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3+2 Program

Earn a Baccalaureate and Master's degree.

The 3+2 Program offers students the unique opportunity to graduate with both a Baccalaureate and Master's degree in five years

The School of Health Science and Human Movement offers a 3+2 Program in the areas below.

Athletic Training

Students interested in the Athletic Training 3+2 Program must declare their major as Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training.

In the third year of the program, students will then apply into the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Upon acceptance, students begin graduate coursework the following summer.

Students in this 3+2 Program graduate in five years with the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Pre-Athletic Training emphasis
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training

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Exercise Science, Physical Education & Recreation: K-12 and Health & Physical Education Concentrations

The 3+2 Program offers students the unique opportunity to graduate with both a Baccalaureate and Master's degree in 5 years. Students will earn a BS degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation with a Physical Education concentration and a minor in Education and an MEd degree in Education.  Students will attain certification K-12 in Physical Education and an endorsement in Health. Talented students are thus quickly moved toward expanding their academic and scientific horizons based on individual students’ abilities and motivation.

Students who are interested in becoming a Certified Teacher will begin their degree with the BS in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation K-12 Physical Education concentration.  In the Junior Year students can apply to the School of Education which will result in a BS degree in EXPER and an MEd degree in Education after completing 106 credits of undergraduate work and 38 credits of graduate work.  Students must meet the requirements of both degrees (BS in EXPER K-12 Physical Education and MEd In Education). Students who decide not to apply to the 3+2 program can graduate with a BS in EXPER K-12 Physical Education concentration with 123 credits of undergraduate course work.

Students must apply to the School of Education and the 3+2 Program by at least the third year of the program. Please see the admission tab for complete admission information.

Students in this 3+2 Program graduate in five years with the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation with a Physical Education Concentration and a Minor in Education
  • Master of Education in Health & Physical Education Concentration

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Health Sciences General & Healthcare Administration Concentration

This 3+2 program is unique. It allows qualified students to earn both a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, and an MBA Healthcare Administration concurrently. A student can use up to 12 credits of elective from the BS degree in Health Sciences for MBA courses once he/she has been admitted into the program. A student who earns two “C” or lower grades in graduate-level courses is placed on probation. If a third “C” or lower grade is earned, the student is automatically dismissed from the program.

Students who complete part of the integrated degree plan but decide to opt out of the MBA program and continue earning only the undergraduate degree can use the MBA courses toward the undergraduate degree but cannot later use them to pursue the MBA degree.

Why pursue a career in health care administration?

A health care administrator (also known as a medical or health services manager) is tasked with overseeing the operations of health care providers. Whether at a doctor’s office, hospital, senior care facility, or outpatient clinic, the health care administrator coordinates the business activities of the facility or department. As a successful healthcare administrator, you’ll use your business skills and knowledge of health care policy to make a big impact on your facility (and the patients who come to seek care). In addition to several universal skills (empathy, communication, organization, leadership, critical thinking), you can set yourself up for a thriving career by understanding:

  • Budgeting: Deliver quality health care while meeting financial goals.
  • Patient care: Understand best practices to help improve the patient experience.
  • Health law and policy: Keep up with the latest legal changes to ensure your facility operates legally.
  • Software: Billing and coding software, as well as electronic record systems, help keep records and bookkeeping organized.

Working as a healthcare administrator gives you the power to change lives by ensuring the best possible patient experience. Through your work as a health care administrator, you have the opportunity to positively affect hundreds if not thousands of people. You can have an impact from behind the scenes, without needing a medical degree or direct patient care experience.

Students in this 3+2 Program graduate in five years with the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences General Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration Concentration

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