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Direct Admission

Whitworth's Direct Admission program is an opportunity for new freshman and transfer students to be admitted directly from Whitworth's undergraduate, pre-athletic training program to the graduate, professional phase of the athletic training program.

Direct Admission Requirements

Direct admissions is available for both high school students and transfer students who declare pre-athletic training (B.S. Health Science, pre-athletic training or B.A. Kinesiology) as an academic major on their Whitworth applications.

Direct admission spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are not accepted through direct admissions are still eligible for regular admission. If you already hold your bachelor's degree and are interested in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program, please apply through graduate admissions.

To be considered for direct admission, you must meet the requirements outlined below.

High School Students (Incoming Freshmen)

  • Be admitted to Whitworth
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Declare pre-athletic training as your primary academic interest on your Whitworth University application.

Transfer Students

  • Be admitted to Whitworth
  • Have a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0
  • Declare pre-athletic training as your primary academic interest on your Whitworth University application.

To maintain the direct admission offer and enter the graduate program, you must meet the maintenance criteria outlined below:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at Whitworth;
  • Meet all regular admission requirements prior to starting the graduate coursework, including earning a grade of "C" or greater on all pre-requisite coursework; and
  • Submit all required graduate application materials prior to starting the graduate coursework. 

How to Apply for Direct Admission

By selecting a pre-athletic training option as your first-choice major on your Whitworth application, you will automatically be eligible to be considered for Direct Admission. You will receive an email inviting you to apply for Direct Admission and with specific instructions to follow.

The priority application date is Nov. 30. All other applications must be received by March 1.

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Whitworth's pre-athletic training majors include: