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. 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.
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 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 will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019.
Applications for the first cohort of the Master's program will open beginning in the summer of 2018. The application process will include an ATCAS and supplemental application, official transcripts of undergraduate coursework, 50 hours of observation with an athletic trainer and a statement of interest in the program. Strong applicants will be invited to participate in the second phase of the admission process, which includes an on-campus interview.
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 bachelor's degree (including prerequisites) at another institution or in a another major at Drake.
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.