Athletic TrainingCollege of Education and Human Sciences

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.

Career Opportunities

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
  • 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
  • an education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • highly competitive program entry requirements


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 your course of study, you'll be exposed to the latest in equipment and techniques.