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How to Apply for the Athletic Training Early Assurance Program

Outstanding high school seniors are invited to apply for Ohio University’s Early Assurance Program for the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT).

Early assurance program students apply for admission to the PMSAT program while they are still in high school, and a slot in the master’s program is reserved for them as long as they maintain program requirements during their undergraduate time at OHIO. 

The master's in athletic training is a rigorous and selective graduate program that allows selected students to combine classroom knowledge and skills with experience at a variety of clinical sites. Athletic trainers often provide health care services to high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. They also work in orthopedic clinics, industrial settings, the military, NASA, the performing arts, hospitals, and physician offices.


  • Have an ACT composite score of 25 or greater or an SAT score of 1200 or greater
  • Have the equivalent high school GPA of 3.5 or greater on  4.0 scale
  • Have applied to Ohio University (and eventually earn admission) to one of the following majors:
    • Exercise physiology
    • Exercise physiology Pre-Athletic Training
    • Exercise physiology Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Biological Sciences
    • Biological Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Related honors programs

Application Process

The Athletic Training Early Assurance Program application deadline is February 1, 2020. To be considered, students must submit the Early Assurance Program application, including a response to the essay question. For best consideration, applicants should also submit at least one letter of recommendation that speaks to their interest in athletic training (this can be from a teacher, mentor, or athletic trainer) if one was not already included as part of their undergraduate application.

You will need your OHIO ID and password to apply. If you haven't activated your OHIO ID, please visit the admitted student website and use your PID to get started. If you need assistance with your OHIO ID and password, visit the OHIO Information Technology website or call 740.593.1222.

Apply now

For more information, visit the Athletic Training website. Please contact Professional Athletic Training Program Director Kristine Ensign at ensign@ohio.edu with any questions about the Athletic Training Early Assurance Program.