Best kinesiology or athletic training programs that I have a chance at getting into?

<p>My approximate grades/test/ecs for when I apply.</p>

<p>-3.4ish UW GPA w/only two years of honors math. Will be taking one or two college courses over summer and next school year
-4 years of football(w/ two leadership awards)
-4 years of Jazz band
-Got a 29 on my practice act(through a tutoring company so it is probably harder and will be studying alot) Hopefully can get atleast a 31 if not higher just have to figure out some timing issues)
-I am very passionate about going into physical therapy(don't know if this will help but I can probably right a great essay on why)
-Am trying to volunteer at a hospital PT clinic </p>

<p>I would really like to go to the best program available because I really love learning about these things.</p>

<p>Use the Supermatch engine available on the CC main site.</p>

<p>Many (probably most of the good ones) AT programs do not admit at the frosh/new student level. You apply after taking some pre-reqs.</p>

<p>Your big in-state U is often the best option for this.</p>

<p>Where do you live?</p>

<p>I live in California. I’m ok going out of state, I just want the best education I can get. I’m still 50/50 between kinesiology or AT; do they both not admit until after frosh level? That wouldn’t really be a big concern though I am confident I can be a high A student, my gpa isn’t a good reflection of my abilities(unmotivated fresh/soph year which won’t be a problem because I’m super interested in this stuff and know where it’s taking me). I really just want to find the best education I can get in to.</p>

<p>Pretty much all of the schools in the major sports conferences have really good AT and/or kinesiology (or exercise science) programs. Almost all AT programs do not admit at the frost level. Some kinesiology or exercise science programs also do not admit at the fresh level. You will have to go out to individual program websites and see if they admit frosh. Whatever you do, don’t go into too much debt. The pay for AT is pretty low.</p>

<p>Schools with good programs that you probably have the scores and grades for…</p>

<p>Colorado State
Arizona State
Iowa State
Minnesota (might be a reach with your GPA)
Oregon State

<p>Thanks so much! </p>

<p>If you want to go into physical therapy why are you looking at kinesiology or AT? There are some excellent PT programs available, some that take you for 5 or 6 years to complete all the way through your Masters of PhD, which seems to be required nowadays. </p>

<p>Really? I thought it was undergrad then gradschool? However I don’t think I would want to be getting my PT Master’s or PhD at any schools I could get into now. I want to work my a$$ of through undergrad and get into an elite grad program. This would only be adding on an extra year-ish right?</p>

<p>The professional degree for physical therapy is DPT, not a master’s or a PhD.
Here are more schools for you to look into for Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology/Exercise Science: </p>

<p>University of Florida
University of Maryland
University of South Carolina</p>

<p>These all have robust departments with equipment/laboratories that are used in undergraduate teaching (due to the presence of PhD programs in the department). UF and U of South Carolina also have DPT programs where you can shadow/gain experience. The combination of the two makes for , I imagine, pre-health offices familiar with pre-DPT students. </p>

<p>University of Miami is a medium-sized private school with what appears to be a decent exercise physiology department. They also have a highly-ranked DPT program with connections to sports teams in Miami. I am not sure if they favor their own undergrads in admissions, but I imagine it cannot hurt. </p>

<p>Thanks so much, I think that I will want to try to go to grad school in California because that is where I want to live and I have a feeling gaining connections through grad school could be important. For undergrad though it could be kind of refreshing to get out of soCal so I’m open to go anywhere. I’m gonna look into all of those places though, thank you so much. </p>