The 3 + 2 M.S.A.T. degree program allows students to complete a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree in combination with the B.S. in Exercise Science (Health and Wellness Concentration) in only 5 years (3 pre-professional years plus 2 professional years leading to two separate degrees). This enrollment option is designed for the traditional residential college student interested in a liberal arts experience combined with professional education in athletic training.
The B.S. in Exercise Science (Health and Wellness Concentration) will be granted in December of the 4th year of study; however, students will have completed all general education and exercise science major requirements by the end of the 3rd year of study (106 credits). The remaining 20 credits required to earn the B.S. degree will be earned through graduate level courses in athletic training taken in the summer between the 3rd and 4th year and during the fall of the 4th year of study.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training is awarded at the end of the 5th year of study and the completion of 43 additional graduate credits in athletic training. The M.S.A.T. is a year-round, 24 month curriculum that focuses entirely on athletic training professional content and hands-on patient care experiences. The M.S.A.T. requires continuous enrollment and is uniquely designed to teach students how to function in an inter-professional healthcare team that mimics the real dynamic health systems in which they will work. Students will engage in common courses with other graduate students in Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy.
Undergraduate Year One(specific general education sequence may vary based on freshmen year placement)
|Fall - 17 hours||Spring - 17 hours|
|ANA 2070 Human Anatomy|
EXP 1101 President's seminar
ENG 1103 Composition
MTH 1210/1410 Pre-calculus / calculus
(*May be taken during the fall or spring semester)
|PHS 2060 Human Physiology |
FYS 1000 First Year Seminar
HST History Requirement
EXS 2100 Analysis & Critique*
PEC Activity Course
Undergraduate Year Two
|Fall - 17 hours||Spring - 18 hours
|CHM 1010 General Chemistry I|
CHM 1011 General Chemistry I Lab
English Literature Requirement
Foreign Language I
Social Science Requirement I
ATR 1300 Medical Terminology*
(*May be taken during the fall or spring semester)
EPY 2200 Exercise physiology
Foreign Language II
ATR 2100 Responding to Emergencies*
|Summer School - 4 credits
may not need summer school depending on placement tests, AP credits, & GBS selection
|Social Science II||4|
Undergraduate Year Three(*May be taken during the fall or spring semester)
|Fall - 16 hours||Spring - 17 hours|
|PHY 1510 General Physics I|
PHY 1511 General Physics I Lab
NTR 4275 Sport Nutrition
WEL 4400 Health Behavior Change
|EXS 3200 Exercise Testing & Prescription|
BMC 2300 Biomechanics
WEL 4650 Physical Activity Epidemiology
WEL 4600 or 4675
ATR 2200 Clinical Observation in Athletic Training*
MSAT Year One
|Summer – 12 credit hours|
|ATR 4999/5000 Gross Anatomy|
ATR 4901/5101 Foundations of Professional Practice
ATR 4900/5100 Fundamental Skills in Athletic Training
ATR 4902/5102 Managing Medical Emergencies
Summer semester begins in early June and runs through mid-August
|Fall – 15 credit hours|
|ATR 4915/5215 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis I|
ATR 4916/5216 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis II
ATR 4917/5217 Spine, Posture, and Movement Assessment
ATR 4925/5225 Clinical Decision Making I
ATR 4935/5235 Evidence Based Practice I
ATR 4945/5245 Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinical Rotation
|Spring – 13 credit hours|
|ATR 5315 Therapeutic Interventions I|
ATR 5316 Therapeutic Interventions II
ATR 5325 Clinical Decision Making II
ATR 5335 Evidence Based Practice II
ATR 5345 Collegiate Sports Medicine Clinical Rotation I
MSAT Year Two
|Summer – 8 credits|
|ATR 6101 General Medical Conditions (mid-May-mid-June) |
ATR 6102 Pathophysiology (mid-May-mid-June)
ATR 6145 Orthopedic Sports Medicine Clinical Rotation (clinical immersion in month of July)
|Fall – 12 credits|
|ATR 6245 Collegiate Sports Medicine Clinical Rotation II*|
clinical immersion early August through mid-November
ATR 6235 Evidence Based Practice III‡
ATR 6215 Leadership and Management in Athletic Training‡
ATR 6255 Inter-professional Seminar I‡
‡ courses run concurrently with ATR 6245 and meet approximately once every 3 weeks through mid-November and then finish with face-to-face classes through the end of the semester.
ATR 6217 Advanced Neuromuscular Concepts
Offered in a condensed semester mid-November through mid-December
|Spring – 10 credits|
|ATR 6345 Elective Clinical Rotation*|
Clinical immersion early January through April
ATR 6316 Clinical Topics in Sports Medicine¥
ATR 6317 Seminar in Athletic Training¥
ATR 6315 Optimizing Athletic Performance¥
ATR 6355 Inter-professional Seminar II¥
¥courses run concurrently with ATR 6345 but only meet once per week for 15 weeks.
|*May be taken fall or spring semester|
In order to successfully complete the 70 credit Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program students are required to have an overall graduate GPA of 3.0 and earn a minimum of a C in all professional coursework.
Matriculation in to the M.S.A.T. degree requires a secondary admission process. Once admitted to High Point University as an undergraduate, students will declare a major in Exercise Science/Pre-Athletic Training (BS.EXS.ATR). Students will formally apply to the M.S.A.T. degree early in the spring of their third pre-professional year (i.e., junior year). Students on the 3+2 track are given priority admission over students applying to the 2 year M.S.A.T. from outside High Point University. Students who meet the requirements to continue their course of study will progress into the graduate phase of their education. Students who do not progress will continue in a course of study resulting only in a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with the health and wellness concentration. Students who do not continue matriculation into the M.S.A.T. will use their fourth year of study to complete undergraduate elective courses of their choice.
Students will submit their formal application through the Athletic Training Common Application System (AT-CAS) http://atcas.liaisoncas.com before January 15. Applications will be reviewed as received and admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. Admission to the MSAT will be based on the following criteria:
|Human anatomy with lab||General Chemistry I with lab|
|Human physiology with lab||General Physics I with lab|
|*courses may be in-progress at the time of application and admission is contingent upon completion with a preferred C or better|
*courses may be in-progress at the time of application and admission is contingent upon completion with a preferred B or better
Conditional admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis but no later than March 1st of each calendar year. Late applications will be accepted/reviewed if space is available. Full admission will be determined at the end of the spring semester and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites that may still be in-progress.
If I am a Presidential Scholar will I be able to retain my scholarship as a graduate student?
Presidential Scholars are granted 8 semesters of funding toward the baccalaureate degree. Students on the 3+2 track remain classified as undergraduate students through December of the 4th year of study which equates to 8 semesters due to required summer school. Allocation of funds in the first summer semester of the professional phase of the program (4th year of study at HPU) are done so on a prorated basis. Therefore, students with Presidential Scholarships are eligible to retain those funds until the BS in Exercise Science is awarded in December of the 4th year of study.
Are there scholarships available specifically for students enrolled in the MSAT program?
Unfortunately there are no athletic training specific scholarships available at High Point University. However, students are encouraged to join the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in order to become eligible for scholarships through the NATA Research and Education Foundation once they are admitted to the MSAT program.
What is the tuition structure for the 3+2 Master of Science in Athletic Training program?
Students will pay the undergraduate comprehensive tuition/fee structure for the first three years of study. Once admitted to the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program students pay the annual MSAT tuition and fee structure that is billed in 6 blocks (summer I, fall I, spring I, summer II, fall II, spring II). A sample of tuition based on the 2017-18 and 2018-19 tuition rates are included below. Please note that the amounts do not reflect tuition/fee increases that may occur annually or room and dining plans available to undergraduate students.
|Year at HPU||Tuition/Fee Structure|
|Pre-professional year 1||Undergraduate Tuition/Fee Structure|
|Pre-professional year 2||Undergraduate Tuition/Fee Structure|
|Pre-professional year 3||Undergraduate Tuition/Fee Structure|
|Professional year 1||$36,510 combined tuition and fees for the year paid in 3 blocks|
|Fall block = $10,815 tuition plus $1355 comprehensive fees|
|Spring block = $10,815 tuition plus $1355 comprehensive fees|
|Summer block = $10,815 tuition plus $1355 comprehensive fees|
|Professional year 2||$37,602 combined tuition and fees for the year paid in 3 blocks|
|Fall block = $12,534 tuition plus $1395 comprehensive fees|
|Spring block = $12,534 tuition plus $1395 comprehensive fees|
|Summer block = $12,534 tuition plus $1395 comprehensive fees|
|Uniforms for clinical rotations||included|
|CPR/Professional Rescuer recertification||included|
|Cultural Enrichment Events||included|
|Intramurals and Club Sports||included|
|Research Appointments for Library||included|
|Complimentary GPS units||included|
|Complimentary Kindle (Electronic book readers)||included|
|Complimentary TI-89 Calculators||included|
|Library Book Drop-Off||included|
|Restaurant Recommendations and Reservations||included|
|Dry Cleaning Service||included|
|Cultural Enrichment Ticket Distribution||included|
|Daily E-mail and Event Information||included|
|Local information (shopping, attractions)||included|
|Local event information and tickets||included|
Other program expenses
Students are required to undergo annual criminal background checks (approximately $20) and annual drug screening (approximately $50). Students are also responsible for the costs associated with required annual flu shots. Students are also responsible for all costs associated with their personal transportation to clinical rotations. All HPU students are required to have proof of health insurance and responsible for any expenses incurred to meet this requirement.
Students are responsible for all living costs and should be aware that some clinical rotations occur outside of the immediate High Point region (within 2 hours) and therefore the student may choose to seek short-term housing opportunities in other areas.
Many HPU AT students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their graduate education (School Code 002933). Information about these loans is available in the Office of Student Financial Planning. If you have specific questions, please contact your Student Financial Planning Counselor, Cana Gyongyos Hill, by phone at 336-841-9289 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment of all tuition and fees is due at the beginning of each term of enrollment.
For each application cycle prospective candidates must pay the AT-CAS application fee and the program designation fee. These fees and policies regarding payment and refund are set by AT-CAS. Additional information is available on their website.
All applicants accepted into the program will be charged a $200 nonrefundable deposit to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward their first semester tuition upon matriculation.
Calculation of Charges for Withdrawal from High Point University
When a student registers, it is for the full term or semester. Therefore, if the student withdraws from the University during the period, for whatever reason, the comprehensive fees# (includes: tuition and fees, plus any housing and dining they choose) will be prorated for the first five (5) days of the semester. After the first five (5) days of the semester, 100% of the comprehensive fee will be charged and no refund will be issued.
Any refund is contingent on a student officially withdrawing from the university. To officially withdraw from the university, a student must complete a withdrawal form. This form can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Operations located on the first floor of the Norcross Graduate School.
Students wishing to withdraw should also consult with the Office of Student Financial Planning to determine if stipulations associated with financial aid or loans will lead to changes in the financial statement.
The following table indicates the amount a student will be charged upon official withdrawal. It does not indicate how much a student will be refunded. Refunds are dependent on the total amount of out-of-pocket payments received and the amount of financial aid a student is eligible to keep based on the official withdrawal date.
Amount Student Will Be Charged by Day of Official Withdrawal
|Day||Student Will Be Charged|
|Within the first 5 Days of the Semester||50%|
|After the 5th Day of the Semester||100%|