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From the sidelines and locker rooms to hospitals and clinics, the demand for athletic trainers is rising in the United States. If you have a passion for an exciting and growing career, consider obtaining your Master of Athletic Training at Drake University.

At Drake, you will find a University with a reputation for excellence in the health sciences, gain ample hands-on experiences, and learn from expert faculty. This rigorous program will prepare you to sit for the National Board of Certification examination for Athletic Training. Drake is currently accepting applications for the program for Fall 2019 admission. Students may also enter the Pre-Athletic Training track within the Health Sciences major to complete the program prerequisites. Students may be admitted to the Master's program as part of the 3+2 option in partnership with the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, Pre-Athletic Training track at Drake, or following completion of a minimum of three years of undergraduate coursework (including prerequisites) at another institution or in a another major at Drake.


Drake University is currently seeking accreditation for our new Athletic Training Program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The institution submitted a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2020 and will have an on-site review and receive a decision on accreditation status from CAATE in early 2021.


Founding Member of the Association for Athletic Training Education

Drake University is a founding member of the AATE, a member organization that strives to assure that athletic trainers practice at the highest levels of collaborative care and respond to the changing healthcare needs of society.