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Program Handbook

Saint Louis University's athletic training program offers an early-assurance 3+2 graduate professional program. Students earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science after the completion of four years and then a Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) after successful completion of an additional post-baccalaureate year. Students may also enter the program as an undergraduate transfer student or as a post-baccalaureate. The athletic training program has an interprofessional focus with a curriculum that develops a team approach to health care. 

SLU's athletic training program is the standard of excellence within the field, boasting an outstanding pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and excellent job placement rates. SLU students and faculty are engaged regularly in the professions, receiving honors at the national and international level.

SLU's program has a proven track record of global engagement: the athletic program has a curricular track in which students can attend SLU's campus in Madrid, Spain, for up to four semesters; an international clinical exchange program with universities in Spain and Ireland; and the program is an institutional member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT).

Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the BOC Examination for the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) credential.

Program Highlights

Advantages to earning a Master of Athletic Training at Saint Louis University include:

  • Direct admission to the program as a freshman
  • Advancement through the entire athletic training program without additional application processes provided the student remains in good standing
  • Opportunities to pursue additional curricular goals such as minors, certificates and study abroad programs
  • SLU is home to the only NCAA Division I athletic program in the city of St. Louis.
  • Diversity of clinical training sites
  • Highly accessible faculty
  • Classroom technology
  • Interprofessional focus of core curriculum to build a team approach to health care
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and clinical equipment located in the Doisy College of Health Sciences
  • Study abroad track available allowing students to study at SLU's campus in Madrid, Spain, for up to four semesters during the pre-professional phase of the program

Curriculum Overview

Students that begin the program as freshmen spend their first three years completing the required liberal arts and science prerequisite courses. Students who meet academic and professional behavior requirements continue into the two-year professional phase of the program after their junior year.

The two-year professional phase of the program includes coursework in injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students participate in clinical experiences each semester in a variety of practice settings.

Clinical and Research Opportunities

SLU's athletic training students participate in clinical experiences each semester, and the diversity of clinical sites is a hallmark of the program. In addition to Saint Louis University’s athletic teams, eight other St. Louis-area universities and over 20 high schools serve as clinical sites for the program. Students experience unique networking opportunities such as physician office rotations, NCAA championship events and summer camps.

SLU's program provides opportunities to connect with the AT profession. Students have a chance to be involved in the Annual Athletic Training Speaker Series and National Athletic Training Month each spring. Faculty members serve in prominent roles in state, regional and national organizations in athletic training. Additionally, the program houses the editorial offices of the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal.

Careers

Graduates work in a variety of settings, practicing injury prevention, injury assessment, sports rehabilitation and sport-specific conditioning.

Certified athletic trainers are employed in many settings such as:

  • High schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional sports
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Military, law enforcement, tactical teams
  • Performing arts
  • Industrial organizations

In addition to providing patient care, athletic trainers also work as clinical researchers, administrators, faculty members and clinical instructors at colleges or universities.

Admission Requirements

Admission consideration for the athletic training program is initially based on a strong overall academic background.

Freshman Requirements

High school seniors applying for admission are reviewed on an individual basis. The best-qualified students are selected from the application pool with a minimum recommended cumulative GPA is a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Standardized test scores are now optional. When evaluating whether to apply test-optional or with a test score, applicants should note that students accepted in previous years had an average composite 25 ACT or an average total 1200 SAT.

Recommended high school courses include:

  • Four years of high school English
  • Four years of high school math, with achievement to at least the level of pre-calculus
  • Four years of high school science, including biology and chemistry with physics encouraged but not required
  • At least two years of a modern foreign language recommended

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 25 hours of college credit
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale with no science grade below a C

Post-Baccalaureate Requirements

Students must have the following prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the program:

  • Biology with Lab
  • Chemistry I and II with Labs
  • Physics I and II with Labs
  • Basic Anatomy and Human Physiology, or Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Exercise Physiology
  • General Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to University scholarships, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Financial Aid: Provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.

For priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, applicants should apply for admission by Dec. 1 and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.

Accreditation

SLU's Master of Athletic Training is accredited through the 2024-25 academic year by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) as a graduate professional program. The Master of Athletic Training program is one of more than 350 CAATE accredited programs nationally.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North
Washington, DC 20006
P: 512-733-9700
844-GO-CAATE | 844-462-2283
http://caate.net

For more information about the SLU athletic training program's outcomes, graduation rates, retention rates, board of certification exam pass rates and job placement rates, please see program outcomes data.

View Program Outcomes Data

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate respect for the diversity as it relates to the practice of athletic training.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective communication strategies necessary for patient-centered care.
  3. Graduates will be able to demonstrate interpersonal collaboration skills that advance holistic patient-centered care.
  4. Graduates will be able to employ evidence-based clinical reasoning in the practice of athletic training.
  5. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to translate athletic training concepts into effective clinical practice.

Students in Saint Louis University's athletic training program take a variety of courses from across the University, in professional and pre-professional coursework. 

Required Science and Math Courses

ANAT 1000Basic Human Anatomy3
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
PPY 2540Human Physiology4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
STAT 1100Introduction to Statistics3
PSYPsychology elective3
Total Credits39

Required Humanities/Elective Courses

ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGLLiterature elective3
Fine Arts elective3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 2050Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
2XXXTheology elective3
HISTHistory elective3
Foreign Language (through 115 level)6
Non-specified electives15
Total Credits45

Required Concentration in Interprofessional Practice

IPE 1100Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care1
IPE 3500Health Care Systems and Health Promotion3
IPE 4200Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice3
IPE 4900Interprofessional Community Practicum2
Total Credits9

Required Pre-Professional Program Courses (for Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science)

UNIV 1010Enhancing First-Year Success1
MAT 1000Intro to Athletic Training1
MAT 2000AT Student Development I1
MAT 3000Athletic Training Student Development II2
MAT 3230Exercise Physiology3
Total Credits8

Required Professional Program Courses (for Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science)

ANAT 4000Human Gross Anatomy6
MAT 4125Therapeutic Modalities3
MAT 5010Principles of Athletic Training2
MAT 5100Kinesiology3
MAT 5133Lab Studies and Imaging2
MAT 5160Bioenergetics Human Performance3
MAT 5240Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I4
MAT 5250Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II4
MAT 5500Rehabilitation in AT I4
MAT 5800Medical Conditions and Physical Activity3
Total Credits34

Required Professional Program Courses (for Master of Athletic Training)

MAT 5550Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II3
MAT 5600Athletic Training Administration3
MAT 5620Psychology of Sport and Injury3
MAT 5650Research in Athletic Training2
MAT 5700AT Clinical Practicum I3
MAT 5750AT Clinical Practicum II3
MAT 5900AT Field Experience2
MAT 6010Contemporary Clinical Practice1
MAT 6700AT Clinical Practicum III4
MAT 6160Enhancing Human Performance3
MAT 6960AT Capstone Project2
MAT 6750AT Clinical Practicum IV4
MAT 6800Seminar in Athletic Training3
Total Credits36

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 to remain in good standing.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Standard Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
IPE 1100 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care 1
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
XXXXModern Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
MAT 1000 Intro to Athletic Training 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 1 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXModern Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
MAT 2000 AT Student Development I 1
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
IPE 3500 Health Care Systems and Health Promotion 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
PHIL 2050
or HCE 2010
Ethics
or Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
3
 Credits18
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
XXXXUpper Division Psychology Elective 3
2XXX-3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
1XXX – 2XXXHistory Elective 3
2XXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum 2
MAT 3000 Athletic Training Student Development II 2
MAT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Year Four
Fall
MAT 4125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Year Five
Fall
MAT 5160 Bioenergetics Human Performance 3
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 1
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits171
1

With permission, science and math courses can be replaced by higher level courses 

SLU-Madrid Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory 1
4
IPE 1100 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care 1
SPAN XXXSpanish (1st course) 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory 1
4
MAT 1000 Intro to Athletic Training 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
SPAN XXXXSpanish (2nd course) 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits18
Year Two
Fall
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
IPE 3500 Health Care Systems and Health Promotion 3
SPAN XXXXSpanish (3rd course) 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits17
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
SPAN XXXXSpanish (4th course) 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXFree Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
MAT 2000 AT Student Development I 1
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics 3
PHIL 2050
or HCE 2010
Ethics
or Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
3
XXXXLiterature Elective 3
1XXX-2XXXHistory Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
MAT 3000 Athletic Training Student Development II 2
MAT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum 2
XXXXElective 3
XXXXUpper Division Psychology Elective 3
XXXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Year Four
Fall
MAT 4125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Year Five
Fall
MAT 5160 Bioenergetics Human Performance 3
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 1
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits171
1

With permission, science and math courses can be replaced by higher level courses 

Program Notes

Freshman and sophomore years are at the SLU-Madrid campus in Madrid, Spain. Junior year and professional year 2 are completed at the SLU campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Physician Assistant Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
IPE 1100 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 1 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MAT 1000 Intro to Athletic Training 1
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits18
Year Two
Fall
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MAT 2000 AT Student Development I 1
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
IPE 3500 Health Care Systems and Health Promotion 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits18
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHIL 2050
or HCE 2010
Ethics
or Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
3
XXXXUpper Division Psychology Elective 3
2XXX-3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 4640 General Microbiology 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
XXXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
MAT 3000 Athletic Training Student Development II 2
MAT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum 2
 Credits17
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Year Four
Fall
MAT 4125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Year Five
Fall
MAT 5160 Bioenergetics Human Performance 3
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 1
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits171
1

With permission, science and math courses can be replaced by higher level courses 

Program Notes

Students must complete modern foreign language through 1020 level and history course or show equivalent (as approved by program director). Upon completion of the 5-year athletic training program, students will proceed directly into SLU’s graduate-level PA program.

Pre-Medicine Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
IPE 1100 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care 1
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
XXXXModern Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits17
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MAT 1000 Intro to Athletic Training 1
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
XXXXModern Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits18
Year Two
Fall
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MAT 2000 AT Student Development I 1
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
IPE 3500 Health Care Systems and Health Promotion 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits18
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHIL 2050
or HCE 2010
Ethics
or Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
3
XXXXUpper Division Psychology Elective 3
2XXX-3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics 3
1XXX-2XXXHistory Elective 3
2XXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
MAT 3000 Athletic Training Student Development II 2
MAT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum 2
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits17
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Year Four
Fall
MAT 4125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Year Five
Fall
MAT 5160 Bioenergetics Human Performance 3
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 1
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits172

Program Notes

Curriculum is designed to address SLU School of Medicine requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a medical school at another institution, please consult their website for specific requirements.

Pre-Physician Assistant Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
IPE 1100 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 1 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MAT 1000 Intro to Athletic Training 1
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits18
Year Two
Fall
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MAT 2000 AT Student Development I 1
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
IPE 3500 Health Care Systems and Health Promotion 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits18
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHIL 2050
or HCE 2010
Ethics
or Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
3
XXXXUpper Division Psychology Elective 3
2XXX-3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 4640 General Microbiology 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
XXXXTheology Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
MAT 3000 Athletic Training Student Development II 2
MAT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum 2
 Credits17
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Year Four
Fall
MAT 4125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Year Five
Fall
MAT 5160 Bioenergetics Human Performance 3
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 1
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits171
1

With permission, science and math courses can be replaced by higher level courses 

Program Notes

Students must complete modern foreign language through 1020 level and history course or show equivalent (as approved by program director). Curriculum is designed to address SLU’s PA program requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a PA program at another institution, please consult their website for specific requirements.

Master of Athletic Training – Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
SummerCredits
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Fall
MAT 4125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Fall
MAT 5160 Bioenergetics Human Performance 3
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 1
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits70

Program Notes

Students must have the following pre-requisite courses completed prior to beginning this program:

  • Biology with Lab
  • Chemistry I and II with Lab
  • Physics I and II with Lab
  • Basic Anatomy and Human Physiology, or Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Exercise Physiology
  • General Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Julie Miller
Recruitment Specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu