Total Credit Hours
36 credit hours
3 + 2 year program
This program is intended for undergraduate students that are either freshmen or transfer students. Upon the completion of the 5-year program, the student will have a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (BS in EXSS) and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). When applying for admission students select Exercise Science as the program of study and Pre-Athletic Training as their emphasis.
The Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science will be granted after completion of the 4th year. All students will have completed the general education core (GEC 43-44 hours) and the Exercise and Sport Science major requirements by the end of the 3rd year (95 hours – 43 GEC, 7 required statistics and science, 45 required EXSS). Students will apply to the MSAT program through Graduate Admissions the Spring of the 3rd year (deadline April 1st) and graduate program before the Fall of their 4th year. The remaining 28 credit hours required for the Bachelor in EXSS will be earned through the graduate athletic training courses earned during the 4th year (Fall and Spring). The 5th year consists of 33 total credit hours (Summer, Fall, and Spring).
The MSAT is a 2-year consecutive program (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring) that requires continuous enrollment. AT students will engage in a few common courses with other graduate students in Exercise and Sport Science.
2 Year Program
This degree is for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (not in AT) and have completed required prerequisite courses for the MSAT program. This is a 5-semester program (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring) totaling 61 credit hours. The MSAT will prepare students to take the BOC examination and earn credentialing as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
In Person – All classes meet at Cumberland University’s main campus.
Students will be assigned responsibilities based upon their demonstrated knowledge, clinical skills, past responsibilities and experiences, and semester evaluations as determined by the Athletic Training Program faculty. The AT Program is non-discriminatory with clinical rotations with respect to race, color, creed, religion, ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or other unlawful basis. Every attempt will be made to meet the individual needs of each student. Experiences may be varied based on the past responsibilities and experiences, and the future career goals of the specific student.