Early Admission Pathways

The University of Cincinnati offers two early admission pathways for students in Health Science - Pre-Athletic Training. These pathways will allow gain early assurance into UC's Master of Athletic Training program.  

Accelerated Early Assurance Pathway

Designed for students who enter the Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training Pathway as a first-year student. Transfer/transfer students may be eligible for the Accelerated Early Assurance program depending on their previous course credits. 

Incoming first-year, Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training students are automatically enrolled on the Accelerated Early Assurance Pathway - which will allow you to complete your undergraduate degree and the MS in Athletic Training program in just 5 years. To determine continued eligibility, the progress of Pre-AT students will be evaluated prior to the start of their 3rd year fall semester, as the MSAT application and admission cycle is beginning.  

To remain in good standing in Accelerated Assurance Pathway:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.33 at the time of application.
  • Must have an MSAT essential pre-requisite course GPA of ≥ 3.0 at the time of application.      
  • Membership in either REHABCATS, the Health Sciences Club, or HealthCats (west campus student organization for UG students in pre-health professions majors) 

**Please Note:  We realize your cumulative GPA and pre-requisite GPA may dip below these scores in your academic career due to challenging coursework. It is important as you enter the fall semester of the 3rd year that you meet these minimum GPA standards as we will be evaluating continued enrollment eligibility at this time.  Keep in mind, you have the summer semesters prior to this "check" to grade replace any courses that may have compromised your GPA. Students who continue on the Accelerated Pathway must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  If the cumulative GPA drops below this requirement, the student will move into the Standard Early Assurance Pathway.  

By August 15th going into year 3, HLSC-Pre AT students should request a verification from the program to ensure that all Accelerated Entry Pathway criteria will be met by the end of spring semester year 3. In order to request verification, please email athletictraining@uc.edu. Once verified, the student must complete the application to the MSAT program in ATCAS.  After your ATCAS application is submitted and verified you will received an email from the UC Graduate School to create an account and pay the supplemental application fee. This must be completed by November 15 in order for the student to be considered for scholarship awards. 

Early Assurance Pathway

Designed for students who transfer/transition into Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training or for students who do not need the requirements for the Accelerated Assurance Pathway.

The Early Assurance Pathway allows you to reserve your spot in the MS in Athletic Training program if you are not eligible for the accelerated pathway. This pathway will take you six years and includes four years of undergraduate education and two years of graduate education. 

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