The Pre-Athletic Training Track prepares students for admission into a professional-level masters degree program in Athletic Training. Accelerated program progression allows students who meet eligibility requirements to apply for early admission into IUP’s Master of Science program in Athletic Training program. Students will work closely with an advisor to ascertain the likelihood of early admission into graduate school and will be advised to switch into another PESP Track if appropriate. The first four semesters of the Pre-Athletic Training Track align closely with the Exercise Science Track and allows for seamless transition into Exercise Science if early admission requirements are not likely to be met by the end of the sixth semester. The masters degree in athletic training will be implemented beginning Summer 2020.