Accelerated Early Assurance Pathway

Accelerated Early Assurance Pathway into UC's Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program. 

Designed for students who enter the Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training Pathway coming out of high school as a first-year student. Transfer/transition 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 in the Accelerated Early Assurance Pathway - which will allow you to complete your undergraduate degree and the MS in Athletic Training program in 5 years. To determine continued eligibility, the Pre-AT students should consult with their Academic Advisor to verify a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and that the student can complete all courses through end of junior year prior to starting the MSAT program.  

To remain in good standing in Accelerated Assurance Pathway:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.2 at the time of application.
  • Must have C or higher in all pre-requisite courses (C- is not accepted)*.      
  • Membership in either REHABCATS, the Health Sciences Club, or HealthCats (west campus student organization for UG students in pre-health professions majors) 

* Current HSLC Pre-AT students as of spring 2024 with a C- prior to spring 2024 semester will be allowed.

We realize your cumulative GPA may dip below 3.2 in your academic career due to challenging coursework. It is important as you enter the fall semester of the 3rd year that you meet the minimum GPA standard.  Keep in mind, you have the summer semester prior to the 3rd year to grade replace any courses that may have compromised your GPA.   

By April 1 going into summer before 3rd year, HLSC-Pre AT students should check with their Academic Advisor on eligibility to the Accelerated Program and fill out this intent to apply form.  Accelerated Early Assurance Students will receive a confirmation email from the program to proceed with starting an application to the MSAT program via ATCAS.  This confirmation will come at the beginning of the fall semester, after confirming any summer coursework that may have been completed.

Please Note: Accelerated Early Assurance Students need to wait until fall grades are posted in mid-December to submit transcripts to ATCAS.  

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