Welcome to the University of Nebraska Athletic Training Education Program. This site is intended to give a brief overview of the program and to answer some of the more common questions asked by prospective students.
The University of Nebraska is committed to developing and implementing an athletic training major that is noted both within the University and within national organizations as being a program of excellence. At this time, considerable time and effort is being spent in development of an athletic training major which will meet or exceed the high standards of the University of Nebraska, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), and accrediting bodies.
The course of study listed and the athletic training courses have been approved by the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences, and the University of Nebraska. All of the courses are being offered in the sequence indicated in the program progression described below.
On August 7, 2009 the University of Nebraska Athletic Training Education Program was granted accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program will be due for comprehensive review from CAATE during the 2013-2014 school year; CAATE has moved our accreditation status to probation. Completion of the academic major including work experiences will make the athletic training student eligible to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) examination upon completion of the bachelor's degree.