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  Nov 27, 2020
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Science: Pre-Athletic Training Major (EXAT), BS

This 3+2 curriculum makes it possible for qualified students to complete both a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training in five years. Students must complete some summer coursework in order to finish the undergraduate requirements in three years. In order to complete the B.S., students must successfully complete the first three semesters (summer, fall, and spring) of the Athletic Training (MSAT) program. The number of hours required will depend on which year students enter the program.

Students must still apply and be accepted into the Athletic Training program in order to complete this major. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be admitted into the Athletic Training program. Courses with a grade of "D" will not be accepted.

Students who are not accepted into the Athletic Training (MSAT) program will transition to the four-year Exercise Science major. 


Liberal Arts: 32 Hours

All majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts studies. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of the major:

  • 9 hours within Kinesiology, Psychology, and Sociology are required to meet requirements for the Individual and Social Environment.
  • 9 hours within Biology, Mathematics, and Physcial Science are required to meet requirements for the Natural World.
  • 3 hours within Bible are requirement to meet requirements for Global Perspectives. 


The requirement for MATH 1330  and MATH 1340  may be met with MATH 2300  or MATH 2350 .

Year 4 M.S. in Athletic Training: 39-42 hours

Semester 1: Summer, 9 or 12 hours

Students entering the program during even years will take this semester first (12 hours). This will be the fourth semester for students entering the program during odd years (9 hours).

Semester 4: Summer, 9 or 12 hours

Students entering the program during even years will take this semester first (9 hours). This will be the fourth semester for students entering the program during odd years (12 hours).

Remaining Bible/Electives: 2 hours

The Bible requirement will be enforced until all undergraduate credit is complete. See Bible Class Enrollment:  policy here.

Total Hours: 145-148