Doctorate in Athletic Training
The University offers the first and only nationally accredited Doctorate in Athletic Training (DAT) Program that is for a credentialed athletic trainer who seeks advanced coursework and applied research. Alumni of the DAT Program will become clinical scholars with advanced knowledge and skills needed for the delivery of patient care at the highest levels. Individuals with a clinical doctorate would be expected to provide leadership and innovation in the advanced practice and instruction of Athletic Training.
- The mission of the clinical Doctorate in Athletic Training (DAT) Program is to develop clinical scholars with knowledge, skills, leadership, and innovation needed for the delivery of advanced patient care and instruction of Athletic Training. We are proud of our tradition of excellence and are dedicated to inclusiveness, community engagement, and creating an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment. Our graduates will not only be advocates for patients and the profession of Athletic Training, but also productive citizens of the world.
- Professional clinical experiences are an integral part of the program. All students engage in mentored clinical practice with guidance from experienced athletic trainers and faculty.
- This 57-credit-hour online Doctorate in Athletic Training is delivered using a combination of online learning and intensive hands-on learning. Cohorts of up to 25 students engage in periods of both online and on-campus, face-to-face faculty-student interactions to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities. Campus requirements total approximately 12-15 days annually (4-5 days at the end of each semester). The program must be completed in 6 semesters (24 months) of continuous, full-time enrollment.
- A limited number of residential and nonresidential assistantships are available. For details, visit the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation.
- Indiana State has long been recognized as a pioneer in athletic training, and this new doctoral program is one of a very few in the U.S.
- This program is open to in-state and many out-of-state students. Please note that the program is open to all out-of-state students if they are applying to become residential graduate assistants and thus relocating to Indiana. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
Fees & Expenses:
Students are responsible, by University policy, for fees each semester. The fee is intended to cover the cost of program expenses. Student fees are estimated based on current University costs and are subject to change. Students should anticipate approximately a cost of $895-$1,110 per semester ($55-60 fee/credit, $250 program fee, and $50/course hybrid education fee x3-4 courses= $150-200).
Other expenses specific to the program include the individual costs of the on-campus face-to-face interactions (approximately $1,000-3,000 per year for travel and lodging). Students must also purchase personal, professional liability insurance each year must show proof of insurance through employment.
In addition, the Post-Professional DAT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Financial Aid & Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
A limited number of residential and nonresidential assistantships are available. For details, visit the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation, Doctor of Athletic Training web page.
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