Master of Athletic Training

ATEP Lab

Recent Athletic Training Program Changes:

The Athletic Training Governmental bodies [i.e. the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Board of Certification for Athletic Training (BOC), and the Executive Committee for Education (ECE)] have determined that professional degree programs in Athletic Training should be moved to the graduate level by the start of the Fall-term 2022.

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) currently exists as an accredited undergraduate program (BS in Athletic Training). After the extensive program approval process, from the 2018-2019 academic year, UNK will officially offer the Master of Athletic Training [2-year graduate (professional) program] at UNK.

We will additionally offer the 5-year undergraduate and graduate combined course sequence [i.e. 3-year undergraduate program in the related field major (e.g. Exercise Science, Physical Education, Teacher Education, Biology, or other) with the newly established minor, 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.

Notice:

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree.   The University of Nebraska at Kearney is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May of 2021.