Athletic training students may complete an accelerated pathway through the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training - Pre Professional Rehabilitation Sciences into the Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training – Professional Practice Program.
This accelerated pathway allows qualified undergraduate students with at least junior standing to take graduate coursework that will apply to both degrees.
The Athletic Training Department allows for an early/dual admission option for students from the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training - Pre Professional Rehabilitation Sciences into the Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training – Professional Practice Program. This permits qualified undergraduate Athletic Training Students to enter the University with provisional admission into the Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training – Professional Practice Program and to take graduate coursework that will apply to both the degrees. This option will allow qualified undergraduates to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees upon successful completion of the combined programs.
Direct Admit - Freshman
Incoming students are invited to apply for direct freshman entry into either the Accelerated or Early/Dual Admission options. Additionally, an incoming student with no more than twelve (12) college credits may also apply for the direct admit. Direct admit is a very distinctive feature of the program and if a student is offered direct admission to the MS in Athletic Training – Professional Practice Program, they must maintain Board of Governors’ Procedure/Standard Number 2016-25 and program standards to continue program matriculation.
The direct freshman admit is unique and removes much of the competitive pressure so admission into the professional phase of the program is guaranteed following completion of the required courses provided a student meets the standards described previously for program progression.
Direct admit will be limited to highly qualified applicants. Strong candidates for direct admit rank in the top quarter of their class, have comparable SAT or ACT test scores; and have demonstrated proficiency in their high school math and science courses.
Potential students interested in applying for direct admit should begin the application process for undergraduate admission in the fall of their senior year.
A student may be provisionally accepted into the MS in Athletic Training – Professional Practice Program in accordance with program policy and formally admitted upon completion of his/her undergraduate degree so long as all other program admission requirements have been met. Admission requirements are a Department and University decision.
To qualify for the Athletic Training accelerated pathway, a student must have attained at least junior standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 before taking graduate courses in the intended graduate program.
A student must have obtained a grade of “B” or higher in the graduate course in order for it to count towards the graduate degree program, while a grade of “C” or higher is necessary in order for it to count towards the undergraduate degree program.