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Letter from the Chair

Jennifer DohertyWelcome to the FIU Athletic Training Program

Welcome to the professional Master of Science Athletic Training Program website and thank you for your interest in our program. The Department of Athletic Training at Florida International University Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS) offers the only professional Master of Science in Athletic Training degree in the state of Florida, which provides the required educational preparation for a professional career as an athletic trainer.

The FIU Athletic Training Program curriculum is grounded in evidence-based practice and features hands-on learning. Athletic training students practice skills relevant to the current practice of athletic training in a variety of clinical education settings. Our faculty incorporates technology into the curriculum through the Simulation Teaching And Research (STAR) Center, a state-of-the-art simulation facility here at the CNHS that enhances students’ athletic training education.

Our students are required to complete a minimum number of clinical education hours in a variety of settings in addition to their didactic curriculum. Students complete clinical education experiences at local high schools, rehabilitation clinics, orthopedic physicians’ offices, and with FIU National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletic teams. FIU athletic training students have also completed internships with the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National American Soccer League (NASL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The FIU Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Please peruse this site for additional information. And, visit us often as we regularly update our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, PhD, ATC, LAT
Chair, Department of Athletic Training 
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