Athletic Training Accelerated Graduate Pathway

Program Type
Accelerated Graduate Pathway
Leads to Master of Science (MS)
Mode of Study
Pathway: Varies by major

Pathway Highlights

  • Complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years — rather than the usual six.
  • Take advantage of a time-saving & cost-saving pathway for highly motivated undergraduate students looking ahead to graduate school.
  • Save up to 30 credits worth of undergraduate fees, tuition, and expenses.
  • Declare a major in Health Sciences to be eligible for this pathway.
  • Begin your athletic training career sooner with both your BS and your MS degrees in hand.
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How the pathway works

During your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll begin taking graduate-level Athletic Training courses — if you meet progress standards and graduate program admission requirements. The graduate-level courses will satisfy credit requirements for both your undergraduate Health Sciences major and the first year of the master’s program.

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Major in Health Sciences

To enroll in the Athletic Training MS Accelerated Graduate Pathway, you must declare a major in Health Sciences.

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Program requirements

You will need to complete required undergraduate course work and prerequisite courses for the Athletic Training graduate program by the end of your third year of undergraduate study.

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Admission to Athletic Training master’s program

During your undergraduate studies, you will be required to submit the graduate program application along with all required admission materials. Your Academic Advisor will provide guidance on submitting your application.

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About our Athletic Training master’s program

Our graduate program prepares you for a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in a growing health care field.

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Frequently asked questions

Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.

Next steps

Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.

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Please note: Current USM students should contact your Academic Advisor to learn more about how the pathway can work with your current academic progress.