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 practice includes the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic and acute medical conditions.
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.
Redefine excellence in patient care through the purposeful integration of advanced clinical practice, research and education to solve relevant practice/professional issues.
Our vision is to be the premier athletic training program for preparing advanced practitioners who transform clinical practice and education. Our graduates will be trailblazers in the profession using cutting-edge skills in manual therapy and rehabilitation, expert clinical reasoning and practical research skills to solve complex problems in health care and lead the athletic training profession into the next century.