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
  • 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
  • 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
  • highly competitive program entry requirements

Internships / Clubs

Internships are available at the Andrews Institute.

Alumni / Faculty

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


The athletic training staff works out of fully-equipped athletic training facilities. Athletic training rooms are located in:

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 their course of study, students are exposed to the latest in equipment and techniques.