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 (

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 by 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 2.5.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major
  4.  Current  First Aid and CPR certification from a nationally recognized provider.

General Education

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3- MATH 1153 13
Objective 46
Objective 5- CHEM 1111/ CHEM 1111L and PHYS 1111/ PHYS 11137
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.     

Major Requirements

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
Objective #1: To develop foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (27 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)
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
BIOL 4453Foundations in Neuroscience3
Chemistry Cognate (9 credit)
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
Physics Cognate (4 credits)
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
Math Cognate (3 credits)
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
Objective #2: To develop specialized knowledge in human movement activities (14 credits)
HPSS 3300Movement Theory and Motor Development3
HPSS 3301
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
HPSS 3302
and Biomechanics Laboratory
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 6604 “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 Sport and Exercise Science3
Objective #4: To develop knowledge and skills in cognate exercise disciplines (15 credits)
HPSS 4414/5514Athletic Performance Nutrition3
HPSS 4428Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
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.9
Students in the BS/MSAT program must take AT 6600 “Foundations of Athletic Training” and AT 6640 “Research and Writing” to fulfill part of the elective requirement.
Recommended Electives
Latino Peoples and Cultures (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)
Anthropology of Global Health
Cell Biology
Introduction to Pathobiology
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
Biochemistry I
Human Physiology I
Human Physiology II
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
Adapted Physical Activity
Nutrition for Health Professionals
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
Sports Nutrition
Drugs in Society
Child Development
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)70
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives13
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)

Master of Science in Athletic Training