Day and Aggieland Saturday.
Degree: Bachelor’s in Kinesiology / Master’s in Athletic Training
Emphasis: Athletic Training
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Credit Hours: 156 Hours
Students continuing into the 4th year of the 3+2 program must finish the entire 156 hours to obtain both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Students will be conferred with two degrees once they complete the 5th year of the concurrent program.
Students in the 3+2 program will be required to complete the same two-year, 60 hour curriculum as other students admitted to the MSAT program. Students will take:
- 96 hours of undergraduate courses
- 60 hours of graduate course work (24 hours will be applied to the undergraduate degree)
Students are required to maintain a 3.25 GPA through the first 24 hours of graduate course work at which time the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students continuing in the 3+2 program will change from U4 to G7 status when they complete 96 hours.
This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the dual degree program.
The undergraduate portion of the plan is a suggested plan and should be followed closely.
There may be some modifications in course order that can occur but students should consult with the departmental academic advisor for the dual degree program before changes are made in order to ensure they are meeting all dual degree requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
I still have questions. Who can I contact to help me?
Please feel free to contact our front office at 979-845-4530 for further questions.
I am a transfer student and I want to change my major to an KNSM program. What courses will transfer?
For courses not specified in our transfer requirements per major, refer to our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.
How can these programs help me get into professional school?
Our programs typically have pre-requisites built in, or can be paired with courses offered at Texas A&M. Your advisor will work with you on your academic goals while keeping graduation a top priority. You will be encouraged to get in contact with the Professional School Advising Office; they provide resources and services that can help you get into the professional school of your choice.
What are the typical program costs?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Estimate your attendance cost.
Please note: you must update the program hours.
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.