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. The Post-Professional Program (currently an MS) is seeking accreditation for the change in degree level to the Doctorate in Athletic Training from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Admission requirements. Applicants should be certified athletic trainers and must also meet the admission requirements for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Admission into the Doctorate in Athletic Training will also require the following:
Certification by Board of Certification in Athletic Training OR confirmation of eligibility to take the Board of Certification examination.
A baccalaureate OR master degree from an accredited university that culminates in a professional degree in Atheltic Training from a CAATE accredited program.
Confirmation of degree via official transcripts is required.
A preferred cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
Resume should include a comprehensive outline of your student, volunteer, and professional work experiences and all honors and awards.
GRE exam score report is required of all applicants. Official score reports must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) - www.gre.org. A combined score (Verbal and Quantitative sections) of 295 is preferred.
Recommendations (2) from a health care provider, an academic source, and a community service experience supervisor.
Top applicants will interview with members of the Post-Professional Athletic Training Admissions Committee.