Accelerated B.S. Sport and Exercise Science

Accelerated BS to MS Program

Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum.  These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives.  For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements). 

Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).

Description of the Program

The Exercise Science BS - Athletic Training MS 3+2 provides students the opportunity to complete their BS and MSAT in 5, rather than 6 year.

Admissions Requirements

Students will declare their interest in the 3+2 program during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Applications to the MSAT program will take place in fall of the junior year. Students will follow the same application process as those who are applying for the stand-alone MSAT program.

Graduation Requirement 

In order to graduate from the Sport and Exercise Science major, the candidate must achieve the following in addition to completing the course requirements: 

  1. Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in professional courses.
  2. Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.00 in the major
  4. Completion of candidate portfolio, with review by advisor. 
  5. Exit interview with advisor.
  6.  Current Red Cross First Aid and CPR Card
 

General Education

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3- MATH 1153 or MATH 1153P3
Objective 46
Objective 5- CHEM 1111/ CHEM 1111L and PHYS 1111/ PHYS 11137
Objective 6- PSYC 11016
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CORE (12 credits)
HPSS 2222First Aid CPR and Sport Safety3
HPSS 2223Foundations of Physical Education and Sport3
HPSS 2243Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity3
(Note: HPSS 2243 is satisfied by BIOL 3301,3302, and Labs.)
HPSS 4454Senior Capstone3
SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
Objective #1: To develop foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (33 credits)
Biological Cognate (11 credits)
Select one of the following anatomy and physiology sequences:8
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
and
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
OR
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
and
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
Foundations in Neuroscience
Chemistry Cognate (9 credit)
CHEM 1111
1111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
5
CHEM 1112
1112L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
4
Physics Cognate (4 credits)
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
4
Math Cognate (6 credits)
MATH 1143College Algebra (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
(MATH 1147 College Algebra and Trigonometry will substitute for MATH 1143.)
Psychology Cognate (3 credits)
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
Objective #2: To develop specialized knowledge in human movement activities (14 credits)
HPSS 3300Movement Theory and Motor Development3
HPSS 3301
3301L
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
4
HPSS 3302
3302L
Biomechanics
and Biomechanics Laboratory
4
HPSS 3322Introduction to Sport Psychology3
Objective #3: To develop skills assessing and analyzing human movement activities (12 credits)
HPSS 3370Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
This requirement would be fulfilled by AT 6605 “Continuum of Care I” for students in the 3+2 program
HPSS 4482Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement3
HPSS 4484Exercise Assessment and Prescription3
HPSS 4490Practicum in Physical Education1-16
Objective #4: To develop knowledge and skills in cognate exercise disciplines (9 credits)
HPSS 4414/5514Athletic Performance Nutrition3
The HPSS 4414 requirement can be fulfilled by HPSS 5514 “Athletic Performance Nutrition” for students in the Accelerated BS/MSAT program.
Electives, chosen with advisor approval.6
Students in the BS/MSAT program must take AT 6600 “Foundations of Athletic Training” and AT 6640 “Research and Writing” to fulfill the elective requirement.
Recommended Electives
Latino Peoples and Cultures (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)
Anthropology of Global Health
Cell Biology
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
Introduction to Pathobiology
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Genetics
Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Human Physiology I
Immunology
Human Physiology II
Neuroscience
Human Pathophysiology
Lectures in Human Physiology
Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Human Systemic Physiology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences
Economics of Health Care
Professional and Technical Writing
Medical Terminology and Communication
Healthcare Economics and Policy
Promoting Wellness
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
Personal Trainer Certification
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Adapted Physical Activity
Nutrition
Nutrition for Health Professionals
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
Sports Nutrition
Grantwriting
Drugs in Society
Child Development
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Adolescence
Spanish for Health Care I
Spanish for Health Care II
Total Credits 80

Degree Totals 

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)67
Upper Division Free Electives5
Free Electives11
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)

Master of Science in Athletic Training