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BSH-Kines to MSAT Accelerated Pathway

The accelerated path for the BSH-Kines to MSAT program is an opportunity for exceptional UNF Kinesiology undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in Athletic Training to combine program requirements for the BSH-Kines and MSAT Programs.

Eligible Program

Please ensure your undergraduate major* qualifies for the Accelerated Pathway.

Eligible Program Table
Eligible Program Eligible Undergraduate Major*
Athletic Training M.S. Kinesiology B.S.H.

Admission Criteria to Begin BSH-Kines to MSAT Accelerated Pathway:

  1. Meet with the Kinesiology and MSAT Program Directors and a BCH academic advisor to discuss eligibility for pathway.
  2. Personal statement describing prior experiences, accomplishments, and career goals. Submit this to MSAT Program Director by April 1 in the semester prior to enrollment in BSH-Kines summer courses (APK 3091 and APK 4101).
  3. College Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

NOTE: Acceptance into the BSH-Kinesiology to MSAT Accelerated Pathway does not guarantee admission into the MSAT graduate program.

Additional Admission Criteria Prior to Enrollment in MSAT-level Coursework:

  • Earn a GPA of 3.00 in upper-level courses.
  • Completion of all MSAT prerequisites with a GPA of 3.0.
  • Meet MSAT Program Technical Standards for admission (AT Technical Standards)
  • 50 hours of observational experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (UNF Athletic Training Observation Form).
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted to MSAT Program Director. One letter of recommendation must be from an Athletic Trainer who supervised you during your observational experience.
  • Interview with the UNF Athletic Training Program Faculty.

Additional prerequisites for MSAT Program (3 credits required, 3 credits recommended)

  • Required: PHY1028/1028L Introduction to Physics with lab (3 credits) (Prerequisite for MSAT; Not required for BSH-Kines)
  • Recommended: PET 3312C Biomechanics (3 credits)

Special Notes:

  • Completion of the UNF application in the Athletic Training Centralized Application System is not required for students enrolled in the accelerated pathway.
  • APK 3091 Lead Prof in Kin or APK 4101 Skel Mus Str and Function and 4 credits of PET 4942 Internship in Kinesiology will be replaced by two graduate courses (ATR 5105C and ATR 5126C). Kinesiology students will be required to take PET 4942 Internship in Kinesiology at 2 credits.