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About the Athletic Training 3+2 Program

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the Athletic Training program 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.

The Athletic Training 3+2 Program comprises 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 Athletic Training 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 many off-campus clinics and high school internship sites.

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  • Traditional athletic setting
  • Collegiate and high school sports
  • Professional sports teams
  • Corporate setting
  • Military and industrial settings
Mikayla Frei

“Golf brought me out here to UNK for me to get my education, and I don’t know that I would have gotten a better education anywhere else. We have a really solid athletic training program. I honestly think our athletic training program is one of the best in the country. The last 18 months have completely opened my eyes and really broadened what I want to do with my career. UNK is a special place and I’m just so grateful that I was able to come here."

Mikayla Frei

Lexington High School, Lexington, NE

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The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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