Kinesiology and Athletic Training majors must have an overall 2.0 GPA and complete the following five-course core with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each class by the time they reach junior status (56 credits):
- College Algebra (MTH 103), College Algebra and Trigonometry (MTH 116), Survey of Calculus I (MTH 124) OR Calculus I (MTH 132)
- General Chemistry (CEM 141)
- Applied Human Anatomy (KIN 216) or Human Gross Anatomy (ANTR 350)
- Introduction to Physics (PHY 231)
- Introductory Physiology (PSL 250)
To be considered for direct admission into Kinesiology or Athletic Training, transfer students with more than 42 credits must meet the requirements listed above.
Athletic Training majors can apply for formal admission to the major professional track no earlier than February of the sophomore year. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition to the five-course core listed above, applicants must also complete the following courses (12 credits) with a minimum average GPA of 2.5 for the 12 credits:
- First Aid and Personal Safety (KIN 125)
- Introduction to Athletic Training (KIN 126)
- Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training (KIN 127)
- Observation/Introduction to Clinical Skills in AT (KIN 227 - two semesters)
- Pathology of Sports Injury (KIN 320)
Transfer students interested in Athletic Training should understand that it will take at least three years to complete the admission and formal program requirements after starting at Michigan State, longer if a significant number of the KIN Science Admission Core courses have not been completed.
All prospective students are encouraged to visit education.msu.edu/kin or contact an academic advisor as listed on the website.