Early Admittance

Franklin College 3+2 students have an option to apply for early admittance into the MSAT program. Students are eligible to apply for early admittance after the completion of the following requirements:

  • KIN 210 or BIO 210
  • One additional prerequisite course:
    • KIN 220 or BIO 215
    • EXE 234, EXE 244, or EXE 372
    • EXE 119
    • EXE 208
    • PSY 117
    • MAT 224 or PSY 224
  • Grade of “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses completed at the time of application
  • Minimum prerequisite course GPA of 3.4
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.4
  • 25 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation: One from a faculty member and one from either a certified athletic trainer, physician, or other healthcare provider
  • Current resume

Information for students applying to Exercise Science and early admittance to the MSAT simultaneously

For those students completing a 3+2 with Exercise Science, applications for early admittance to the MSAT may be completed at the same time as application to the major program. However, even though the application process is happening simultaneously, acceptance to the Exercise Science program does not ensure acceptance to early admittance for the MSAT. The requirements for students applying to both programs simultaneously are as follows.

Exercise science application requirements:

  • Grade of “C” or higher in EXE 234 and EXE 244
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume

Additional MSAT application requirements:

  • Minimum prerequisite course GPA of 3.4
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.4
  • 25 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer
  • Two letters of recommendation: One from a faculty member and one from either a certified athletic trainer, physician, or other healthcare provider

Retention Requirements for Early Admittance to the MSAT

  • Students who earn early admittance will be reviewed at the end of each semester to assure they are continuing to meet the following benchmarks:
  • Grade of “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses
  • Minimum prerequisite course GPA of 3.4
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.4
  • 10 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer each semester after the completion of the initial 25 hours required for application

Early admittance will be revoked from students who do not continually meet the required benchmarks. If early admittance is revoked, a student may reapply to the MSAT via the traditional route through ATCAS if and when he/she becomes eligible.