Kinesiology - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Athletic Training

The combination 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 by the end of fall semester of their junior year 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 combination program will follow the same criteria as traditional students with the addition of having earned a B or better in ATTR 201, ATTR 202, ATTR 301, ATTR 302.  They will submit the same materials as other MSAT applicants by the spring deadline of their junior year. Students applying to the MSAT program from the 3+2 option will receive priority review for admission into the MSAT program with the top five applicants from the 3+2 option having a secured seat in the MSAT program. Other 3+2 applicants who meet minimum requirements will have their applications reviewed on a competitive basis. 

Students continuing into the 4th year of the combination program must finish all of the required 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 combination program.

Students in the combination program will be required to complete the same two-year curriculum as other students admitted to the MSAT program.  Students will take undergraduate courses, and graduate course work which 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 combination program will change from U4 to G7 status when they complete 96 hours.

Students not accepted or unable to continue with the combination 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).  Students transitioned to the traditional bachelor’s degree will be welcomed to apply to the MSAT program at the conclusion of their bachelor’s degree.