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MSAT Online LibGuide

Developing Your Academic Degree Plan

Students develop their own academic degree plans (ADPs) based on their elective interests. Students choose one elective track to complete their degree plan. Students may take one or two classes per block throughout the course of study and can modify their ADP at any time by contacting Mrs. Schmitt (kaylynnschmitt@atsu.edu).

We suggest the following to aid students in understanding material that builds on other courses, but will allow students to develop their own academic degree plans. 

  • Complete the Clinical Decision-Making courses (7110, 7120, 7130, 7140) early on
  • Complete 8010: Research Methods before 8020: Methods of Data Analysis
  • If you choose the rehabilitation elective track, complete 7230: Assessment of Movement Dysfunction prior to 7240: Corrective Techniques for Movement Dysfunction

The program does reserve the right to make modifications to a student's ADP to ensure a course will run during a particular block. The order of courses within a track may change based on faculty availability, however  one course from each track will be offered each block starting in 2019-2020 academic year.

Note: If a new students begins the program in a block 2 and are using federal financial aid, they will have to take two courses in a block 2 start.  This is to meet the federal guidelines of a minimum of 5 credits per semester for financial aid eligibility.

MSAT Course Offerings

All courses officially start the Monday of the first week of the block. Students will have access to course materials throughout the 10 weeks of the course and for 30 days following the completion of the course, at which time the course will be closed to student access. It is recommended that students download course materials as they progress through the course. 

Academic Degree FAQ

What is an Academic Degree Plan?

Academic Degree Plans (ADP’s) give the program the ability to project student enrollment in each course. All MS-AT students are required to complete an ADP when admitted into the program.  Billing for all courses in the program will be done off the current ADP on file.

What happens if I want to change my ADP?

While you can make changes to your ADP, we encourage you to plan carefully when developing your initial ADP. If you want to make a change, contact Kaylynn Schmitt (kaylynnschmitt@atsu.edu) to start the process.  All changes will need to be made one month prior to the start of the upcoming course.

What if I don’t know what classes I want to take?

If you need additional guidance or would like to discuss any special circumstances, please contact Kaylynn Schmitt (kaylynnschmitt@atsu.edu) for guidance.

What if I don’t know if I want to take one or two course per block yet?

It is suggested to weigh your employment obligations with your course load and determine how much time you can dedicate to classwork. It is estimated that each MSAT course requires 8-10 hours per week.

I accidentally submitted my ADP before I reviewed the entire selections I made. What do I do now?

Contact Kaylynn Schmitt (kaylynnschmitt@atsu.edu) and she will update your ADP

When will I see my course in CampusNexus?

The courses will be updated in CampusNexus approximately 3 week before you start your first block.  All courses will be preloaded based on your approved ADP.  It is the students responsibility to make sure that they are registered for the correct courses and it matches the approved ADP.


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