Doctor of Athletic Training at the University of Florida

We're excited to announce the first fully residential Doctor of Athletic Training program in the U.S. This program aims to develop outstanding clinical professionals who have the expertise to positively promote and advance the athletic training profession.


Our "why"

We believe in mentoring our students and helping them become the best version of themselves so they can provide quality and compassionate care for their patients.


  • The Nation’s 1st 100% residential DAT
  • Cohorts of up to 14 students
  • Six semesters of enrollment spanning two years


DAT students in action


Admissions Requirements

  • Matriculation GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Credentialed as (must meet at least one requirement):
    • A Certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification (Professional degree level – Bachelor or Masters accepted)
    • Confirmation of eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification examination (Professional degree level – Bachelor or Masters accepted)
    • International students: See requirements.
  • GRE scores are no longer required for admission to the APK doctoral programs. Applicants who voluntarily submit GRE scores will be neither penalized nor advantaged in the admission process on the basis of those scores.

To receive priority funding consideration, all application steps must be completed by September 15. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.

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