Make an impact.

Doctor of Athletic Training

For practitioners who want more.

Ours is one of those doctorate in athletic training programs that will transform your practice.

We lead in everything we do.

State Icon

Program Structure

Our DAT program allows you to use your employment setting as your clinical setting, which means furthering your education without missing a paycheck.

Program Structure

UI’s doctorate in athletic training program works with each student to identify a clinical practice setting, often at their employment site! Continue working while taking online classes, then join us for four weeks in the summer for intensive in-person instruction.
Graduation Hat Icon


Our curriculum focuses on creating advanced clinical practitioners, emphasizing manual therapy, evidence-based practice, and a holistic approach to patient care.


Our doctorate in athletic training program curriculum is designed to be a transformative experience, both professionally and personally. Expect courses in research methods and advanced manual therapy, but also in leadership and mentoring.
Clock Icon

Career Placement

Are you ready to advance your career? Take on a leadership position? Become an educator? Our doctor in athletic training program helps students boost their career.

Career Placement

More than 40% of our doctorate in athletic training graduates are employed in academic environments. Others move into leadership roles and research positions. Our focus on self-care means graduates find renewed focus on what they love about athletic training, while the advanced clinical skills help them move into the roles they find the most rewarding.
Piggy Bank Icon

Tuition & Fees

Low tuition and the ability to maintain employment opens up our doctor in athletic training program to students traditionally priced-out of continuing their education. And flat-rate tuition means no hidden fees!

Tuition & Fees

Investing in your future starts here. We charge an annual flat-rate, all-fees-included tuition of $22,434. This covers tuition, fees and includes textbooks and other resources. Extra courses and certifications are available at no extra cost.
Ribbon Icon

Faculty Leaders

Our faculty sets a high standard for other AT programs to follow, and we'll help you meet it too!

Faculty Leaders

We are proud to offer one of the most comprehensive and well-rounded doctorate in athletic training programs in North America. Our faculty have years of experience with all aspects of athletic training, which means they can help you find what fits your needs.
Clinical Research Icon

Clinical Research

In our doctorate in athletic training programs, our students learn that advancing evidence-based practice means conducting research, collecting outcomes, and creating practice-based evidence to further their patient care.

Clinical Research

We help our students create a bridge between research and practice so they can take what works from one setting and apply it in another. Students pursue their own research projects and interests under faculty mentorship, opening the doorway for the lifelong pursuit of bettering patient care and improving their own practice.


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 doctorate in 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 doctorate in athletic training 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 doctorate in athletic training 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.

Immersion program Athletic Training

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 doctorate in athletic training 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.

Graduation Hat Icon

“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.