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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:
Master of Science–Athletic Training
Master of Science–Occupational Therapy
Master of Science–Physician Assistant Studies
Doctorate of Athletic Training – Athletic Training
Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy
Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sycamore Wellness and Applied Medicine Center, RM 265
Web site: http://web.indstate.edu/health/department/amr
Department Chairperson: John Henry Pommier, Ph.D., CTRS, ATRIC
The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation offers five professional allied health care programs: Occupational Therapy Program (OT), Physician Assistant Program (M.S.), Physical Therapy Program (D.P.T.), and Post-Professional Athletic Training Education Program (D.A.T.).
The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation is located in the College of Health and Human Services and is housed in the Sycamore Center for Wellness and Applied Medicine. The Department includes the Clinical Instructional Laboratory, Instructional examination rooms, Applied Medicine Research Center, Physical Therapy Laboratory, and Occupational Therapy Laboratories. In addition, the Simulation Center, Indiana State University’s Center for Sports Medicine and Performance, Indiana State University Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, and the Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Motor Learning Laboratories support the graduate curricula and research.
The department’s programs are designed to develop students into scholarly clinicians who value inter-professional practice. In order to accomplish this, students take courses that increase their depth of knowledge in athletic training, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies and physical therapy through lecture, laboratory, inter-professional activities and discussion. All students have to complete a research experience either through a master’s thesis or graduate research project.
The clinical Doctorate in Athletic Training (DAT) program is for a credentialed athletic trainer who seeks advanced coursework and applied research. Alumni of the program will become clinical scholars with advanced knowledge and skills needed for the delivery of patient care at the highest levels. Individuals with a clinical doctorate would be expected to provide leadership and innovation in the advanced practice and instruction of Athletic Training. Indiana State University provides the first and only Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Education (CAATE) accredited DAT program in the nation.
The program is delivered using a combination of online learning and intensive hands-on learning. Cohorts of up to 25 students engage in periods of both online and face-to-face faculty-student interactions to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities. Campus requirements total approximately 12-15 days annually (4-5 days per semester). The program must be completed in 6 semesters (24 months) of continuous, full-time enrollment.
The mission of the clinical Doctorate in Athletic Training (DAT) Program is to develop clinical scholars with knowledge, skills, leadership, and innovation needed for the delivery of advanced patient care and instruction of Athletic Training. We are proud of our tradition of excellence and are dedicated to inclusiveness, community engagement, and creating an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment. Our graduates will not only be advocates for patients and the professional Athletic Training, but also productive citizens of the world.
1. Advocacy, Education, and Leadership–Students will demonstrate advocacy, educational, and leadership skills for the advancement of the profession.
2. Integrative Health Care–Students will engage in a comprehensive, whole-body approach to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and illnesses of the physically active.
3. Clinical and Patient Outcomes–Students will demonstrate the ability to measure and evaluate individual and systems level clinical practice with the aim of contributing to the professional body of knowledge.