The Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) degree at Florida International University is a limited-access, full-time enrollment program. Students are admitted twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Admission Requirements

All of the following are required for acceptance into FIU’s DAT degree program.  This is completed through the online application link to apply. The application process is described here.

  • Possess a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 27 graduate level credits+
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in graduate coursework
  • Submit proof of athletic training certification through the Board of Certification (or the equivalency for international applicants)
  • Submit proof of state credential (if applicable in the student’s current state of residence/practice)
  • Have 2-3 years of athletic training work experience (recommended)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (at least one from a supervising athletic trainer or other healthcare professional)
  • Submit resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a statement of professional and personal goals to include your reasoning for completing the FIU DAT

+ Athletic Trainers who possess a Bachelor’s degree as their highest degree may inquire about admissions into the DAT program by contacting the program director @

About our Admissions and Program Policies

Florida International University and Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences policies, procedures, requirements and regulations are continually reviewed to serve the needs of the university/college’s publics and to respond to the mandates of the Florida Department of Education, Board of Governors, the Legislature, and other regulatory and accrediting agencies. Changes in programs, policies, procedures, requirements, and regulations may be made without notice.

Contact Us

For assistance or questions regarding our admission and/or application requirements, contact the FIU Athletic Training department:

Mary Lopez
FIU Athletic Training
Tel: 305-348-3167

Dr. Jeff G. Konin
Director, Doctor of Athletic Training
Tel: 305-348-3398