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Advancing Athletic Training

As the nation’s first Advanced Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT), this program is designed to improve your clinical practice through advanced manual therapy techniques and analysis of patient outcomes in an applied research focus. Gain valuable clinical experiences with opportunities to conduct original research in a flexible format that combines online and on-campus instruction. Students spend four weeks on campus each summer and will complete a clinical residency and a Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement.

Fast Facts

  • First in the nation to offer an Advanced Clinical DAT
  • Two year advanced practice degree for practicing clinicians and academics
  • Residency sites may be current practice setting
  • An integrated curriculum of classroom and clinical coursework emphasizing advanced clinical practice
  • Certified athletic trainer


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement Career opportunities for athletic trainers are excellent. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts that by 2020, the number of jobs in athletic training will grow 30 percent while growth for all occupations is predicted to grow at only 14 percent. Athletic trainers commonly practice in high schools, colleges, clinics, hospitals, industrial corporate settings, military, professional sports, club and recreational sports, fitness centers to name just a few. For more information on Athletic Training as a profession, go to the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s website at
Degree Roadmap

This is a 24 month cohort program, beginning in June of each year. During each summer session, students complete four weeks of on campus coursework and then complete the remainder of the summer session on-line. The fall and spring semesters are delivered completely online while students work in a clinical setting of their choice (program faculty must approve the clinical setting during the admissions process). This approach allows students to continue to work while attending school and to focus their coursework on actual clinical practice. Coursework in the DAT has 3 focus areas: current issues in clinical practice, applied research in athletic training, and clinical residency.

DAT Curriculum and Course Sequencing (PDF)

Curriculum and Sequencing:

Summer I (on campus)
AT 606  Professional and Post-Professional Education in Athletic Training
AT 610 Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training
AT 620 Research Methods in Athletic Training
Total 9 credits

Fall I (online)
AT 621 Action Research in Athletic Training
AT 630 Current Issues in Clinical Practice I
AT 640 Clinical Residency I
Total 12 credits

Spring I (online)
AT 622 Advanced Action Research in Athletic Training
AT 631 Current Issues in Clinical Practice II
AT 641 Clinical Residency II
Total 12 credits   

Summer II (on campus)
AT 607 Leadership and Mentoring in Athletic Training Clinical Practice
AT 611 Advanced Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training
AT 623 Qualitative Methods and Research Design in Athletic Training
Total 9 credits

Fall II (online)
AT 624 Quantitative Methods and Statistics
AT 632 Current Issues in Clinical Practice III
AT 642
6 Clinical Residency III
Total 12

Spring II (online)
Cr. Title
AT 625
3 Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement: Analysis and Dissemination of Action Research Project
AT 633 3 Current Issues in Clinical Practice IV
AT 643
6 Clinical Residency IV
Total 12
Degree Prep Must be a certified athletic trainer interested in improving their clinical practice through structured academic program with a clinical practice residency.

What is DAT (pdf)

Scholarships Visit the Financial Aid office for available scholarships.
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Hands-On Learning Faculty and students serve the University of Idaho community is by offering a “Free Injury Clinic”. This clinic allows the student to take a leading, active role in the evaluation and treatment of injuries and illnesses under direct supervision from the Athletic Training faculty. The clinic personnel receive guidance and referrals internally from UI Student Health and communicates cooperatively with local physicians and other health care providers. This clinic utilizes a unique model of health care and presents students with real world experience while refining clinical practice.

The "Free Injury Clinic" is located in Memorial Gym B1. It has limited hours and sees walk-in patients on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Athletic Training Club: The mission of the club is to assist students in gaining knowledge in the prevention, acute care, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This is accomplished through meetings, guest speakers, campus activities, philanthropies, and fundraising for support to educational conferences.

    This club consists of about 15 students that are very active throughout the University of Idaho campus and conduct monthly meetings to discuss club business.

    Faculty Adviser:  Dr. Alan Nasypany Ed. D, LAT, ATC