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Exercise Physiology Pre-Athletic Training Concentration

The exercise physiology program at Ohio University prepares students for careers in health and fitness, clinical diagnostics, rehabilitation, and performance settings. This program also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in exercise physiology and other health-related disciplines such as athletic training.

The Pre-Athletic Training Concentration (BS8178) provides students with an appropriate path in preparation for athletic training post-graduate school.

This concentration will add distinction to the students who graduate with an exercise physiology undergraduate degree and provides the additional courses needed to apply to athletic training graduate programs.

Featured Courses in the Pre-Athletic Training Concentration

The concentration requires four additional courses for a total of 10 additional credit hours in addition to the B.S. in Exercise Physiology.

  • AT 1001 - Introduction to Sports Medicine Credit Hours: 3
  • AT 3001 - Clinical Skills in Sports Medicine Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 2300 - Medical Terminology Credit Hours: 3

Completion of the concentration is manageable with students enrolled in 13-17 credit hours over eight semesters. Students interested in applying to a particular athletic training graduate program should consult that program’s catalog or website for exact prerequisites and work with an academic advisor.

See degree requirements for the Exercise Physiology degree and the Pre-Athletic Training Concentration in the official Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate Athletic Training Pathways

Ohio University's graduate program in athletic training recommend that students complete a bachelor's in Exercise Physiology with a pre-athletic training concentration and then apply to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.

Students interested in pursuing a MSAT are encouraged to register for the pre-AT learning community when signing up for learning communities. This provides you with an opportunity to interact with athletic training faculty and learn about pursuing athletic training at the master's level while also developing skills on how to be successful in college.

Pre-Professional Athletic Training

OHIO's Early Assurance Program for High School Seniors

Outstanding high school seniors are invited to apply for Ohio University’s Early Assurance Program (EAP) for the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT).

Athletic Training EAP students apply for admission to the PMSAT program while they are still in high school, and a slot in the master’s program is reserved for them as long as they maintain program requirements during their undergraduate time at OHIO.

Athletic Training Early Assurance Program

Master of Science in Athletic Training

OHIO's Master of Science in Athletic Training Program provides students the ability to combine knowledge and skills learned in the classroom with the experiences gained at a variety of clinical sites.

M.S. in Athletic Training

Doctor of Athletic Training

Ohio University’s 100% online Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) program was designed with affordability and various lifestyles in mind. The program consists of a minimum of 42 credit hours beyond the master’s degree.

Doctor of Athletic Training