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Athletic Training 3+2 Program

Athletic Training at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is committed to offering students a wide variety of educational experiences while preparing them for an evolving field. Athletic training professionals are trained to manage the overall health care of interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional and recreational athletes.

This program is offered as a 5-year undergraduate and graduate combined course sequence. This includes a 3-year undergraduate program in a related field major (e.g. Exercise Science, Physical Education, Teacher Education, Biology, or other) with the newly established, Minor in Athletic Training Foundation, and 2-year graduate (professional) program. Either course sequence (2-year graduate program or 5-year undergraduate/graduate program) allows students to have great academic and clinical experience and will provide the eligibility to take the Board examination at the completion of the program.

The program is developed around the standards implemented by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Through this program, students have the opportunity to gain practical field and clinical experiences within the UNK Athletic Department and at one of the off-campus clinics and high school internship sites. UNK’s Athletic Training program is committed to advancing the quality of education and providing a high level of excellence in the professional preparation of its students.

Additional information and requirements

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS DEGREE

  • Traditional athletic setting
  • Collegiate and high school sports
  • Professional sports teams
  • Corporate setting
  • Military and industrial settings
Micah Stall
"I graduated from UNK in May 2017. I am currently a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Central Oklahoma and work primarily with the women’s softball program. Making the decision to be a part of the Athletic Training major at UNK has helped me in my career today. Not only did I receive great hands-on learning experience in the classroom, but I also had the opportunity to work directly with UNK’s Division II student-athletes. The experience and knowledge I gained during my time at UNK and with the major has set me up for great future in athletic training and an opportunity I will cherish for a lifetime."

Micah Stall

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer