Kinesiology and Athletic Training Combined Bachelors and Masters

Program Description

The combined program in Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science) and Athletic Training (Master of Athletic Training) is designed for students ultimately wishing to enter into the field of athletic training. Students completing the combined program are prepared to become credentialed healthcare professionals who provide injury prevention services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

For more information about the combined program and for an advising road map please contact Dr. Eric Brooks, Director of the Athletic Training Program.

Academic Preparation

As undergraduates, students enroll in the Bachelor of Science program in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology major provides an ideal foundation for the MAT curriculum. The undergraduate program also includes the pre-requisite coursework necessary for admission into the MAT program. As structured, students complete the majority of the BS in Kinesiology during the first three years at Miami.

During the fourth year, students transition into the MAT curriculum.  Here, coursework encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions. in addition, students are assigned to a clinical experience rotation each semester during years four and five. After five years, students earn both the BS in Kinesiology and the Master of Athletic Training degrees.  The MAT degree grants students the eligibility to sit for the national AT board exam.

Declaration of Interest

Students may declare their interest in enrolling in a combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they are admitted for an undergraduate degree. We encourage students to formally declare during their first semester at Miami in order to optimize academic advising.

Full Admission

Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and a 3.00 cumulative GPA, students may apply to a combined program by completing the Graduate School application and submitting required materials.

Applications Procedures

Please visit the Admission page of the MAT program to review specific application requirements.

Student Classification and Graduation

Students in a combined program will remain as undergraduates until they apply for graduation or submit a request to the Graduate School to have their classification changed from undergraduate to graduate. Students must have completed a minimum of 124 hours to be classified as a graduate student (note: this change in classification will affect eligibility for financial aid). Students may receive their bachelor's degree prior to completing their master's degree. Upon receiving the bachelor's, students will automatically be classified as graduate students. Students receiving the bachelor's degree prior to completing the master's degree can count up to nine hours of graduate course work toward their bachelor's degree with permission of the appropriate advisor(s) and dean(s) or their designee(s). Those hours can also count toward the completion of their master's degree.