Athletic Training Program


Nebraska Wesleyan University’s undergraduate Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). NWU undergraduates have an outstanding 98% pass rate on the CAATE certification exam, which qualifies them to serve as certified athletic trainers.

CAATE is changing its policies and will only accredit master’s degree programs after 2022. As a result, fall 2021 will be the last year undergraduates can begin NWU’s traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program in athletic training.

Starting in 2022, undergraduates interested in earning a MAT can seek admission into the Master of Athletic Training through NWU’s 3+2 program. Students on this track will declare a major in exercise science and apply for admission into the graduate program during their junior year. They will begin taking graduate-level courses as seniors, and can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Athletic Training in five years.

Goals of the program:

Upon completion of the Nebraska Wesleyan Athletic Training Program, students will:

  1. Develop mastery of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of an entry-level athletic trainer.
  2. Be prepared for employment in a variety of athletic training and health care settings.
  3. Identify injuries and other medical conditions commonly seen in physically active individuals, including members of different cultures and socioeconomic statuses.
  4. Recognize the importance of being involved in and networking through professional organizations.
  5. Value ethical principles and behavior required of a health care professional.

Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual

Please see our Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual below for more information.


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