This program is for currently certified athletic trainers who already have a master’s degree. If you’re a certified trainer looking to earn a master’s degree, learn more here. If you’re looking to become a certified athletic trainer, learn more here.
The Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) is a 36-credit hour program designed to enhance your clinical decision-making. In the program, you will gain expertise in evidence-based techniques and improve patient outcomes. Throughout the program, you will network with athletic trainers and health care clinicians from all over the world. The DAT courses will be delivered exclusively online, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. View Curriculum.
The mission of the Temple University Doctor of Athletic Training program (DAT) is to enhance clinical decision-making of the practicing certified athletic trainer. To fulfill this mission students will gain expertise in the ability to utilize evidence-based techniques, including the identification and interpretation of current literature to improve patient outcomes. In addition, the program will enhance student’s interdisciplinary and inter-professional relationships through the clinical education components, to mimic real-world healthcare delivery experiences. The DAT courses will be delivered exclusively online, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. This technological approach will help us reach a greater audience than a traditional program and provide the opportunity for collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Upon successful completion of the Post Professional Athletic Training degree, students will be able to:
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Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis. Online tuition is a flat rate that is not tied to a student's state of residency. For more information about tuition, please visit the Temple University Bursar’s Office.
Temple University is a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) developed by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As such, Temple University is permitted to engage in all activities covered by SARA in states that are members of SARA. Temple University is committed to ensuring that it follows the laws and regulations of any state or territory in which it may operate, and will take whatever steps necessary to gain approval from regulators if it engages in activities not covered by SARA.