Athletic Training Doctoral Programs

A.T. Still University

 
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Degree(s): DAT
Degree Name: Doctor of Athletic Training
Web Site: http://www.atsu.edu/doctor-of-athletic-training-degree-online
ATC Faculty: Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA; Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA; Barton Anderson, MS, ATC; Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC, Kenny Lam, ScD, ATC; Chelsea Lohman, PhD, ATC; Alison Valier, PhD, ATC; Cailee Welch, PhD, ATC
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. https://www.atsu.edu/doctor-of-athletic-training-degree-online#admissions
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
tmcleod@atsu.edu

Brigham Young University

 
Location: Provo, UT
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Web Site: http://exsc.byu.edu/AcademicProgramsCenters/Graduate/PhDExerciseScience.aspx
ATC Faculty: David Draper, EdD, ATC Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC Kenneth L. Knight, PhD, ATC Matt Seeley, PhD, ATC
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
tyhopkins@byu.edu

Ohio University

 
Location: Athens, OH
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Higher Education Administration Higher Education Curriculum & Instruction Individualized Instructional Plan
Web Site: http://www.ohiou.edu/rsps/ohioated/gradateducation.htm
ATC Faculty: Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT Bentley Andrew Krause, PhD, ATC Kristi White, PhD, ATC
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
starkeyc@ohio.edu

Ohio State University

 
Location: Columbus, OH
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Web Site: http://amp.osu.edu/hrs/
ATC Faculty: James Onate, PhD, ATC
Mark Merrick, PhD ATC
Tamerah Hunt, PhD ATC
Laura Harris, PhD ATC
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)
Email: onate.2@osu.edu

Old Dominion University

 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Human Movement Science
Web Site: http://www.odu.edu/athtrain
ATC Faculty: Bonnie VanLunen, PhD, ATC James Onate, PhD, ATC Michael Tamburello, PhD, PT, ATC
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: Bonnie VanLunen, PhD, ATC Director, Human Movement Science Old Dominion University
Department of ESPER
HPE 140
W - 757-683-3516
F - 757-683-4270
bvanlune@odu.edu

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
Web Site: http://www.rmuohp.edu
ATC Faculty:  Malissa Martin, EdD, ATC/L (mmartin@rmuohp.edu) - Graduate Program Director
Faculty are listed at http://www.rmuohp.edu/index.php?/prospective_students/faculty/faculty_by_program/
Application Deadline: February (Annual)
Number of Students 6-12
Entrance Requirements: Master’s Degree with 3.4 CGPA, Graduate Research Methods or Statistics Course, ATC
http://www.rmuohp.edu/index.php?/prospective_students/admissions/requirements_guidelines/
Fellowships: N/A
Correspondence: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
561 East 1860 South
Provo, UT 84606
801.375.5125
866.780.4107
http://www.rmuohp.edu
admissions@rmuohp.edu

Temple University

 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Kinesiology
Web Site: Temple Univeristy Athletic Training Doctoral Program
ATC Faculty: Dani Moffit, MS, ATC Michael Sitler, EdD, ATC Ryan Tierney, PhD, ATC    
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 14
Number of Students 5 to 10
Entrance Requirements: GRE > 1000 (v, q), acceptance by the Graduate School, personal interview
Fellowships: Available
Correspondence: Mike Sitler, EdD, ATC Chair, Department of Kinesiology Temple University
114 Pearson Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
W - 215-204-1050
F - 215-204-4414
sitler@temple.edu

University of Connecticut

 
Location: Storrs, CT
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Kinesiology
Web Site: http://www.education.uconn.edu/departments/ekin/
ATC Faculty: Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Craig Denegar, PhD, PT, ATC
Stephanie Mazerolle, PhD, ATC
Application Deadline: Rolling, positions usually posted at NATA employment website in fall.
Number of Students 3-5
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
douglas.casa@uconn.edu

University of Delaware

 
Location: Newark, DE
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Biomechanics and Movement Science Or Applied Physiology
Web Site: http://www.bmsc.udel.edu/index.html
ATC Faculty: Charles Buz Swanik, PhD, ATC

Thomas Kaminski, PhD, ATC

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
Email: cswanik@ude1.edu

University of Hawaii, Manoa

 
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Education - Kinesiology specialization
Web Site: http://www.coe.hawaii.edu/krs/phd
ATC Faculty: Iris Kimura, PhD, ATC, PT ;

Cris Stickley, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Application Deadline: March 1
Number of Students 4-6
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
ikimura@hawaii.edu

University of Idaho

 
Location: Moscow, ID
Degree(s): DAT, PhD
Degree Name: Doctorate of Athletic Training or PhD in Education
Web Site: http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/movementsciences/athletictraining.aspx
ATC Faculty: Alan Nasypany EdD, ATC, Jeff Seegmiller EdD, ATC
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
alann@uidaho.edu

University of Kentucky

 
Location: Lexington, KY
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Rehabilitation Sciences (College of Health Sciences) Exercise Science-Biomechanics (College of Education)
Web Site: http://www.mc.uky.edu/rehabsciences/ http://www.uky.edu/Education/KHP/phdprog.htm
ATC Faculty: Timothy Butterfield, Ph.D., A.T.C.
Carl G. Mattacola, Ph.D., A.T.C., FNATA
Jennifer Medina McKeon, Ph.D., A.T.C
Patrick McKeon, Ph.D., A.T.C
Tim L. Uhl, Ph.D., A.T.C., P.T., FNATA
Application Deadline: Rolling: recommend completing application before February 14
Number of Students 5 to 10
Entrance Requirements: GRE, acceptance by the Graduate School (http://www.rgs.uky.edu/gs/), 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
carlmat@uky.edu

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 
Location: Greensboro, NC
Degree(s): PhD, EdD
Degree Name: Sports Medicine
Web Site: http://www.uncg.edu/ess/anrl/edops.html
ATC Faculty: Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS Randy J. Schmitz, PhD, ATC Jolene Henning, EdD, ATC David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC
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
sjshultz@uncg.edu

University of Toledo

 
Location: Toledo, OH
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Exercise Science
Web Site: http://www.utoledo.edu/hshs/kinesiology/graduate_program.html
ATC Faculty: Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC James Rankin, PhD, ATC
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: Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC Department of Kinesiology 2801 W. Bancroft MSC 119 Toledo, OH 43606 W - 419-530-2691 F - 419-530-2477 phillip.gribble@utoledo.edu

University of Virginia

 
Location: Charlottesville, VA 
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Sports Medicine
Web Site: http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=643&Itemid=0
ATC Faculty: Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC  Ethan Saliba, PhD, ATC, PT Joe Gieck, EdD, ATC Susan Saliba, PhD, ATC, PT Danny Mistry, MD, ATC
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
Ingersoll@virginia.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University

 
Location: Richmond, VA 
Degree(s): PhD
Degree Name: Rehabilitation and Movement Science
Web Site: www.soe.vcu.edu/departments/hhp/PHD_RehMovSc.htm www.soe.vcu.edu/departments/hhp/smr-lab.htm
ATC Faculty: Brent L. Arnold, PhD, ATC Scott E. Ross, PhD, ATC Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC
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
barnold@vcu.edu
 
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