Accelerated Bachelor's to MAT Program Policies

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science to Master’s of Athletic Training program plan must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

                - 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

                - 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least two letters of recommendation. One must be from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program. The other must be from a certified athletic trainer;

5.      A statement of purpose describing your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an athletic trainer within the allied healthcare setting and within the directions and trends of the profession;

6.      Completion of the AT technical standards;

7.      Evidence of 40 hours of observation under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Accelerated BS to MAT Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated BS to MAT should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MAT program.  The MAT Program is a Plan II master’s program requiring completion of a capstone course AT 6510. 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

            AT 6000 Clinical Anatomy

            AT 6010 Emergency Management in AT

            AT 6020 Evaluation & Application of Healthcare Research (previously AT 6120)

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the Athletic Training master’s program:

            Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status

            AT 6100 – Evaluation & Treatment I

            AT 6110 – Clinical Experience I

            AT 6200 – Evaluation & Treatment II

            AT 6210 – Clinical Experience II

            AT 6220 – Pathophysiology

            AT 6230 – Issues & Conditions of Disease

            AT 6310 – Clinical Experience III

            AT 6300 – Evaluation & Treatment III

            AT 6320 – Administration & Management in AT

            AT 6400 – Evaluation & Treatment IV

            AT 6410 – Clinical Experience IV

            AT 6420 – Global Healthcare Dynamics

            AT 6430 – Athletic Training in a Multicultural Environment

Capstone Experience:

Plan II:

AT 6510 – Culminating Experience in AT

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).