Upon entering Murray State, students who are interested in Athletic Training but do not currently hold a bachelor's degree should declare the Exercise Science major under the Pre-Health Professional Track. Students will change to Exercise Science: Movement Science Track after completing 60 credit hours (incl. a "C" or better in BIO 227, 228, 229, 230, and EXS 101) and earning a 2.75 GPA.
During their third year of undergraduate study, those students who complete the appropriate prerequisite coursework are eligible to apply for admission to the MSAT program. If accepted into the professional program, conferral of the bachelor's degree in Exercise Science will occur after the fourth year of study, and conferral of the MSAT degree will occur after the fifth year of study.
In order to enroll in the MSAT program, students will also apply to the Murray State graduate school using the Accelerated Graduate Admissions policy during the spring of their third (junior) year. Once accepted to both the Murray State graduate school and the MSAT program, the students begin the program during the summer between years 3 and 4 as graduate students.
Departmental Challenge Credit to complete BS in Exercise Science Degree
Accelerated Route students may complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree via departmental challenge. Student will be charged the going rate (currently $25 per credit hour) for the 30 credit hours of graduate level coursework taken in the 4th year to be used toward the bachelor's degree. A grade of B or better at the 600 level is required of all challenge courses.