Become an Athletic Trainer

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.

Article: What do athletic trainers do?

a student works with a patient at a clinic

Pre-Athletic Training

A program completed alongside a bachelor's degree for students seeking dual healthcare provider credentials such as Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and more.

an athletic training student helps a patient recover in a clinic

3+2 Athletic Training

A 5-year, dual-degree experience for students who want to accelerate undergraduate and graduate clinical education.

A student cares for a patient

Master of Athletic Training

A traditional 2 year master's degree sequence for students who already hold a bachelor's degree.

Inside the Master of Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training Facilities

Athletic Training is part of the Kinesiology and Sports Sciences Department and is located in Cushing Coliseum. UNK's facilities include an Athletic Training Lab, UNMC Gross Anatomy Lab and UNK Sports Medicine. The Athletic Training Lab was designed by the Athletic Training faculty to enhance didactic academic and clinical learning. The Lab is equipped with traditional treatment tables, therapeutic modalities, medical supplies, rehabilitation equipment, and clinical research equipment to practice clinical skills prior to actual patient care.