Drake will offer a pre-Athletic Training (pre-AT) track (or entry-level program), allowing you to begin working toward your Master’s degree right out of high school. As a pre-AT student, you will complete three years in the pre-AT track, followed by two years in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree is awarded after the first year in the Master's program. This pre-professional track includes several benefits:
- You will be guaranteed an interview for admission to Drake's Master of Science in Athletic Training program as you complete the pre-AT track.
- An Athletic Training faculty mentor/adviser and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs are available to provide resources and support.
- You can pursue membership in professional organizations, providing the chance to network with fellow students across the state and country.
- You will enroll in an Issues in Health Sciences course series through which you'll gain job shadowing experiences, career exploration opportunities, innovation and practice management skills, and health care system understanding.