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Health Sciences

3+2 Track

Important Notice

Effective fall 2016, Merrimack College is no longer enrolling students into the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program.

With our accelerated track, students entering as freshman undergraduates can satisfy requirements for both the Bachelor of Science (in Health Science or Exercise Science) and the MSAT — in just five years.

You’ll complete three years of prerequisite courses by the spring semester of your third year, then advance directly into the master’s program where you’ll gain substantial clinical experience. Combining a liberal arts experience with professional education in athletic training, this track helps our graduates move quickly into the workplace with the competitive advantage of a master’s degree.

Our five-year option is also available to students transferring into the concentration from other majors, though those students may need additional coursework to stay on track toward their degree.

Admission Requirements

Students in the 3+2 track will be required to achieve/maintain:

  • A minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • A minimum of a C-plus in the following prerequisite courses:

    Anatomy and Physiology I & I
    Chemistry I & I
    Biology with lab
    One semester of physics
    Introduction to Psychology


The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.