Master of Science in Athletic Training / Doctorate of Physical Therapy

The MSAT/DPT dual degree pathway is a unique pathway for select students. Normally, obtaining both degrees would take a total of 5 years, but with the dual degree, the program can be completed in 4 (47 months), graduating with an MSAT and DPT degree, as well as completion of requirements to sit for the national board examinations for both professions. Both the MSAT and DPT programs are accredited by the respective governing bodies. This pathway has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to both programs (MSAT and DPT) separately. The applicant will use the normal application (PTCAS for the DPT; ATCAS for the MSAT program). Application for the DPT Program is due October 1 and the application for the MSAT Program is due November 15. In addition, a letter must be submitted to both programs declaring interest in the dual degree pathway by November 15th

Once an applicant has applied and is accepted for both programs, the DPT entrance will be deferred 1 year; the first year of the program will be entirely MSAT content.

Deposits for BOTH programs would need to be made by the deadline for each program.

Awarding of Degrees

Both degrees will be awarded at the end of the entire program (47 months). The candidate may be eligible to sit for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination during the last academic semester of the entire program and for the National Physical Therapy Examination during the final clinical semester.

Course Sequence

The MSAT sequence will consist of the first summer session and two semesters. The DPT sequence follows for six semesters plus two summer sessions.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
- - AT 66003
  AT 6600L1
  AT 66022
  AT 66043
  AT 66122
 0 0 11
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AT 6602L1AT 66085OPEN (internship opportunity) 
AT 66065AT 66143 
AT 66105AT 66453 
AT 66614AT 66623 
 HPSS 55143 
 15 17 0
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PTOT 55014PTOT 55025PTOT 55143
PTOT 55122PTOT 66063PTOT 55991
BIOL 55745PTOT 66181PTOT 66081
BIOL 55865PTOT 66203PTOT 66223
PTOT 66142PTOT 66213PTOT 66233
 18 15 11
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PTOT 66081PTOT 66081PTOT 66325
PTOT 66151PTOT 66152 
PTOT 66243PTOT 66191 
PTOT 66262PTOT 66252 
PTOT 66315PTOT 66282 
PTOT 66423PTOT 66463 
 PTOT 66481-2 
 PTOT 77153 
 15 15-16 5
Fifth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
PTOT 66081PTOT 77335 
PTOT 66152PTOT 77345 
PTOT 66171  
PTOT 66191  
PTOT 66481-2  
PTOT 66501  
PTOT 77131  
PTOT 77254  
PTOT 77273  
PTOT 77283  
 18-19 10
Total Credits: 150-152