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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
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

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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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