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Doctor of Athletic Training

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Online Doctor of Athletic Training

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Ohio University’s 100% online Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) program prepares professionals for advanced roles in the dynamic field of athletic training. With a comprehensive online curriculum, students have the convenience of pursuing their advanced degree remotely while acquiring invaluable skills in data-driven practices, clinical analysis, and research.

  • 100% online asynchronous classes with no required residencies
  • Designed for practicing athletic trainers with affordability and various lifestyles in mind
  • 42 credit hours completed in as few as 4 semesters
  • Offered in two tracks, choose the one that suits you
    • Advanced Clinical Practice where clinicians use data to inform their clinical decisions
    • Clinical Research that prepares clinicians to collect and analyze data

    Data-Driven Excellence

    Our program is crafted for credentialed athletic trainers, focusing on improved patient care, data-driven practices and clinical expertise. Every aspect, from curriculum design to faculty guidance, is geared towards shaping skilled professionals ready to excel in dynamic healthcare environments.


    Guidance from Industry Leaders

    Engage with our distinguished faculty and alumni, bringing extensive experience and insight into all aspects of athletic training practice. Benefit from their mentorship and expertise as you navigate through this comprehensive yet flexible online program, gaining invaluable knowledge and skills vital for your continued professional success.


    Tailored Pathways for Tomorrow's Athletic Training Leaders

    Discover a flexible online learning environment designed to fit your schedule and learning style. Our program offers a rich, interactive experience that allows you to explore diverse avenues within athletic training while receiving personalized guidance to shape your professional journey.

Alumni Feature

"This program has helped me grow as a clinician and improve my administrative skills. It was easy to have a regular job and life outside of work while completing this program. I am thankful to be a two-time graduate of Ohio University and be a part of the long tradition of excellence in athletic training education."

— Bill Coburn, DAT Inaugural Class Graduate
Work Conditioning Specialist at EmergeOrtho

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Alumni Feature

"I am so thankful for my experience in the Ohio University DAT program. It was amazing to have such a wide variety of classes to select from and the freedom to explore my areas of interest. My experience in this program will help empower me for a career in academia and has encouraged me to put the values of diversity and inclusion and advocating for my patients at the forefront of my athletic training career."

— Mychelle Berry, DAT Inaugural Class Graduate

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Costs and Financial Aid

With our low in- and out-of-state tuition and fees and lower number of required credit hours, OHIO's DAT program is the most affordable in the nation. When you choose OHIO, you’re getting the competitive tuition rates of a state university, but with the personalized attention and support you might expect from a private school. In fact, for the fourth consecutive year we were named the best value among Ohio’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credit hours of enrollment, Ohio residency and program. 

Clinical Informatics Certificate Option

Students admitted into the program may choose to complete the Clinical Informatics Certificate. Students will need to complete an Application for Update of Graduate Academic Program. This application can be obtained online or in-person from the Graduate College. The completed application, including the signature of an advisor and the certificate/program coordinator, should be submitted to the Graduate College office at Ohio University.