Degree Requirements

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Requirements for the B.S. in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.) Degree

VSU CORE CURRICULUM 60 SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED
Descriptions of the courses in the Core Curriculum are found in the Courses of Instruction section, listed in alphabetical order by course prefix. Any additional hours selected in the Core Curriculum by the student may be counted as electives in the major program, if allowed by the major program.

Area A Essential Skills .................................................................... 9 semester hours
ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H ............................................ 3 hours
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H ......................................... 3 hours

One of the following ...................................................... 3 hours
MATH 1101 or MATH 1111... 3 hours
MATH 1113 or MATH 1113H ... 3 hours
MATH 2261 or MATH 2261H ... 4 hours
MATH 2262 ...4 hours

AREA B Institutional Options (Perspectives) 4 semester hours
Two different courses required, each from a different area of the Perspectives; all courses carry 2 semester credit hours.
1. Perspectives on Ethics/Values
2. Perspectives on Tradition and Change
3. Perspectives on Human Expression
4. Perspectives on the Environment/Physical World
5. Perspectives on Race/Gender
6. Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Understanding/Expression
7. Perspectives on the World of Work

AREA C Humanities / Fine Arts .................................................... 6 semester hours
One required course from the following ........................ 3 hours
ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2110H, ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2120H, ENGL 2130 or ENGL 2130H, ENGL 2140

One required course from the following ........................ 3 hours
ART 1100 or ART 1100H, COMM 1100, COMM 1110, DANC 1500, MUSC 1100, MUSC 1110, MUSC 1120, MUSC 1130, MDIA 2000, THEA 1100, PHIL 2010, or PHIL 2010H, PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H, REL 2020, WGST 2010, ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2110H, ENGL 2120, or ENGL 2120H, ENGL 2130 or ENGL 2130H, ENGL 2140, FREN 1001, FREN 1002, FREN 1111, FREN 2001, FREN 2002, GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, GRMN 1111, GRMN 2001, GRMN 2002, JAPN 1001, JAPN 1002, JAPN 1111, JAPN 2001, JAPN 2002, LATN 1001, LATN 1002, LATN 1111, LATN 2001, LATN 2002, RUSS 1001, RUSS 1002, RUSS 1111, RUSS 2001, RUSS 2002, SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 1111, SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2002H

Area D Science, Mathematics, and Technology ............................. 11 semester hours
AREA D.1
Any two courses from the following ............................. 8 hours
ASTR 1010K, ASTR 1020K, BIOL 1010/1020L, BIOL 1030/1040L, BIOL 1951H, BIOL 1952H, CHEM 1010, CHEM 1151K, CHEM 1152K, CHEM 1211and 1211L, CHEM 1212 and 1212L, GEOG 1112K, GEOG 1113K, GEOL 1121K, GEOL 1122K, PHYS 1111K, PHYS 1112K, PHYS 2211K, PHYS 2212K

Any one course from the following ............................... 3 hours
ASTR 1000, BIOL 1050, BIOL 1060, BIOL 1070, BIOL 1080, BIOL 1090, ENGR 1010, GEOG1110, GEOL 1110, MATH 1112, MATH 1261, MATH 2620, MATH 2261, MATH 2262, PHSC 1100

Area E Social Sciences ................................................................... 12 semester hours
POLS 1101 or POLS 1101H .............................................. 3 hours

One required course from the following ......................... 3 hours
HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H,
HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H

Any two courses from the following .............................. 6 hours
AFAM 2020/WGST 2020, ANTH 1102 or ANTH 1102H, ECON 1500, ECON 1900H, GEOG 1100, GEOG 1101, GEOG 1102, GEOG 1103, HIST 1011 or HIST 1011H, HIST 1012 or HIST 1012H, HIST 1013 or HIST 1013H, POLS 2101, POLS 2401 or POLS 2401H, POLS 2501, PSYC 2500 or PSYC 2500H, SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H, SOCI 1160

*Area F Requirements. ........................................................................... 18 hours
BIOL 2651, BIOL 2652 ........................................................... 8 hours
ACED 2400, PSYC 2700 ......................................................... 6 hours
KSPE 2150, HSAT 2050 ............................................................4 hours
*All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Professional Program Requirements. .................................................... 60 hours
HSAT 3200, HSAT 3420, HSAT 3430 ..........................................................9 hours
HSAT 4300, HSAT 4350. HSAT 4360, HSAT 4400 .................................16 hours
HSAT 3440, HSAT3441,  HSAT 4440, HSAT 4441, HSAT 4442. HSAT 4443  ….12 hours
HSAT 4250, HSAT 4450, HSAT 4490, HSAT 3020 .................................13 hours
HSAT 4600, HSAT 4491, HSAT 4700 ......................................................... 8 hours
HSAT 3500  ......................................................................................2 hours


Total hours required for the degree. ..................................................... 120 semester hours