Athletic Training Doctoral Programs

A.T. Still University

Location: Mesa, Arizona
Degree(s): DAT
Degree Name: Doctor of Athletic Training
Application Deadline: Rolling, cohorts starting January, March, July, September
Number of Students variable
Entrance Requirements: Master’s Degree and 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA.
Fellowships: N/A
Correspondence: Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, AT, FNATA
Professor and Director, Athletic Training Program
John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine
A.T. Still University
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ  85206
Office:  480-219-6035
Fax:  480-219-6100
   

Brigham Young University

Location: Provo, UT
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 1
Number of Students 3 to 5
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1000 (v, q), cumulative GPA > 3.0, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC
Brigham Young University
120B RB Provo, UT 84602
W - 801-422-1573
F - 801-422-0555
   

Ohio University

Location: Athens, OH
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Higher Education Administration Higher Education Curriculum & Instruction Individualized Instructional Plan
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 1
Number of Students 3 to 5
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1000 (v, q), cumulative GPA > 3.0, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT
Athletic Training Division
Grover Center E170
Athens, OH 45701
W - 740/593-1217
F - 740/593-0284
   

Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, OH
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 1
Number of Students 3 to 5
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1000 (v, q) and 4.0 analytic, cumulative GPA > 3.0, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: James Onate, PhD ATC
Associate Professor, School of Allied Medical Professions
Co-Director, Movement Analysis & Performance
The Ohio State University
228C Atwell Hall
453 West 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292.1632 (office)
   

Old Dominion University

Location: Norfolk, VA
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Human Movement Science
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 15
Number of Students 5 to 8
Entrance Requirements: GRE, acceptance by Graduate School, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Old Dominion University
Department of ESPER
HPE 140
W - 757-683-3516
F - 757-683-4270
 

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Location: Provo, UT
Degree(s): DSc
Degree Name: Doctor of Science– Athletic Training
Doctor of Science – Health Promotion and Wellness is also available
Application Deadline: February (Annual)
Number of Students 12-Jun
Entrance Requirements: Master’s Degree with 3.4 CGPA, Graduate Research Methods or Statistics Course, ATC
 
Fellowships: N/A
Correspondence: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
561 East 1860 South
Provo, UT 84606
801.375.5125
866.780.4107
 
   

Temple University

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Kinesiology
Application Deadline: Rolling: deadline for completing application,  March 1
Number of Students 5 to 10
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 300 (v, q), acceptance by the Graduate School, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence:
Jamie Mansell PhD, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor
Director of Athletic Training Education
Temple University
Department of Kinesiology
Pearson Hall 261
1800 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
W - 215-204-2153
F - 215-204-4414
@TempleATP 
   

University of Connecticut

Location: Storrs, CT
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Kinesiology
Application Deadline: Rolling, positions usually posted at NATA employment website in fall.
Number of Students 5-Mar
Entrance Requirements: GRE >1,200 (>1150 considered if exceptional otherwise), GPA > 3.0 undergrad and > 3.5 masters, personal interview, 3 years clinical experience
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Director, Athletic Training Education
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
University of Connecticut
2095 Hillside Road, U-1110
Storrs, CT 06269-1110
W- 860-486-3624
F- 860-486-1123
   

University of Delaware

Location: Newark, DE
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Biomechanics and Movement Science Or Applied Physiology
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 1
Number of Students 3 to 5
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1000 (v, q), cumulative GPA > 3.0, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: C. Buz Swanik, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor, University of Delaware Dept. of Health, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences
151 Human Performance Laboratory 547 South College Avenue Newark, DE 19716
Office: (302)831-2306
Fax: (302) 831-3693
   

University of Hawaii, Manoa

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Education - Kinesiology specialization
Application Deadline: 1-Mar
Number of Students 6-Apr
Entrance Requirements: Master’s Degree; GRE; TOEFL score:600 (foreign applicants), Interview
Fellowships: A limited number of funded teaching and research assistantships are available.
Correspondence: Iris F. Kimura, PhD, ATC, PT
PhD Coordinator
1337 Lower Campus Rd
Honolulu, HI 96822
808.956.3797
   

University of Idaho

Location: Moscow, ID
Degree(s): DAT, PhD
Degree Name: Doctorate of Athletic Training or PhD in Education
Application Deadline: May 15th
Number of Students 25 per year
Entrance Requirements: BOC certification, recommended- Master’s degree or Bachelor’s with 3 years of experience
Fellowships: Potential for 2-3 fellowships/year. One year renewable for two-three years depending on length of program
Correspondence: Dr. Alan Nasypany, Ed.D, LAT, ATC
Director of Athletic Training Education
Department of Movement Sciences
University of Idaho
208-885-2181
   

University of Kentucky

Location: Lexington, KY
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Rehabilitation Sciences (College of Health Sciences) Exercise Science-Biomechanics (College of Education)
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 14
Number of Students 5 to 10
Entrance Requirements: GRE, acceptance by the Graduate School, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Carl G. Mattacola, PhD, ATC
Division of Athletic Training College of Health Sciences
University of Kentucky
900 South Limestone Avenue
Chs Building, Room 206
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
W - 859-323-1100 Ext. 80860
F - 859-323-6003
   

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Location: Greensboro, NC
Degree(s): PhD, EdD
Degree Name: Sports Medicine
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before January 15 to insure full consideration for assistantships.
Number of Students 8 to 10
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 500 (v, q), cumulative GPA > 3.0, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC
Director of Graduate Study UNCG
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
237HHP Bldg.
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27455
W - 336-334-3027
F - 336-334-3238
   

University of Toledo

Location: Toledo, OH
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Exercise Science
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before March 1 to be considered for graduate assis
Number of Students 3 to 5
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1060 (v, q), Masters GPA >3.25
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Department of Kinesiology 2801 W. Bancroft MSC 119 Toledo, OH 43606 W - 419-530-2691 F - 419-530-2477
   

University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, VA 
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Sports Medicine
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 1
Number of Students 7 to 10
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1000 (v, q), cumulative GPA > 3.0, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC
210 Emmet Street South
PO Box 400407
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4407
W - 434-924-6187
F - 434-924-1389
   

Virginia Commonwealth University

Location: Richmond, VA 
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Rehabilitation and Movement Science
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application by January 15
Number of Students 3 to 7
Entrance Requirements: Master’s degree in related field, GRE, acceptance to graduate school
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Brent L. Arnold, PhD, ATC Co-Director, Doctoral Studies in Rehabilitation & Movement Science
Dept. of Health and Human Performance
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 842020
1015 W. Main Street, Rm. 1055
Richmond, VA 23284
W - 804-828-1948
F - 804-828-1946