Bethune-Cookman Debuts New Master’s Degree Program in Athletic Training

Bethune-Cookman University, the historically Black educational institution in Daytona Beach, Florida, has begun a new master of athletic training degree program. The first cohort of students in the program have been immersed in a clinical rotation with the university’s football program, and have been traveling with the team providing medical services.

The master of athletic training program is offered by the department of rehabilitation science. Its faculty consists of: Dr. Torrance Williams, Chair/Program Director, Dr. Dewayne Dubose, assistant professor and Dr. Jyl O’Brien Williams, clinical education coordinator and assistant professor.

“We are so excited to welcome our inaugural cohort and are pleased to be the first HBCU in the state and the nation to offer a master of athletic training program,” stated Dr. Deanna Wathington, executive dean of the Petrock College of Health Sciences and the university’s School of Graduate Studies.


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