May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HERS - Athletic Training/Movement Science 3+2 Program - BS Major

86 Credits (acceptance into MSAT program required)

3.0 GPA

C grade or better required in major courses.

Exercise Science - Movement Science/Athletic Training 3 + 2 Major Map  


Students interested in becoming an Athletic Trainer will enroll at WSU with the intention to complete an undergraduate degree in Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences - Movement Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree in five years. The Movement Science Athletic Training Focus is designed to provide students with all the prerequisite courses and degree requirements for admission into the professional phase of the program (graduate courses/clinical immersion). Upon successful acceptance into the professional phase of the program (1st semester of 3rd year) and the completion of the 4th year, students will be conferred an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences: Movement Science. At the completion of the graduate professional program, students will be awarded a MSAT degree. Thus, successful students would receive both an undergraduate and graduate degree in a five-year period. 

The 3+2 program is intended for students entering WSU as freshman or students who transfer/change majors early in their undergraduate education. Students who change majors or transfer to WSU are not guaranteed admission into the MSAT program, as official acceptance is part of a competitive process. Student should be aware that it may take additional time to complete all undergraduate and graduate requirements.

Students interested in the graduate Athletic Training program must apply to the program, participate in a competitive selection process, and adhere to published retention guidelines. Important up to date information is available on the Athletic Training program website including:

  • Program updates
  • Application information and instructions
  • Student cost information
  • Clinical education requirements
  • Retention guidelines
  • Student rights and due process

Once admitted to the graduate professional phase of the program students will complete the academic curriculum and required clinical education experiences in a variety of athletic training settings. Students who complete the clinical education and academic requirements for the MSAT program are eligible for national certification through the Board of Certification (BOC).

Information contained on the Athletic Training program website is considered to be the most accurate and all program updates will be advertised and published there.

Students interested in Athletic Training will declare both HERS - Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences - Movement Science (ERMS) - BS Major  and Pre-Athletic Training (PRAT)  upon entering WSU. Both declarations are important to allow proper advising in this accelerated program. Students are recommended to speak with the Director of the Athletic Training Program during their first semester at WSU to answer questions and to develop an academic plan.

HERS Core Requirements (41 credits)

Medical Terminology (1 S.H.)

Choose one:

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Courses (9 S.H.)

(only officially MSAT admitted graduate students - see graduate catalog)

  • HERS 570 - Principles of Athletic Training (3 S.H.)
  • HERS 571 - Clinical Examination and Diagnosis I (3 S.H.)
  • HERS 572 - Clinical Examination and Diagnosis II (3 S.H.)


*Can double count as a General Education Requirement
**Counts toward academic focus if not taken in the movement science option


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning