About the School of IPAT

The School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training prepares graduates to be competitive entry level professionals or candidates for advanced study in applied and clinical health professions. The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training engage in professional education, scholarly activity, and meaningful public service. The School emphasizes the integration of healthy lifestyles, basic science, preventative medicine, and clinical care across the lifespan.

If you want to turn your passion for helping people develop their potential for a healthy lifestyle into a fulfilling career, then the School of IPAT at The University of Montana can start you on the right track.  Our primary focus is to advance and disseminate knowledge about the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors, the enhancement of human movement and the enrichment of quality of life.

Within our School, we offer an undergraduate major in Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training with specialized options:

  • Integrative Physiology - Pre-professional
  • Integrative Physiology - Applied
  • Integrative Physiology - Pre-Athletic Training  
  • Applied Human Physiology
  • Sports Medicine

At the conclusion of your undergraduate degree, you should be fully prepared to seek an entry-level position in your chosen field or pursue an advanced degree.  Your coursework will help you to:

  • Identify the historical underpinnings of the fields of integrative physiology and athletic training, and understand how they influence modern practices in these fields
  • Explain complex principles in the student’s area of specialization using effective dissemination techniques, including oral and written communication skills
  • Practice collaboration with peers and colleagues in the student’s chosen area of specialization
  • Utilize evidence-based practices in professional settings or applications
  • Display a basic level of competence required for their chosen field of study or advanced study
  • Provide service related to the student’s area of specialization to the community