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Early Assurance - Athletic Training

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Be Assured of Success

if you’re an incoming first-year undergraduate student interested in pursuing a path to becoming an athletic trainer, the AT Early Assurance Program can help you get there more confidently, more assuredly. 
 
Apply for the Early Assurance Program when you enroll in Manchester’s Exercise Science Program and receive structured guidance to help keep you on track. If eligible you can fill your reserved seat when it comes time for admittance into Manchester’s Master of Athletic Training Program. 
 

Eligibility 

To qualify for AT Early Assurance, students must: 

  • Meet all Manchester University undergraduate admission requirements 

  • Minimum required high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

Transition Options 

AT Early Assurance students have two options to make a smooth transition from exercise science into the Master of Athletic Training Program: 

3+2 Dual Degree Program (three years of undergraduate coursework) 

Candidates would complete an Exercise Science degree (or related degree) in three years, earning a bachelor’s degree. 

Successful candidates must meet required college GPA of 3.0 or higher upon application to the MAT Program. 

Traditional Degree Track (four years of undergraduate coursework) 

Candidates would complete an Exercise Science degree (or related degree) in four years, earning a bachelor’s degree. 

Successful candidates must meet required college GPA of 3.0 or higher upon application to the MAT Program.
 

Timeline

 Once admitted to AT Early Assurance, students will adhere to a predetermined timeline to provide information to academic advisors, Office of the Registrar, and MAT Program admissions personnel regarding their plans for possible entry into the professional program. MAT Program personnel will work closely with the undergraduate academic advisor and the Student Success system to track students through their undergraduate experience. 

 

Summer after High School: 

  • Students will connect with an academic advisor on the North Manchester campus, as well as an advisor from the Fort Wayne campus during Summer Registration Days. 

  • Students should notify academic advisors and admissions personnel regarding their transition option 

 

After Fall Semester First Year 

  • Students will connect with MAT Program academic advisor 

 

After Spring Semester, First Year: 

  • Students will connect with MAT Program academic advisor 

  • Students should notify academic advisors and admissions personnel which transition option they will pursue. 

  • Regular semester meetings will continue until student transitions into the Master of Athletic Training Program. Undergraduate academic advisors will help students schedule courses and discuss their progress throughout a student’s undergraduate academic experience. 

 

From Exercise Science to Athletic Training 

To maintain eligibility and transition into a seat with an incoming class of the Master of Athletic Training program, AT Early Assurance students must: 

  • Submit a ATCAS application by a predetermined internal deadline date (typically early September) prior to their intended entry date to the Manchester University Master of Athletic Training Program  

  • Complete prerequisite course requirements with grades of C or higher 

  • Successful candidates must meet required college GPA of 3.0 or higher upon application to the Master of Athletic Training Program. 

  • Complete all other admission requirements as outlined by the Master of Athletic Training Program 

  • Complete the program’s admissions interview process successfully  

  • Complete all required steps for matriculation into the Master of Athletic Training Program 

* Those who opt in to Early Assurance, but do not meet these requirements can still apply for admission under the regular admissions process.


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Contact us at:
Phone: 260-470-2703
Email: mat@manchester.edu

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