Accelerated Master's Program

The Accelerated Master’s Program in Athletic Training offers undergraduate exercise science students the opportunity complete their bachelor’s degree in three years and then complete their master’s degree in athletic training in two years. Students enrolled in this new AMP program are eligible to count three graduate courses toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Once AMP students complete their bachelor’s degree, they will then begin the professional clinical phase of the athletic training program. Students will save time and money by completing two degrees in five years.

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Accelerated Master's Program in the Athletic Training program

The Athletic Training master’s degree program is 62 total credit hours that prepares students to sit for the Board of Certification exam to become a certified athletic trainer.

Students accepted to the AMP for Athletic Training can take up three courses which will count towards their Exercise Science bachelor’s degree at undergraduate tuition costs. The courses below are eligible to count towards both degrees:

  • AT 601 would replace KINE 240
  • AT 605 would replace AQUA 260
  • AT 691 would replace EXSC 493

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To apply for the AMP in Athletic Training, students must have earned a minimum of 75 credit hours (at least 30 must be completed at Ball State) with an overall GPA of 3.25. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the athletic training program when applying to the AMP.

Prospective Exercise Science students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor as soon as they are interested in applying to the AMP. Exercise Science advisors will work with the students to make sure they have an appropriate program plan before they apply to the AMP. For more information about the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, please email