What will I learn?

Overview

The University of Cincinnati offers a Pre-Athletic Training track within the Health Sciences major that specifically prepares you for entry into graduate level Athletic Training programs. The program also provides you with alternative options at the bachelor’s level including a variety of fitness related certifications and careers.

The program gives you a hands on undergraduate experience where you can gain direct patient care experiences through service learning and research opportunities in some of the top health care facilities, learn alongside other allied health professions, and develop a strong foundational understanding of the human body through active labs.

The bachelor’s degree program meets and exceeds the requirements for application to most athletic training graduate programs to ensure you are prepared for the rigor of any future professional program. The comprehensive background in the basic sciences combined with applied studies in exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, sports and wellness puts most graduates in a position to be competitive graduate school candidates.

Career

The most common career goal for students in the Health Sciences – Pre-Athletic Training track is becoming an athletic trainer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for athletic trainer is expected to grow 19% by 2028 (much faster than the national average) and the current median pay is 48,440 per year.

Athletic trainers generally work in: Educational settings: universities and colleges, high schools, Private offices and clinics; Hospitals; Fitness centers; Physicians’ offices; Professional sports teams and more.

If you decide not to pursue an athletic training degree, you will be prepared for a variety of other graduate programs, certifications and employment opportunities.

Which department am I in?

College of Allied Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,972.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 November 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 9 May 2022, 22 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

UC Uptown Campus East

University of Cincinnati Medical Center,

234 Goodman Street,

CINCINNATI,

Ohio,

45219, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

First-year applicants (sometimes referred to as freshman) are students who have completed high school and have not earned college course credit since graduating. English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

For international students

First-year applicants (sometimes referred to as freshman) are students who have completed high school and have not earned college course credit since graduating.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Cincinnati

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