Athletic Training Doctoral Programs

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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