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Pre-Athletic Training

Drake offers a pre-Athletic Training (pre-AT) program for those interested in an athletic training degree, allowing you to begin working toward your Master’s degree right out of high school. As a pre-athletic training student, you will complete three years in the pre-AT track, followed by two years in the Master of Athletic Training program. A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree is awarded after the first year in the Master's program. This pre-athletic training professional track includes several benefits:

  • You will be guaranteed an interview for admission to Drake's Master of Athletic Training program as you complete the pre-AT track. 
  • An Athletic Training faculty mentor/adviser and the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management 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 courses from the Health Sciences major which will provide you with job shadowing experiences, career exploration opportunities, innovation and practice management skills, and health care system understanding.

Learn more about one of the best athletic training programs, what the athletic training major has to offer, and admissions to the program.