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Effective Date: 9/1/2016 - 8/1/2017

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Science degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate A.S. TO B.S. PHYSICAL EDUCATION: PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING/PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY degree at Eastern Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression

Semester 1Credit Hours
CIT 105 (3) 3
NFS 101 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
BIO 137 (4) 4
CHE 170 (4) 4
CHE 175 Lab (1) 1
MAT 155 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 3Credit Hours
BIO 139 (4) 4
CHE 180 (4) 4
CHE 185 Lab (1) 1
OC Course 3
Heritage Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
BIO 150 (3) 3
PSY 223 (3) 3
BIO 151 Lab (2) 2
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
STA 220 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours17

Pre-Transfer Notes

Students planning to transfer to EKU are encouraged to join the Colonel Connection in their first semester at KCTCS to take full advantage of the transfer planning services.

AHS 115/HSA 200 and EMS 105/EMC 110 are additional classes that can be completed prior to transfer at some KCTCS schools.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements

1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression

Semester 5Credit Hours
PHE 212 (3) 3
PHY 131 (5) 5
PHE 407 (3) 3
PHI 383W (3) 3
HSA 200 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours17
Semester 6Credit Hours
ATR 225 (3) 3
ATR 225L (1) 1
PHY 132 (5) 5
PHE 325 (3) 3
HSA 100 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
ATR 430 (3) 3
PHE 517 (3) 3
PHE 575 (3) 3
PHE 320 (3) 3
ATR 330 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
PHE 562 (3) 3
PHE 315 (3) 3
EMC 104 (1) 1
ATR 340 (2) 2
ATR 340L (1) 1
EMC 110 (6) 6
Total Credit Hours16

Program Notes

Students may need to take take additional courses based on which graduate program(s) they pursue.
Students completing the BS in PE: Pre-AT/ Pre-PT Option will be eligible to apply to the EKU MS in AT Professional program in addition to being able to apply to other MS in AT programs through ATCAS (Centralized Application Service for Athletic Training), students will also have the pre-requisites to apply to DPT programs through PTCAS (Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service).

Students must understand MS in AT and DPT programs are professional graduate allied healthcare programs, which are highly competitive for admission and students will need to maintain high cum GPA’s and high science pre-requisite course GPA’s. Each professional program's exact admission requirements will vary and students are encouraged to review the pre-requisites of programs to which they desire to apply through ATCAS or PTCAS and meet with their advisor.

Students planning to apply to EKU’s MS in AT Professional Program will still need to meet the EKU graduate school admission requirements for GPA, GRE Exam Scores and TOEFEL Exam as needed.
Students upon completion of the BS in PE: Pre-AT/Pre-PT are eligible to take the CSCS Exam and will be eligible upon successful completion of EMT course to be a certified EMT-Basic.
For more information about this program please contact, Dr. Matthew Sabin, Athletic Training Program Director at Eastern Kentucky University

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