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 Science in Athletic Training at Drake University. Drake will begin offering the program in Summer 2019, with a Pre-Athletic Training track beginning Fall 2016.
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 their 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's of Science in Health Sciences Pre-Athletic Training track at Drake or following completion of a Bachelor's degree program (including prerequisites) at another institution or in a another major at Drake.