Athletic Training

Athletic Training Bachelor of Science (BS)

Majoring in Athletic Training at UNL gives you the opportunity to prepare for careers in a growing field through course work and clinical experience with Husker athletes supervised by trainers in the intercollegiate athletic department.

Completion of the bachelor’s degree will prepare you to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA-BOC) examination. UNL students taking the exam have a 100% pass rate since 2012-13.

Throughout your course of study, you will be exposed to the latest in equipment and technique. You will be selected for clinical assignment based on your skill, experience, and competency in the field of athletic training, and you will be given the opportunity to work with male and female athletes, individual and team sports, and high and low risk activities.

The athletic training staff works out of five fully equipped athletic training facilities. Athletic training rooms are located in the Osborne Complex in North Memorial Stadium, the Hendricks Training Complex, the Bob Devaney Sports Center, the Coliseum, and the Campus Recreation Center.

 

Careers

  • Public or private schools
  • Colleges or universities
  • Professional sports organizations
  • Industrial or clinical sites
  • Preparation for graduate/professional study in medicine, sports and exercise performance, or health-related professions

Application to this program

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Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 145 Introduction to Athletic Training 3 cr
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
MATH 102, MATH 103, or MATH 106 2-5 cr
NUTR 100 Nutrition, Exercise and Health 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 146 First Aid, Treatment, and Management of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
NUTR 150 Foundations in Nutrition and Health Promotion 1 cr
PSYC 181 Introduction to Psychology 4 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 246 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
ATHT 247 Clinical Education I 1 cr
BIOS 214 Human Anatomy 5 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 249 Therapeutic Modalities 3 cr
ATHT 248 Clinical Education II 1 cr
PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 4-5 cr
NUTR 250 Human Nutrition and Metabolism 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 345 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries 4 cr
ATHT 347 Clinical Education III 1 cr
BIOS 213 Human Physiology 3 cr
BIOS 213L Human Physiology 1 cr
EDPS 330 or EDPS 459 or STAT 218 3 cr
NUTR 384 Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 245 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 3 cr
ATHT 346 Rehabilitation and Reconditioning 4 cr
ATHT 348 Clinical Education IV 1 cr
NUTR 484/884 Physiology of Exercise 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 445/845 Advanced Studies in Athletic Training 3 cr
ATHT 447 Clinical Education V 1 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ATHT 446 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training 3 cr
ATHT 448 Clinical Education VI 1 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.