Athletic TrainingCollege of Education and Human Sciences

What you will learn

Students receive preparation to work with athletes at all levels, hands-on experience with the University of Nebraska Athletic Department and significant attention due to highly selective enrollment.

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities are associated with working in the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. Opportunities include working with high school/college/professional sports teams, working in sports medicine clinics and preparing for physical therapy school.

Completion of the academic major including work experiences will also make the athletic training student eligible to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA-BOC) examination upon completion of the bachelor's degree.

Upon successful completion of the certification exam, the certified athletic trainer can seek employment at public or private schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, and 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, commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) certification, and highly competitive entry requirements for the program

Internships / Clubs

Internships are available at the Andrews Institute.

Alumni / Faculty

  • Dr. Tom Osborne, Athletic Director - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Dr. Jeff Rudy


The athletic training staff works out of five fully-equipped athletic training facilities. Athletic training rooms are located in The Osborne Complex in North Stadium, the Bob Devaney Sports Center, the Coliseum, and the Recreation Center. Students are selected for assignment based on their skill, experience, and competency in the field of athletic training, and students are given the opportunity to work with male and female athletes, individual and team sports, and high and low risk activities. Throughout their course of study, the students are exposed to the latest in equipment and techniques.