Kinesiology - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science

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 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. The admissions criteria for the five-year program will be the same as for other MSAT students.

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, and 60 hours of graduate course work, of which 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.

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.

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. 

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I 4
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 141Finite Mathematics 3
HIST 105History of the United States 3
KINE 121Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 2
KINE 199Required Physical Activity (Majors Resist Flex) 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II 4
Communication 3
MATH 131Mathematical Concepts—Calculus 3
HIST 106History of the United States 3
KINE 213Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
PHYS 201College Physics 4
CHEM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology 3
Creative arts 3
HLTH 216First Aid 2
ATTR 201Field Experience in Athletic Training I 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
PHYS 202College Physics 4
CHEM 102Fundamentals of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 112Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
Language, philosophy and culture 3
HLTH 231Healthy Lifestyles 3
KINE 199Required Physical Activity (Major Aerobic Movement) 1
ATTR 202Field Experience in Athletic Training II 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 319Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours4
Third Year
BIOL 320Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
POLS 206American National Government 3
HLTH 354Medical Terminology for the Health Professions 3
NUTR 202Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
ATTR 301Field Experience in Athletic Training I 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
KINE 426Exercise Biomechanics 4
KINE 433Physiology of Exercise 3
KINE 482Seminar 1
ATTR 302Field Experience in Athletic Training II 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
ATTR 660Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
ATTR 661Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab 1
ATTR 651Clinical Education I 2
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
ATTR 652Clinical Education II 3
ATTR 662Clinical Examination and Diagnosis-Lower Extremity 3
ATTR 663Clinical Examination and Diagnosis-Lower Extremity Lab 1
ATTR 668Therapeutic Modalities 3
ATTR 669Therapeutic Modalities Lab 1
KINE 601Reading Research Publications in Kinesiology 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
ATTR 653Clinical Education III 3
ATTR 671Organization and Administration in Athletic Training 3
ATTR 664Clinical Examination and Diagnosis-Upper Extremity 3
ATTR 665Clinical Examination and Diagnosis-Upper Extremity Lab 1
KINE 681Seminar 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours11
KINE 628Nutrition in Sport and Exercise 3
KINE 690/HLTH 690Theory of Research in Discipline 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
Fifth Year
ATTR 655Clinical Education V 3
ATTR 666Physical Rehabilitation 3
ATTR 667Physical Rehabilitation Lab 1
ATTR 670General Medical Conditions and Therapeutic Medication 3
ATTR 673Manual Therapy in Athletic Training 2
KINE 685Directed Studies 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
ATTR 656Clinical Education VI 3
ATTR 672Professional Preparation and Issues in Athletic Training 3
KINE 629Physiology of Strength and Conditioning 3
KINE 685Directed Studies 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours10
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 156

Students may elect to take PHYS or CHEM courses during the Summer semester between freshman and sophomore year to reduce the Fall load.