Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and other health professionals to optimize patient care, client activity and participation in athletics, work and life. The University of Idaho houses professional and post-professional athletic training programs.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) is an entry-to-profession degree that allows students to be eligible for the national Board of Certification Examination and to become Certified Athletic Trainers. The program accepts traditional graduate students as well as students who qualify for the 3+2 model, which allows students studying as undergraduates to enter the M.S.A.T. program after their third year of coursework and obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.
The Doctor of Athletic Training (D.A.T.) program is an academic degree with a focus on clinical practice improvement, applied clinical research, education and professional leadership. Both programs offer instruction of and opportunities to conduct original research in a flexible format that combines hybrid and on-campus instruction.