Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Major: Athletic Training
In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer aids in the prevention, emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses in physically-active patients. The mission of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Nebraska Omaha is to prepare students for successful careers or advanced academic studies in the field of athletic training. Admitted students complete a combination of rigorous coursework and clinical experiences over 6 semesters as preparation for national certification and future employment.
Potential Career Opportunities:
An athletic trainer aids in the prevention, emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses in physical-active patients.
The UNO ATP relies upon multiple affiliated sites in the greater Omaha Metropolitan area to provide our athletic training students with a variety of clinical experiences. These sites include UNO, Creighton University, nine area high schools, and an area physical therapy/sports medicine clinic.
Weekly clinical education requirements in this program average 20 hours per week in the athletic training facilities, athletic team practices, and athletic team competitions. All athletic training students complete their clinical education via semester-long clinical rotations.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to apply for the program. All students must maintain a cumulative and major GPA of at least 2.5 to stay in good academic standing. Students must obtain grades of “C-” or better in all ATP courses in order to matriculate through the program.
Successful completion of this program provides the eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification Examination. The table below shows the pass rates of students in the undergraduate program who have taken the BOC exam.
|Graduation Year||Total Number of First-time Exam Takers||Total Number Passed on First Attempt||Total Number Passed Overall||First-time Pass Rate||Overall Pass Rate|
|3 Year Aggregate||20||14||*||70%||*|
1Includes Graduates from December 2013, May 2014, and August 2014
2Includes Graduates from December 2012, May 2013, and August 2013
3Includes Graduates from December 2011, May 2012, and August 2012
*Data still being compiled.
For More Information, Contact:
Melanie McGrath, Program Director
207V HPER, 6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182