The Drake University Master of Athletic Training program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), located at 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North Washington, DC 20006; (512) 733-9700; website https://caate.net/. The program is accredited through the 2025-2026 academic year. A required comprehensive accreditation review will be conducted during the 2025-2026 academic year, with a self-study due date of July 1, 2025, and an on-site visitation scheduled in consultation with the institution.
Admission to the Drake University Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program is based on academic and personal qualifications that are necessary for successful, competent practice as an athletic trainer. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of the fit between their personal goals and the mission and goals of the MAT program. Prior education, work experience, honors, awards, service to others and leadership activities are also considered in the admission process.
Students can apply to our MAT program by meeting the following requirements. Please note that these are the requirements applicants must meet in order for their applications to be considered complete. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the MAT program.
|Subject||Credit Hours||Drake Courses|
Anatomy and Physiology
|8 credit hours (including labs)||HSCI 125/L and 141/L (PHAR 125 may replace HSCI 125); or BIO 018/L and 129|
|3 credit hours||BIO 134|
|4 credit hours (including lab)||BIO 012/L or BIO 013/L|
General (Inorganic) Chemistry
|4 credit hours (including lab)||CHEM 001 and 003, or 002 and 004|
|3 credit hours||PSY 001 (4 credit hours)|
|3 credit hours||PHY 011|
|2 credit hours||PHAR 126|
|3 credit hours||STAT 060, 071 or HSCI 060|
|1 credit hour||HSCI 095|
61 semester credit hours in general electives are required; Drake requires students to complete a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate coursework (at least 92 credit hours)
|61 credit hours||Drake Curriculum Areas of Inquiry|
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in order to receive transfer credit and fulfill prerequisite courses. Please see Drake University's Transfer Credit Information page or contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at (515) 271-3018 for more information. Students who wish to fulfill prerequisites using Advanced Placement (AP) scores must earn a 4 or higher on the AP exam. Please see Drake University's AP, IB and CLEP Credit policy or contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for more information.
Drake University's Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program operates on a rolling admission process. We will interview and admit students until the A1 class is full and a sufficient number of applicants have been identified for the wait list. We recommend submitting application materials early in order to ensure your application is processed and considered in a timely manner. Students with strong applications and academic credentials will be invited to complete the second phase of the admission process, which includes a scored on-campus interview and a scored writing assessment.
Upon admission to Drake University's Master of Athletic Training program, students must
|ATHL 201 - AT Seminar I||1|
|ATHL 202 - AT Seminar II||1|
|ATHL 220 - Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers||2|
|ATHL 230 - Foundations of Health and Health Promotion||3|
|ATHL 251 - Evaluation of Injuries I||4|
|ATHL 252 - Mangement of Injuries I||4|
|ATHL 253 - Evaluation & Management of Injuries II||3|
|ATHL 254 - Advanced Athletic Training Techniques||2|
|ATHL 261 - Level IA Clinical Experiences: Foundational Observations||2|
|ATHL 262 - Level IB Clinical Experiences: Trad & Em Settings||4|
|ATHL 263 - Level IC Clinical Experiences: Advanced Medical Knowledge||2|
|ATHL 264 - Level IIA Clinical Experiences: Athletic Training Immersions||12|
|ATHL 265 - Level IIB Clinical Experiences: Concentrations||4|
|ATHL 271 - Healthcare Systems and Policies||3|
|ATHL 272 - Behavioral and Sport Psychology||3|
|ATHL 275 - Patient-Centered Approach to Quality Healthcare||2|
|ATHL 280 - Research||3|
|ATHL 283 - AT Seminar III||1|
|ATHL 284 - AT Seminar IV||2|
|HSCI 260 - Survey of Evidence Based Healthcare||3|
|HSCI 263 - Pharmacology for Future Health Professionals||3|
|PHAR 132 and 132D - Pathophysiology with Lab||4|
|Professional Electives - A minimum three credits and maximum twelve credits required|
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.