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Our Mission – Master’s Program

The mission of the FIU Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program involves a comprehensive educational approach to preparing students for a successful career in the athletic training profession. The mission of the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is:

  • To teach the basic and advanced knowledge and skills required for success in the athletic training profession through learner-centered didactic and clinical education components. 
  • To instill critical thinking, problem solving, ethical reasoning abilities, and interpersonal skills that drive success in the athletic training profession when working with the physically active population. 
  • To develop scholarly practitioners who combine knowledge, critical thinking and evidence-based findings in the delivery of athletic training care.
  • To encourage students to remain dedicated and professionally involved in the athletic training discipline through continuing education, leadership, and professional responsibility.

Our Mission – DAT Program

The mission of the post-professional Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) program is to advance the practice of athletic trainers with a focus on injury/illness prevention and entrepreneurial leadership. The goals of the DAT program are to develop athletic trainers who:

  • Actively contribute to expanding athletic training knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities through applied research;
  • Apply advanced clinical skills to improve patient outcomes;
  • Proactively develop and implement injury/illness prevention strategies;
  • Engage in interprofessional education and collaborative practice to optimize patient-centered and community-based healthcare;
  • Commit to continuous quality improvement in the administration and delivery of athletic training healthcare; and
  • Are innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in healthcare.