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FIU Doctor in Athletic Training Program

The clinical Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) degree is offered through the FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS). This 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 DAT is a 48-credit, stand-alone degree plan of doctoral study 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. The DAT program offers the majority of the curriculum in an online format (87.5% online; 12.5% face-to-face) and covers the following content areas:


  • applied research (18 credits),
  • injury/illness prevention strategies (9 credits),
  • entrepreneurial leadership (9 credits), and
  • individualized clinical residency experiences (12 credits).


This is a professional doctorate-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.