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From the professional athlete to the weekend warrior to the workplace workhorse, FIU athletic trainers are well-rounded healthcare professionals integrating the latest research, technology and practice to help their patients keep performing at peak levels.

As the profession is surges ahead with more advanced levels of education and practice, so too do our degree programs. FIU Athletic Training at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences is proud to be the first in the Southeast U.S. to offer a Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) degree.

The DAT is a professional doctoral-level education program that meets the post-professional education needs of athletic trainers to enhance patient-centered care, outcomes, and quality of life for patients and physically active individuals across the lifespan.


  • 1st

    DAT in the Southeast U.S.

  • 6

    Semesters (full-time only)

  • 48


FIU’s 48-credit, stand-alone DAT program offers post-professional education and advanced evidence-based clinical practice experience to athletic trainers with a focus on injury/illness prevention and entrepreneurial leadership.

The FIU DAT is designed for athletic trainers previously certified through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification who seek advanced athletic training education and clinical skills on the doctoral level.