Graduate Athletic Training Program
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN FULL BY THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES BY JANUARY 15TH, 2015.
All prospective students should be aware of the potential additional costs associated with the UNO Athletic Training Program (ATP). Questions should be directed to the Program Director.
The steps below should be followed when completing the Graduate Application for Admission. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES, EITHER ONLINE OR BY MAIL (for transcripts and letters of recommendation if necessary). The only exception is the Deficiency Report form, which should be sent directly to the UNO ATP.
Step 1: Register to receive a NUID (personal identification number) by clicking on “New User to This Application?” on the Application homepage. Enter all required personal information to receive your NU ID and password.
Step 2: Enter your new NUID and password on the Application homepage to begin the application process.
Step 3: Select the following, in order, to apply to the athletic training education program:
- “Please select a career” -> “Graduate”
- “Please select a program” -> “Masters”
- “Please select a field of study”-> “Athletic Training – MA”
- “Please select an admit term”-> “Summer 2015”
- Select “Apply for this program."
Step 4: Complete all required personal information, then select “Save and Continue.”
Step 5: Complete the citizenship and residency portions of the application.
International students should select “US VISA Holder," then complete the required information about their VISA. Questions should be directed to the International Studies and Programs Office.
Students that qualify for in-state residency should indicate this on the form. Information on who qualifies for State Residency can be found here.
Select “Save and Continue.”
Step 6: Complete information on all undergraduate institutions attended.
This includes the institution(s) that granted degrees, plus any other institutions where course credit was received.
Under “Education Data," select “Add +," then select the appropriate state, city, and institution using the drop-down menus.
Complete the Attendance Dates, and “Add +” to complete degree information.
Once information has been completed, select “Save."
Select “Add +” for each individual institution.
Once complete, select “Save and Continue."
Step 7: Complete the required Supplemental Information.
Provide the name and contact information for the two individuals that will complete your letters of recommendation
These individuals should be able to speak about your abilities as a student, your leadership and problem-solving skills, and your potential as an athletic training student.
The Office of Graduate Studies will email these two individuals with instructions on how to complete the online recommendation form. You may want to notify your recommenders prior to giving their names to the Graduate School.
These letters of recommendation MUST BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15TH, 2015.
Acknowledge that you understand all items must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies by January 15th, 2015 by initialing the box.
- Provide information about your athletic training experience/observation hours.
- List the location, number of hours, supervisor, and phone number of supervisor for each location where athletic training experience/observation occurred.
- Provide information about any additional health care experience/observation hours.
- List the location, number of hours, supervisor, and phone number of supervisor for each location where healthcare experience/observation occurred.
- Provide information about current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications.
- Being certified in CPR/AED/First Aid is not required when applying to the program, but is strongly recommended.
- Students must hold current certification in “Standard First Aid," and “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer," from the American Red Cross prior to the first day of class if accepted. This certification must not expire prior to April 30th, 2016.
- Provide any information on professional certifications, extracurricular activities, offices held, and professional memberships.
Once all information is complete, select “Save and Continue."
Step 8: Upload the “Statement of Purpose.”
The Statement of Purpose must be uploaded in .pdf format.
The Statement of Purpose for the UNO Graduate ATP should address the following:
- What is/are your primary career goal(s)?
- What in your life has most directly influenced your choice of becoming an athletic trainer?
- Describe your ATTRIBUTES that you feel are clearly and directly related to the profession of athletic training.
- Why should you be selected into the University of Nebraska at Omaha Graduate Athletic Training Program?
The Statement of Purpose should be less than 1000 words. Once the document has been uploaded, select “Save," then “Next."
Step 9: This is the final step in the application process. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL PRIOR STEPS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION AND PAYMENT!
Select how you will be paying for your application (Credit card, check, or “Not required” if you have already submitted the $45 fee for a different application). Complete payment information and submit your application.
Step 10: Submit official transcripts from all institutions listed on your application.
The transcripts should be sent directly to:
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Office of Graduate Studies, EAB 203
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Step 11: Submit Official GRE (and TOEFL, if required) scores directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.
This is done online after completion of each respective examination.The code for the UNO Graduate Studies office is 6420. See the GRE or TOEFL websites for more information on how to submit your scores to UNO.
Step 12: Any applicants that are currently enrolled in a prerequisite (“deficiency”) course at the time of application must send in a Deficiency Report for that course. This Deficiency Report must be sent directly to the Athletic Training Program (HPER 207, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182). Deficiency Reports must be received no later than February 10th, 2015.