Athletic Training Undergraduate Program

For currently enrolled students and fall 2022 transfer students

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s undergraduate Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In 2021, CAATE announced it will only accredit master’s degree programs after 2022.

As a result, NWU will transition our traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program in athletic training will transition to a 3+2 master's degree program. Future undergraduates interested in becoming a BOC-certified athletic trainer can seek admission into NWU’s 3+2 program to earn a Master of Athletic Training in five years. Students on this track will declare an undergraduate major in exercise science and apply for admission into the graduate program during their junior year. Accepted students complete their graduate courses in their fourth and fifth years, earning both a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a Master of Athletic Training from Nebraska Wesleyan in just five years.

Transfer students enrolling in fall 2022 may still qualify to complete a bachelor’s degree under the traditional bachelor’s degree program and be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a certified athletic trainer.

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.

NWU BOC outcome data

See NWU athletic training students yearly board of certification (BOC) outcome data at CAATE Program Information and Outcomes.


  • Athletic training instructors

    Athletic training program honored with university's Story Award

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  • MAATA poster presenters

    Athletic training students showcase expertise

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  • Master of Athletic Training Degree

    NWU launches Master Athletic Training program

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  • Said Mendez

     3 athletic training majors win national, regional awards

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  • Kelsey Jaeschke

    Jaeschke sweeps state, regional and national honors

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  • Emma Peterson

    Two students selected for Fulbright Summer Institute

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  • Jacob LaMarche's football injury led him down the road to a major in athletic training. His research on his own injury was presented at the National Athletic Trainer's Association Symposium and the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association Symposium.

    AT student’s own injury lands him research on national stage

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  • National Athletic Training Association Scholarship winners

    Two awarded National Athletic Training Scholarship

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  • Senior Kelsey Bahe is the first Nebraskan to sweep three athletic training scholarships at the state, regional and national level.

    Senior sweeps state, regional, national athletic training awards

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Internship Opportunities

At Nebraska Wesleyan, our professors work really hard to help you find the most impactful internship experiences possible. See how Jordan Hiatt, majoring in athletic training, got the most out of his athletic training internship with the Salt Dogs.