Prerequisite Courses

How can I determine if the courses I've taken will count for the pre-requisite requirements? 

Please send the catalog course description (using the Prerequisites Worksheet) and/or the course syllabus for each course you would like to have evaluated to Valerie Herzog at  She will respond to inform you which courses will count for which pre-requisite requirements and/or if additional information is required to make that determination.  Click below for the link to spreadsheet showing the courses that have already been reviewed and accepted. 

Prerequisite acceptance list


Can I begin the program and/or apply for admission before I have completed all of the pre-requisite courses?

Yes, many students complete 1-4 pre-requisites during their first year in the MSAT program.  However, no more than 4 can be remaining to be completed by the beginning of the first semester.  In addition, two classes must be completed PRIOR to taking your first MSAT class: Introduction to Psychology and Human Anatomy.


Below are the course descriptions for each of the prerequisite courses required for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program:

 Course Number


 Credit Hours

 AT 2300     Emergency Response



Meets the needs of the non-health care professional who has a duty to respond in an emergency. Provides more skills and in-depth training than the First Aid: Responding to Emergencies course. Course leads to American Red Cross certification in Emergency Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.


 HTHS 2240 Introduction to Pharmacology


Introductory pharmacology course which covers pharmacological principles including modes of action, uses, modes of excretion, and patient side effects of various drug classes. The drugs are presented in a “system approach” with emphasis on medications utilized in diagnosing and treating diseases associated with the various body systems. Class format includes a 3 hour lecture class with students participating in oral presentations and case studies.

 HLTH 1030

Healthy Lifestyles

A systematic approach to promote health enhancing behaviors related to the prevention of disease and achievement of optimal health. Focuses on the total person with a consideration of the mental, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and environmental dimensions which impact human health.
 NUTR 1020 Science and Application of Human Nutrition


Human nutrition is the platform to study the nature and integration of science across disciplines and in society through applied problem solving and data analysis. Nutritional balance and good health are explored in context of the levels of organization, metabolism and homeostasis, genetics and evolution, and ecological interactions.
 PEP 3280 Teaching Neuromuscular Conditioning


Examine, evaluate and practice neuromuscular conditioning theories and current practices for the purpose of preparing entry level professionals to select, incorporate, and facilitate appropriate conditioning activities, as well as, design and evaluate the effectiveness of neuromuscular conditioning programs.
(Includes Olympic/power lifts including proper technique and spotting)
 PEP 3500  Biomechanics



A study of the musculomechanical bases of human movement and experience in applying that knowledge to the execution and evaluation of human performance.  Prerequisites: PEP 3450 - Structural Kinesiology; and Quantitative Literacy

(a) MATH 1050 or MATH 1060 ONLY or (b) > or = 70 ACCUPLACER or (c) > or = 3 on AP Calculus/Statistics Requirement
 PEP 3510 Exercise Physiology


A study of various physiological and environmental factors which affect performance of exercise and sport during acute exercise and physiological adaptations to chronic exercise. Prerequisite: HTHS 1110 or ZOOL 1020 or ZOOL 2200.
 PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology


Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior.
 ZOOL 2100 Human Anatomy



Systematic study of the organs of the human body with cadaver-based laboratory. ZOOL 1020 or HTHS 1101 strongly recommended prior to enrollment. First semester students are discouraged from registering. Three hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.

(Or, we will also accept HTHS 1110 - see below)

 HTHS 1110 – Biomedical Core (4)

An integrated presentation of the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, human anatomy, human physiology and medical microbiology as related to humans. Biomedical Core is global and interdisciplinary while remaining introductory. Three lecture demonstrations per week. Two lab hours per week (HTHS 1110L). Students completing the Biomedical Core LS1110 receive credit for 4 credit hours in the Life Sciences general education requirements.  (This course is similar to A&P I).
 ZOOL 2200  Human Physiology



Functional consideration of the human body. Recommended for all curricula for which a basic understanding of body functions is required. Three lecture hours and one 2-hour lab a week.

(Or, we will also accept HTHS 1111 - see below)

HTHS 1111 – Biomedical Core (continued) (4)

Three lecture demonstrations per week. Two lab hours per week (HTHS 1111L). Prerequisite: HTHS 1110.  (This course is similar to A&P II).