Athletic Training Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
You'll 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.
Many career opportunities are associated with attaining a degree in athletic training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Opportunities include:
- working with high school/college/professional sports teams
- working in sports medicine clinics
- preparing for physical therapy school
Completion of the academic major, including clinical experiences, will also make you eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
After successful completion of the certification exam, as a certified athletic trainer you can seek employment at:
- public or private schools
- professional sports
- industrial or clinical sites
THE NEBRASKA DIFFERENCE
At the University of Nebraska Athletic Department, we have:
- nationally recognized faculty and athletic medicine staff
- world-class facilities
- an education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and in good standing with that organization
- highly competitive program entry requirements
The athletic training staff works out of fully-equipped athletic training facilities. Athletic training rooms are located in:
- The Osborne Complex in North Stadium
- Bob Devaney Sports Center
- Injury Prevention and Care Center (IPC) at the UNL Recreation Center
- Lincoln Southwest High School
Students are selected for assignments based on skill, experience, and competency in the field of athletic training, and are given the opportunity to work with male and female athletes, individual and team sports, and high and low risk activities.
Throughout your course of study, you'll be exposed to the latest in equipment and techniques.
- Anticipated Program Costs
- Employment-Placement Rate
- Graduation Rate
- Athletic Training Student Handbook
- Retention Worksheet
- Secondary Admission to the clinical experiences of the Athletic Training Program.pdf
- Technical Standards
- Pass Rate Table - Board of Certification (BOC) examination - National Athletic Trainers Association Employment-Placement Rate
- 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