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International Student Requirements

To earn admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) program applicants must successfully challenge the Board of Certification examination. Applicants graduating from a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited professional program (within the United States or Internationally) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level are eligible to sit for the BOC examination and therefore upon successful challenge, would be eligible for admission into the DAT program.

Per the mutual recognition agreement between the United States and Ireland, credentialed clinicians (Athletic Trainers, Rehabilitation Therapists) have reciprocity (once credentialed by the Board of Certification (BOC) or Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists Ireland (ARTI)) to sit for each affiliates’ examination to earn the credential of recognition towards practice within corresponding country. Applicants from ARTI programs who successfully obtain their credential are BOC eligible for admission to the DAT program.

Because of immigration and visa requirements, International students are not eligible for Athletic Training Resident or Athletic Association Sports Health funded positions. Advanced clinical practice hours required within the Doctor of Athletic Training program in combination with an Athletic Training Resident position exceeds allowable hour limits for part-time Curricular Practical Training (CPT). For additional information about employment and CPT, please visit the University of Florida International Center.

University of Florida International Center

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