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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 Academic sequence comprises a 5-year undergraduate and graduate combined course sequence. During the 4th year, students will take undergraduate courses and 1styear Master of Athletic Training courses, which require them to complete the bachelor’s degree prior to the 2nd year Master of Athletic Training. To be eligible to pursue such academic sequence, the following major/minor are recommended but not limited to:

Athletic Training 3+2 Academic sequence allows students to have great academic and hands-on clinical experience. This will provide the eligibility to challenge the Board of Certification (BOC) examination at the completion of the Master of Athletic Training.

* The Athletic Training 3+2 Academic sequence will NOT guarantee an acceptance to the Master of Athletic Training in the 4th year. All students will go through the Master of Athletic Training admission process to pursue the graduate degree.

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.

Samples of the 3+2 AT/Sports Medicine Academic Sequence

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS DEGREE

  • Traditional athletic setting
  • Collegiate and high school sports
  • Professional sports teams
  • Corporate setting
  • Military and industrial settings
Amber Burson

She chose UNK because of the “challenging and distinguished Athletic Training program.” She says that athletic training changed her life. “It particular challenged me to think on a different level which helped me to be successful in both grad school and in my career.” She liked the sense of community that the entire department had. While at UNK she had an internship at Kearney High School and New West Sports Medicine. “It was very helpful in helping me learn how quickly I would have to think on my feet when I got into the real world and my profession.”

Amber Burson

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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