Graduate Athletic Training Program
Prior to application, all prospective students should complete the following eight (8) prerequisite courses (“deficiencies”) during their undergraduate studies (or as continuing or postgraduate education if necessary). These courses serve as the scientific base of knowledge for most of the athletic training coursework at UNO. Grades from these eight courses serve as an important indicator of how a prospective student may perform in our curriculum.
It is desirable to have an undergraduate degree in a related field; however, it is not mandatory as long as the prerequisites (listed below) are met. Students must have an Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher to be unconditionally admitted to Graduate School. Students with a GPA between 2.70-2.99 may still apply, and may be admitted provisionally.
All prospective graduate students who received their bachelor's degree from another institution must provide evidence that specific content areas (required by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educational Competencies) were completed by the completing each of the listed Undergraduate Prerequisites. Students may be asked to submit course syllabi for individual classes to ensure all content areas were sufficiently reviewed.
Students must have successfully completed the following courses or equivalent with a "C" or above before applying to the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program, or be currently enrolled in said courses (see deficiency report form).
PE 1800 Fitness for Living (3): This course is aimed at exploring the values of physical activity, assessing fitness needs and prescribing appropriate activities. Concepts are experienced through participation in vigorous physical activity including jogging.
PE 2500 Human Physiology and Anatomy II (4) The study of the structure and function of the systems of the body with an emphasis on the nervous system, special senses, digestive system, endocrine system, metabolism and body temperature regulation, lymphatic system, urinary system.^
PE 4010 Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science (6): This course will provide students an opportunity to achieve competency in operating various pieces of equipment typically used in biomechanics and exercise physiology laboratories. The student will gain experience in interpreting the results of the tests administered, and writing exercise prescriptions based upon those results. Areas covered include cardiovascular graded exercise testing, spirometry, anthropometry, body density, and isokinetic testing.
PE 4940 Physiology of Exercise (3) A study of the major physiological systems of the human body and its acute and chronic responses to exercise. Includes application of physiological concepts to physical training and conditioning. Prereq: PE 2880 or equivalent.
HPER 3090 Applied Nutrition (3) The purpose of this course is to provide students with information from which to make informed decisions about their own personal nutrition and to apply nutritional concepts to the design of interventions in health, exercise science, physical education, and athletic training.