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BA in Health Sciences/MA in Athletic Training

BE AN EXPERT ON THE FIELD. Athletic training majors share these qualities: a drive to perform at the highest standard, a spirit of compassion, and a desire to integrate their faith with the healing process. In partnership with Trinity Graduate School, we will provide everything you need to become an athletic trainer in five years. We will train you in injury prevention, rehabilitation, immediate care, and professional responsibility.
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Why study for a BA in Health Sciences/MA in Athletic Training at TIU?
Understanding bone and muscle structure will only take you so far… you need hands-on experience to make the theoretical become a practical reality. As an Health Sciences/Athletic Training dual major, you will have the chance to interact with certified athletic trainers in professional settings through your required internship. Many of our students have interned at AthletiCo, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Lake County High Schools, and Accelerated Rehab. In addition to your internship, you will be able to put your skills to the test by working with TIU’s athletic department.

How long will it take me to earn my degree?
This dual degree program is an accelerated program where an undergraduate student, during their junior year, may apply to the MA in Athletic Training program at Trinity Graduate School. Both degrees can be completed in a total of five years.

Did you know?
You will have the opportunity to practice your skills on the field with any of our various university sports teams, including football, men and women’s soccer or basketball, and more.

SEE REQUIRED COURSES

HEALTH SCIENCES BA / ATHLETIC TRAINING MA

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
Health Sciences course
Course Title Credits
HS 161 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HS 162 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Services 1 hour
HS 165 Responding to Emergencies and
Sport Safety Training
3 hours
HS 168 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury 3 hours
HS 201 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours
HS 202* Nutrition 3 hours
HS 251 Kinesiology 3 hours
HS 454 Measurement, Research, Statistics and Technology 3 hours
HS 490 Seminar in Interprofessional Health Services 1 hour
Biology
BIO 111* General Biology 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
Math
MA 285X* Statistics 4 hours
Bioethics
BE 474X
OR
BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
Psychology
PSY 140* Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
HPW 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology 3 hours
Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis
CH103* Introduction to Chemistry 4 hours
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PHY 112 General Physics II 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
HS 351 Biomechanics 3 hours
HS 480
OR
HS 5111
Professional Rotation in Health Sciences
OR
Athletic Training Clinical I
1 hour
Highly Recommended Athletic Training courses
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
HS 365 Motor Learning and Lifespan Development 3  hours
HS 370 Intro. to Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation 3  hours
HS 380 Advanced Functional Anatomy 3  hours
Choose one:
PSY 335 Child Development
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 339 Adult Development
* Fulfills a general education requirement
GRADUATE COURSES
Health Sciences Courses
HS 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought
in Health Sciences
3 hours
HS 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement
in Health Sciences
3 hours
HS 5111 Athletic Training Clinical I 1 hour
HS 5112 Athletic Training Clinical II 2 hours
HS 5168 Prevention and Care of Emergent
Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illnesses
3 hours
HS 5202 Nutritional Considerations in Healthcare 3 hours
HS 5261 Clinical Examination & Diagnosis I –
Lower Extremity
3 hours
HS 5262 Clinical Examination & Diagnosis II –
Upper Extremity
3 hours
HS 5263 Clinical Examination & Diagnosis III –
Head, Spine, & Pelvis
3 hours
HS 5271 Therapeutic Interventions I – Lower Extremity 2 hours
HS 5272 Therapeutic Interventions II – Upper Extremity 2 hours
HS 5273 Therapeutic Interventions III – Head, Spine, & Pelvis 2 hours
HS 5311 Athletic Training Clinical III 2 hours
HS 5312 Athletic Training Clinical IV 2 hours
HS 5410* Athletic Training Seminar 1 hour
HS 6285 Statistics and Research in Healthcare 3 hours
HS 6401 Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids 3 hours
HS 6430 General Medical Conditions 3 hours
HS 6450 Leadership and Professional
Development in Healthcare
3 hours
HS 6456 Healthcare Administration 3 hours
HS 6470 Psychosocial Aspects and Behavioral Change 3 hours
HS 6511 Athletic Training Clinical Capstone I 2 hours
HS 6512 Athletic Training Clinical Capstone II 2 hours
Biology
BIO 5040 Gross Anatomy 4 hours
BIO 6040 Pathophysiology 3 hours
Bioethics
BE 5100 Intensive Bioethics Institute 3 hours
BE 5299 The Clinical Context 1 hour
BE 5300 Clinical Issues in Bioethics 2 hours
*1-credit hour course taken during each of six semesters
Required Additional Fees:
There are extra costs once you are admitted to the professional phase of the Athletic Training program. These costs are in addition to tuition, room and board fees, and course/lab fees charged by the university, and include the following:
Annual Apparel Fee: $100
Annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Student Membership Fee: $75
Annual CPR Renewal Fee: $30
One-Time Athletic Training Program Learning Management System Access Fee: $90
One-Time Background Check Fee: $35
Attendance at the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA) Annual Symposium (required once prior to graduation): $25 registration, plus additional costs for transportation and hotel. IATA alternates between Springfield and the Chicagoland area.
Attendance at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) Annual Symposium (required once prior to graduation): $70 registration, plus additional costs for transportation and hotel. GLATA is located approximately 10 miles from TIU’s campus.
Attendance for at least one ACES BOC Preparatory Workshop prior to graduation: $175 registration, typically hosted on-campus.
Students are also responsible for transportation costs to and from clinical sites and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (30 miles round-trip from TIU). Carpooling is encouraged when possible.
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BA/MA in Bioethics

Be ready to make a difference. If you want to have the credentials and the credibility to influence the crucial ethical decisions facing our contemporary culture, here is your chance. The Dual Degree in Bioethics will allow you to engage thoughtfully, compassionately and biblically with bioethical issues like medical ethics, embryonic stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion. Our students who have completed the MA in Bioethics attest to the competitive advantage this credential affords them as they apply for jobs or pursue admission to medical schools, graduate schools, and other professional schools.
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Why study the BA/MA in Bioethics at Trinity?
Trinity’s Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Bioethics program is ideal if you are entering the workplace and desire to thoughtfully engage with the contemporary issues of our culture in more depth. If you plan on becoming a healthcare professional, lawyer, scientist, educator, minister, nonprofit leader, or you aspire to address bioethics issues in your future career, you will find that this program is exactly what you need. As part of the program, you will have various opportunities for internships and networking. Opportunities are also available through our world-class Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on the Deerfield campus.

How long will it take me to earn my Degree?
You’ll earn your bachelor’s and master’s in as little as 4 total years (including the summer after completion of your undergraduate degree). The Dual Degree can be entered as early as the summer before the junior year, with completion of the master’s degree possible in the summer following the senior year of college, in time to enter professional and graduate schools along with your peers.

Did you know?
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, located on campus, makes it possible for you to regularly engage with contemporary bioethical issues!

SEE REQUIRED COURSES

BA/MA in Bioethics

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE & JR. YEAR UNDERGRAD COURSES 
Course Title Credits
BI 101 Understanding the Old Testament –or–
BI 111 Understanding the New Testament 3 hours
BI 210 Biblical Interpretation 3 hours
PH 180 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
BIO 111 General Biology –or–
BIO 103 Introductory Biology 3 hours

Other general education courses and required major courses

Undergraduate general education requirements that will be fulfilled by graduate-level courses and need not be duplicated with undergraduate work:

ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought replaces either BI 101 or BI 111

ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement replaces one course in the Religious and Ethnic Diversity subcategory

Any Approved Undergraduate major, general education, or elective course: (3 hours) of graduate credit can replace 3 hours of undergraduate credit.

Service Learning Requirement:

Students can fulfill Trinity College’s Service Learning Requirement by working with The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on the summer National Bioethics Conference, with optional free attendance at the conferences in the summers following the freshman and sophomore years.

JUNIOR YEAR
Upon completion of 70 hours with a 3.0 GPA, students must submit an application and letter of recommendation to Trinity Graduate School Admissions to be accepted to the Dual Degree Program.
SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR
GRADUATE COURSE WORK
Course Title Credits
ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought* 3 hours
ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement* 3 hours
BE 5100 Intensive Bioethics Institute 4 hours
BE 5900 Bioethics National Conference 3 hours
*These two courses begin in the summer and are completed in the fall session.
SENIOR YEAR
GRADUATE COURSE WORK
Complete course requirements for general education and major. A full academic course load must include at least 12 hours of graduate and undergraduate courses per semester.
Fall Semester:
Complete or take ID 5001 and IDS 5002 (6 hours)
Course Title Credits
PR 7220 Ethical Theory 3 hours
Spring Semester:
Course Title Credits
BE 5499 The Public Policy Context (optional) 1 hour
BE 5500 Bioethics and Public Policy 2 hours
BE 5299 The Clinical Context 1 hour
BE 5300 Clinical Issues in Bioethics 2 hours
—Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree Completed—
SUMMER FOLLOWING SENIOR YEAR
GRADUATE COURSE WORK
Course Title Credits
BE 6500 Advanced Bioethics Institute 4 hours
BE 5900 Bioethics National Conference 3 hours
BE 7700 Bioethics Seminar 3 hours
Bioethics Capstone:
Course Title Credits
BE 7476 Bioethics Comprehensive Examination –or–
BE 7478 Bioethics Capstone Projects –or–
BE 7480 Bioethics Capstone Integrative Paper –or–
BE 7485 Thesis† 0-4 hours
†BE 7485 requires ID 6910, a research methods course, as a prerequisite.
—Master of Arts Degree Completed—
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BA/MA in Leadership

BE A KINGDOM LEADER. The Master of Arts in Leadership develops and equips emerging and current leaders who can ethically respond to the demands of a globalized, knowledge-based society. The degree prepares graduates to creatively and knowledgeably lead others in a Christ-honoring way.
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WHY STUDY A BA/MA IN LEADERSHIP?

No matter what level people work at within an organization, their jobs require proficiency at “soft skills,” such as working with people and being self directed. Employers expect universities to prepare graduates with these skills, and the BA/MA in Leadership helps students meet this expectation. The skills emphasized in Leadership studies—critical thinking, problem solving, and communication—equip TIU students to make a redemptive difference in today’s world. This program is open to a wide range of business professionals, pastors, and nonprofit leaders seeking professional and personal skill development. This program is perfect for both seasoned and emerging leaders with a desire to learn biblical approaches to leadership.

How long will it take me to earn my degree?
You’ll earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as 5 total years.

Did you know?
As part of your coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge in a leadership practicum.

SEE REQUIRED COURSES

BA/MA in Leadership Courses

Other general education courses and required major courses.

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE & JUNIOR YEARS:
Course Title Credits
Undergraduate Course Work:
BI 101 Understanding the Old Testament –or–
BI 111 Understanding the New Testament 3 hours
BI 210 Biblical Interpretation 3 hours
PH 180 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
Undergraduate general education requirements that will be fulfilled by graduate-level courses and need not be duplicated with undergraduate work:
ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought replaces either BI 101 or BI 111
ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement replaces one course in the Religious and Ethnic Diversity subcategory
One LR course (3 hours) replaces 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit.
JUNIOR YEAR:
Upon completion of 70 hours with a 3.0 GPA, students must submit an application and letter of recommendation to Trinity Graduate School Admissions to be accepted into the Dual Degree Program. Student takes ID 5001, ID 5002.
SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR:
Optional: Student takes modular courses in the May/July summer sessions.
SENIOR YEAR:
Student completes requirements for BA graduation. Student takes graduate courses, schedule permitting.
—Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree Completed—
SUMMER FOLLOWING SENIOR YEAR:
Student takes modular courses in the May/July summer sessions.
Student takes any remaining course work in Fall. Student completes coursework for MA program.
Student completes requirements for MA graduation.
—Master of Arts Degree Completed—
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MA IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

Trinity Graduate School offers a Master of Arts in Athletic Training (MA/AT) degree. This degree program allows two routes of entry. The first option is the dual degree option that allows you to take graduate coursework toward the MA/AT while completing your BA in Exercise Science with Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis. If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree from another university, we encourage you to apply and, assuming adequate completion of admission requirements, earn the MA/AT program in two calendar years.
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Why study the MA in Athletic Training?

The dual degree program is an accelerated program where an undergraduate student, during their junior year at Trinity, may apply to the MA/AT program at TGS. Trinity BA-Exercise Science with Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis students admitted to the MA/AT program will complete their BA degree upon completion of the first 21 credits of the MA/AT program (completion of the Summer and Fall Year 1 courses).

The second option applies to individuals applying to TGS that have met the MA/AT prerequisite admission requirements outlined below. Students applying to the MA/AT program with a bachelor’s degree from TIU or from another university, can enroll in the program. This consists of 75 credits for the master’s degree, and meets or exceeds all of the competencies and requirements set forth by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the national board certification examination, administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).

MA IN BIOETHICS

The MA in Bioethics (MA/BE) gives students the ethical tools they need to address pressing contemporary issues of medicine, health care, technology, and theology. This program equips students to analyze these issues from a biblical-theological perspective and to understand other influential contemporary outlooks on these issues in healthcare, biotechnology, family, and society.
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Why study the MA in Bioethics?
Whether you are preparing for a career in healthcare, science, law, church ministry, education, or advocacy, the MA in Bioethics will provide the bioethical understanding and Christian foundation you need to approach your work with skill and spiritual sensitivity. You will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in class and during our annual bioethics conference, where you can explore the variety of disciplines that intersect with bioethics.

MA IN LEADERSHIP

The MA in Leadership (MA/L) equips students to lead adaptively to meet the challenges of the business, community, international, and nonprofit organizations.
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Why study the MA in Leadership at TGS?
The MA in Leadership program is intended for faith-minded individuals who want to enhance their leadership capabilities. Perhaps you are a middle manager who wants more education to increase your leadership knowledge as you increase your job responsibilities. Perhaps God is calling you to work with diverse groups of individuals to realize certain goals, but you need more tools to do this well. Or, maybe you’re enrolled in another graduate or divinity school program and want to add a second degree to hone your skills for success. The MA in Leadership program might just be the bridge you need to get to the next level.

MA IN TEACHING

For more than ten years, Trinity has been helping working adults become licensed teachers in the state of Illinois. In our Master of Arts in Teaching degree, you will gain the experience you need to be an excellent teacher and a spiritually sensitive educator. This program seeks to develop highly qualified Christian teachers who view teaching as a mission; they nurture students, reflect critically on practice, and facilitate classroom experience to maximize the potential of all learners.
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Why study the MA in Teaching at TGS?
If you want to make a difference in the lives of students, the MA in Teaching degree is just what you’re looking for. In only three semesters of course work and one semester of clinical practice, you will be able to earn your Illinois teaching license, specializing in elementary or secondary education. 

Trinity’s MA in Teaching program is specifically designed to serve the unique educational characteristics and scheduling needs of adult learners. Classes meet one evening a week, and small cohort groups provide mutual support throughout the program. The MA in Teaching program allows you to continue to work full-time until you begin clinical practice.

MASTER'S OF EDUCATION

The MEd helps classroom teachers position themselves for professional advancement as an instructional expert who is ready to teach all learners well. The program includes coursework in differentiation, gifted, special education (LBS1), and English as a second language (ESL) and prepares educators to apply for up to two additional endorsements.
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Why study the Master of Education at TGS?
This degree is available exclusively online! Every course involves continual online interactions with highly qualified professors and with cohort members. Some online synchronous meetings will be required. For more information, visit Trinity Online.


“I haven’t had struggles that other classroom teachers have had with being able to differentiate appropriately. I have learners that are at a first- or second-grade level in a fourth-grade classroom, and I have students that are above a fourth-grade level. But because of this graduate program, I can differentiate in a way that other teachers haven’t even been exposed to yet.”

—Melissa Ramlow, MEd graduate


MULTIPLE MASTERS' PROGRAMS

Our Multiple Masters' programs are offered in partnership with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. They allow graduate students to earn a second Master of Arts in minimal time, or to complete a Master of Divinity in addition to their current degree.
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Trinity Graduate School currently offers five (5) Multiple Masters’ programs. We offer:

MA in Bioethics/MA in Chaplaincy and Ministry Care

MA in Bioethics/Master of Divinity

MA in Bioethics/MA in Leadership

MA in Bioethics/MA in Ministry

MA in Bioethics/MA Theological Studies