Academic Catalog

Athletic Training - B.S./M.S.

Ithaca College offers an accelerated, combined B.S./M.S. dual degree curriculum in a 5-year program that results in students earning both the B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training and the M.S. in Athletic Training. Students intending to become certified athletic trainers (ATC) via the Ithaca College professional program in athletic training will enter Ithaca College as Dual Degree majors in the B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/M.S. in Athletic Training program as the sole entry point into the five-year professional program. Graduates of the dual degree program will be eligible to take the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer examination as required by New York State and to apply for professional licensure/certification.

The following degrees are combined to comprise this dual degree program.

B.S., Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training (Undergraduate)

Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training majors must successfully complete all required courses, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and meet all professional program expectations (see Special Academic Status Policy) in order to matriculate into the professional phase of the dual degree and to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the expectations for admission to the professional phase of the dual degree program will be advised into other majors.

The fourth year of study will include the final year of undergraduate coursework and the first year of the professional/graduate-level coursework phase of the program. The B.S. portion of the program is completed after four years of study in the five-year combined B.S. Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/ M.S. Athletic Training program and does not provide eligibility for licensure/certification as an athletic trainer.

M.S., Athletic Training (Graduate/Professional)

During the fourth year of the dual degree program, students enter the professional phase of study and will continue into a final full graduate year of study, year 5, consisting of summer, fall and spring semesters including a 4-week full time clinical immersion experience (spring), and an intensive clinical research component. Students completing the full dual degree program will receive a B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training, an M.S. in Athletic Training, and will be eligible to take the national certification examination from the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer.

Degree Requirements

ATEG 50100Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Science in Athletic Training 3
ATEG 50200Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training4
ATEG 50300Clinical Pathoanatomy3
ATEG 50400Professional Practice in Athletic Training2
ATEG 50500Practicum in Athletic Training I3
ATEG 50600Assessment of Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries4
ATEG 50700Clinical Principles of Medical Science4
ATEG 50800Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I4
ATEG 51000Practicum in Athletic Training II 3
ATEG 51100Clinical Research in Athletic Training I2
ATEG 51500Clinical Capabilities in Athletic Training2
ESSG 52100Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology3
ATEG 60400Foundations of Health Care Delivery and Administration 3
ATEG 60500Practicum in Athletic Training III3
ATEG 60700Medical and Health Aspects of Athletic Training Practice2
ATEG 60800Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training II4
ATEG 61000Practicum in Athletic Training IV5
ATEG 61100Clinical Research in Athletic Training II 2
ATEG 61200Clinical Research in Athletic Training III2
ATEG 61500Advanced Clinical Capabilities in Athletic Training2
Total Credits60

Courses within the B.S. Exercise Pre-Athletic Training phase of the B.S./M.S. Program