Online Doctor of Athletic Training Program

Among the very first programs of its kind, this is the only doctor of athletic training (DAT) available from a world-renowned osteopathic health sciences university.

The DAT program at A.T. Still University (ATSU) produces clinical and academic leaders to advance the athletic training profession. This online program is designed to develop students' expertise with specific tracks in orthopaedics, clinical decision-making, rehabilitation, leadership and education, and sport neurology and concussion.

This degree will help prepare you to excel and lead the evolution of athletic training regardless of which role you choose, from clinician to educator to administrator.

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When you're ready to go to the next level in obtaining your terminal athletic training degree, just fill in this short form and our athletic training admissions team will reach out and help you complete your application.

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If you would like to talk with one of our athletic training academic liaisons, who understand the curriculum nuances and the personal and professional challenges of earning your doctorate, please find our contact information below. We also invite you to go online and connect with ATSU alumni to find out how they accomplished their goals and advanced their careers with an ATSU education.

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Admission requirements

ATSU's Arizona School of Health Sciences' DAT program will admit professionals who have earned a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

To view the entire list of admission requirements, including those for international applicants, visit:

Be among the first to earn this elite doctorate.

  • First in renowned faculty—learn from recognized athletic training experts with international influence who are knowledgeable of emerging trends and opportunities to advance your athletic training career.
  • First in organized concentrations including:
    • Clinical Decision-Making (foundation)
    • Innovation/Winter Institute (foundation)
    • Applied Research (foundation)
    • Orthopaedics (specialty track)
    • Rehabilitation (specialty track)
    • Leadership and Education (specialty track)
    • Sport Neurology and Concussion (specialty track)
  • First in reputation—tap into the resources and reputation of the first DAT program offered through a preeminent health sciences university.
  • First for leadership—ATSU's DAT curriculum is meticulously designed to prepare clinical and academic leaders in the athletic training profession versus a research-focused PhD.
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A.T. Still University

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) is home of the world's first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still, DO. ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Missouri and Mesa, Arizona) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. Learning environments include online and on-campus options as well as community-based partnerships worldwide.

ATSU has a rich history of leadership in healthcare education, health education research, and community outreach.

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