Make an impact.

Doctor of Athletic Training

For practitioners who want more.

Our accredited Doctor of Athletic Training program will transform your practice.

We lead in everything we do.

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Program Structure

Study from anywhere, join us in the summer and choose from hundreds of clinical immersions.

Program Structure

Our two-year, six-semester, 85 credit program prepares you to sit for the BOC exam. Cohorts start in the summer. Our MSAT is a hybrid program. Study online in the fall and spring, then gain hands-on clinical experience at our campus and partner institutions in the summer.
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We accelerate the learning curve so you can be an effective practitioner.


Rigorous and rewarding, our programs prepare you to make an immediate impact with patients. Only at U of I can you choose clinical immersions at one of 150+ sites nationwide. (No cookie cutter education here.) Plus take advantage of continuing education courses.
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Career Placement

Our graduates are prepared for AT careers in a variety of settings, and often step into advanced positions.

Career Placement

Our grads work for sports teams, the military, manufacturers, performing arts groups and more. Clinical immersions help you build experience for your dream job and get your foot in the door at a top institution.
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Tuition & Fees

Our tuition is one of the lowest (hint: it’s because we are self funded.) And no “extra” fees. Ever.

Tuition & Fees

We charge an annual flat-rate, all-fees-included tuition. $22,434 covers all courses, course fees, and textbooks. Extra courses and certifications are free. You get your money’s worth here. We invest the most money back into the student experience.
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Faculty Leaders

High-credentialed. Visionary. Our faculty has set the bar for other AT programs.

Faculty Leaders

Our faculty have deep experience in nearly all aspects of AT practice, including professional, collegiate, high school and clinical settings. We were the first in the world to be certified in the Mulligan Concept—and designed the nation’s first DAT program.
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Clinical Research

Rooted in evidence, our student and faculty research is helping transform patient care.

Clinical Research

We help our students translate research to practice. Our faculty members maintain a balance of applied and laboratory research while also mentoring student-led projects. We’re enhancing evidence-based practice and creating practice-based evidence.


First in the nation.
Top of our field.

Patient care is a moving target, and most practitioners spend years amassing the knowledge and experience to be truly effective. We accelerate your learning curve so you can make a real, immediate impact on your patients’ lives. University of Idaho’s first-in-the-nation DAT program helps you fill the gaps—with valuable training, certifications, advanced concepts, and clinical immersions. Our program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Become the healthcare professional you were meant to be.

Rise with us.

We help you discover who you are as a practitioner.

In our Doctor of Athletic Training program, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s what you learn about yourself. We focus on your journey and help you define your unique approach to patient care. Our faculty will walk alongside you, cultivate your strengths, and guide your professional development. You’ll emerge with a clear sense of who you are as a practitioner, armed with your unique talents, skills and expertise to make a real difference in patients’ lives. Our DAT program will transform your practice.

Revive your passion.

Find greater purpose and job satisfaction.

The better and more effective you are as a clinician, the better each day becomes. Our first-in-the-nation Doctor of Athletic Training program is an exciting path for practitioners to develop and refine their approach to patient care. Our accredited DAT program is a true translation of clinical practice and offers unparalleled immersion opportunities with hundreds of respected partner clinics, research centers, and affiliates across the U.S.


Find your tribe.

Join a group dedicated to challenging the status quo and transforming patient care.

When you join our DAT program, you join a group of dedicated faculty and motivated practitioners who are committed to making a difference in the lives of patients everywhere.

You won’t just learn from some of the best minds in the field. You’ll find daily inspiration as you work alongside us, raise the bar with us, and build lasting professional connections. University of Idaho’s Doctor of Athletic Training program brings together the best students and faculty in the field.

Stay grounded.

Pursue a Doctor of Athletic Training degree with minimal disruption to your work and family life.

Our innovative and highly-flexible DAT program lets you pursue a post-professional degree in Athletic Training wherever you live. We created the first Doctor of Athletic Training program in the country, and our DAT program offers the greatest choice to advance your experience. Tap our vast network of partners and affiliates to create tailored immersions in your community.

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Program Structure

Our Doctor of Athletic Training program is a 24-month cohort program. Each summer, students come to our University of Idaho campus for 4 weeks of intensive, hands-on education and utilize our applied learning spaces. Fall and spring semesters utilize a hybrid education model.


Our DAT program focuses on current issues in clinical practice, advanced manual therapy techniques, and analysis of patient outcomes in an applied research focus.


We engage in patient care research to transform healthcare. You’ll have the opportunity to conduct research to solve problems in your clinical practice and directly improve your patient care.

Want more?

Visit our DAT Prospective Students page and find information on career trends, degree requirements, scholarships, program costs and more.

We lead the nation in Athletic Training programs.

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“This program has changed my approach to athletic training,
morphing me into a practitioner who balances clinical patient-care with action research. My patients recognize that they are receiving an improved standard of care.”

—Bethany Hansberger, DAT Graduate

Reach new heights.