Due to changes in the athletic training industry, athletic training programs nationwide, including Nebraska’s, are in a period of transition as they move from undergraduate to graduate level training.
Majoring in athletic training is no longer an option for incoming undergraduate students at any college or university.
The athletic training program at Nebraska is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Commission now mandates that accredited professional athletic training programs must result in the granting of a master’s degree in athletic training to sit for the Board of Certification Exam. Bachelor’s programs can no longer admit students into the athletic training major.
Nebraska remains committed to supporting the development of future athletic trainers. We are confident there is a path for you at Nebraska. A master’s degree program in athletic training has been developed and is expected to begin within the next several years.
As a result of this change, the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at Nebraska has identified the Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science (NEHS) option as the best degree program for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in athletic training. This program offers many of the necessary pre-requisites required by the future athletic training master’s degree program. For more information, visit: https://go.unl.edu/gomc.
The mission of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is to prepare students for a multidisciplinary approach to health care with a quality comprehensive classroom and clinical education learning opportunities that promote the application of scientific information to enhance the lives of individuals in culturally diverse communities.
The vision of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Training Program will be to develop entry-level athletic trainers and promote lifelong learning through the application of scientific information to enhance the lives of individuals in culturally diverse communities in Nebraska, the United States, and throughout the world.
The goals of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Training Program are to:
- Develop professionalism and ethical decision-making.
- Establish cultural competence.
- Embrace multidisciplinary healthcare approach.
- Analysis and application of evidence-based healthcare.
Graduates of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Training Program will be able to:
- Acknowledge and apply a foundation for making sound ethical and professional decisions that are in the best interest of patients/clients.
- Recognize and interpret patients/clients needs from different age groups and socioeconomic statuses to provide the most effective healthcare.
- Evaluate and apply effective healthcare using a multidisciplinary collaborative approach.
- Conceptualize and apply the most current evidence-based research that will lead to developed knowledge and skills for making appropriate clinical decisions.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
You will be prepared to work in the exciting career of athletic training where you can support athletes in the challenges of maintaining their health. A strong academic program is paired with a challenging clinical program that includes daily opportunities to learn with Husker athletics.
Completion of the academic major, including clinical experiences, will also make you eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
THE NEBRASKA DIFFERENCE
- Dedicated and collaborative faculty and athletic medicine staff
- World-class sports medicine facilities
- Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- Highly competitive program entry requirements
CLINICAL EDUCATION SITES
- Nebraska Athletic Medicine https://go.unl.edu/srg8
- Concordia University Athletics https://cune.edu/athletics/facilities-hours
- Injury Prevention and Care Center (IPC) https://go.unl.edu/mgt0 at the UNL Recreation Center
- Lincoln Southwest High School https://sites.google.com/class.lps.org/southwest-athletic-training
- Anticipated Program Costs https://go.unl.edu/04nu
- Athletic Training Student Handbook https://go.unl.edu/xpdt
- CAATE Program Information and Outcomes https://caate.net/program-info/12/
- Course Sequence https://go.unl.edu/e9y7
- Secondary Admission to the Clinical Experiences of the Athletic Training Program https://go.unl.edu/gi5o
- Technical Standards https://go.unl.edu/e3uy