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Program Director:  Garrett Kellar (

Standard Curriculum:

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements9
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1513Algebra and Transcendental Function5-7
or MATH 1510
MATH 1511
College Algebra
and Trigonometry
Arts and Humanities (2 courses)6
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
PHYS 1501Fundamentals of Physics 14
Social Science (1 course)3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Social and Personal Awareness (1 course)3
FNUT 1551Normal Nutrition3
KSS 1595Introduction to Kinesiology and Sport Science (FYE Course)2
Major Required Courses
KSS 1559Aerobic Conditioning Activities2
KSS 1560Resistance Training2
KSS 15XX Activity Elective1
KSS 2605Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention3
KSS 2625Pedagogical Aspects of Exercise Science3
KSS 3700Exercise Testing and Prescription 14
KSS 3705Statistics Research in Exercise Science3
KSS 3710Physiology of Exercise4
KSS 3710LPhysiology of Exercise Laboratory1
KSS 3720Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy4
KSS 3730Exercise Testing and Prescription 24
KSS 3760Strength Training and Conditioning3
KSS 4805Administration of Exercise Programs3
KSS 4810Exercise Testing and Prescription 34
KSS 4875Exercise Counseling and Behavioral Strategies4
KSS 4880Internship8
Required additional courses. Credit hours do not count as part of the major. Hrs do count toward degree (13 s.h.)
BIOL 2601
General Biology: Molecules and Cells
and General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory
BIOL 2602
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 3705Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy4
BIOL 3705LIntroduction to Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory0
BIOL 3730Human Physiology4
BIOL 3730LHuman Physiology Laboratory1
Additional courses to meet 120 hours7
Requires an additional 60 credit hours during the senior year upon acceptance to the MAT program
Total Semester Hours120-123

MAT Accelerated Program

CIM Four-Year Plan

MAT Accelerated Program

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
KSS 1500 Level Activity Elective 1
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
KSS 1595 Introduction to Kinesiology and Sport Science 2
KSS 1559 Aerobic Conditioning Activities 2
 Semester Hours16
KSS 1560 Resistance Training 2
KSS 2625 Pedagogical Aspects of Exercise Science 3
CHEM 1515L
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
and General Chemistry 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
BIOL 2601
General Biology: Molecules and Cells
and General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
BIOL 2602
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
PHYS 1501L Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory 1 1
KSS 3700 Exercise Testing and Prescription 1 4
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
A&H Elective 3
 Semester Hours19
BIOL 3730 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 3730L Human Physiology Laboratory 1
FNUT 1551 Normal Nutrition 3
KSS 3720 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy 4
KSS 2605 Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention 3
KSS 3705 Statistics Research in Exercise Science 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
A&H Elective 3
KSS 3710 Physiology of Exercise 4
KSS 3710L Physiology of Exercise Laboratory 1
KSS 3730 Exercise Testing and Prescription 2 4
KSS 4875 Exercise Counseling and Behavioral Strategies 4
 Semester Hours16
KSS 3760 Strength Training and Conditioning 3
KSS 4810 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 4
BIOL 3705
Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy
and Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory
SS Elective 3
SPA Elective 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 4
Graduate level courses will begin in year four  
MAT 6908 Functional Human Gross Anatomy 4
MAT 6900 Basic Athletic Training Laboratory 1
MAT 6910 Clinical Practicum 1 1
MAT 6915 Evaluation and Management of Lower Extremity Injuries 4
 Semester Hours10
MAT 6920 Therapeutic Modalities 4
MAT 6925 Evaluation and Management of Upper Extremity Injuries 4
MAT 6930 Clinical Practicum 2 2
MAT 6935 Athletic Training Organization and Administration 3
Students receive BSAS at end of year four.  
 Semester Hours13
Year 5
MAT 6905 Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Injuries 2
MAT 6950 Evidence-Based Practice/Research 3
MAT 6965 Advanced Perspectives 2
 Semester Hours7
MAT 6940 Therapeutic Exercise 4
MAT 6945 General Medical Conditions 3
MAT 6960 Clinical Practicum 3 4
MAT 6985 Capstone Project 1 2
 Semester Hours13
MAT 6970 Pharmacology 3
MAT 6975 Advanced Seminar 3
MAT 6980 Clinical Practicum 4 4
MAT 6990 Capstone Project 2 2
Students receive MAT at end of year five  
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours157