Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT)
Be part of a professional doctoral program that focuses on the development of clinical experts in the field of athletic training. You'll graduate with advanced knowledge and skills for analyzing, developing, and implementing practical solutions that improve both your delivery of top-notch care and your results.
Online Learning + Two, Week-Long Residencies
Your education will inform your practice in real time with our online course offerings taught by an all-star lineup of national experts. In just six semesters, you'll gain new skills, build upon and enhance your clinical practice, and re-envision athletic training's place within the greater healthcare landscape.
Advanced Topics You Need—Taught by Experts in the Field
- Evidence-Based Interventions for Spine, Upper and Lower Extremity
- Advanced Therapeutic Modalities
- Performing Arts Medicine
- Psychosocial Issues in Athletic Training
- Advanced Neurologic Evaluation & Treatment
- Clinical Imaging in Sports Medicine
- Entrepreneurship in Sports Medicine
- Leadership in Athletic Training
- Epidemiology & Informatics
Specific enough to meet your needs. Flexible enough to jump in at any time.
The Moravian College DAT program can be completed in six semesters over two full years while maintaining a full-time professional position. You can start the program at any of our 3 admission periods: Fall, Spring, or Summer. You'll spend one week each summer getting hands-on training in our state-of-the-art, 40,000+ sq.ft. Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, complete with:
- state-of-the-art modalities classroom equipped with Class III and IV therapeutic lasers, shortwave diathermy, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, fluidotherapy, and cryo-compression units
- orthopedic evaluation classroom with 12 high-low tables, cameras, and 6 large TV screens that allow for viewing of hands-on techniques from anywhere in the classroom
- functional rehabilitation space with 3 flooring types (artificial turf, hardwood floor, sport-court) as well as cameras and TV screens to allow for biomechanical analysis of gait
- research laboratory with access to musculoskeletal (diagnostic) ultrasound
- casting and splinting lab
- high-fidelity simulation labs and virtual cadaver lab
When you're not on site, you'll be reflecting and actively altering your practice from what you've learned from our lineup of nationally-recognized content experts.
Meet our Director: Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, LAT, ATC
Dr. Ostrowski has been an athletic trainer for over 15 years and has 10 years of teaching experience in the field. Dr. Ostrowski’s research focuses on the psychology of injury, and therapeutic modalities. She has authored a national textbook, titled Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training, and over 20 peer-reviewed publications, as well as presenting at over 40 professional conferences. Dr. Ostrowski has been awarded several National and private grants to fund her therapeutic modalities research, and was recently asked to serve as a subject matter expert for the NATA's pilot Self-Assessment Module in mental health.
For questions about the program, you can email Dr. Ostrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-625-7203.
For more information about the DAT program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400 or email email@example.com.
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Want to go part-time?
Works for us. And with three admission cycles, you can start—or jump back in—at any of our three annual start dates.
COURSE SPOTLIGHT: EVIDENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION FOR THE SPINE
Taught by: James Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC
You'll learn evidence-based evaluation and treatment, including manual therapy interventions, of patients with musculoskeletal and central nervous system disorders of the sacroiliac joint, and lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine.