Graduate Athletic Training Program
Prior to application, all prospective students should complete the following seven (7) 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.
Anatomy and Physiology (6 Credits)
Biology (3 Credits)
Biomechanics (3 Credits)
Chemistry (3 Credits)
Exercise Physiology (3 Credits)
Nutrition (3 Credits)
Physics (3 Credits)
Psychology (3 Credits)