Program Overview

In our Athletic Training program, you will learn every aspect of improving individual and team wellness. You'll study the effects of sport and sport-related injuries on the individual performer and will learn to enhance the wellness of active healthy people as well as injured ones. Plus, you will benefit from UNE's state-of-the-art facilities, supportive community, and established leadership in health professions education.

You gain a thorough understanding of the effects of sport and sport-related injuries on the individual performer through a series of classroom and clinical experiences. You learn to enhance the wellness of active healthy people as well as injured ones. You leave our program with all of the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to be an athletic trainer.

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Two students wearing scrubs practice athletic training procedures

Accreditation

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The University of New England Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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There is a lot of support for the Athletic Training program...our professors and advisors are constantly helping to build relationships with clinical sites and to place us in interesting positions.
Athletic Training 3+2 program

Hands-on Learning

You will study in state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories with world-class instructors following a rigorous, forward-thinking curriculum. Wide-ranging clinical opportunities in areas such as professional sports, high school/college athletics, outpatient orthopedic clinics, industrial and primary care medicine, and graduate research will challenge you to think critically and practice as part of an interdisciplinary team.

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Academics

Our curriculum combines the study of anatomy and other health-related sciences with the art of preventing, managing, and rehabilitating athletic and orthopedic injuries.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Tracks and Degrees

UNE offers a 3+2 Athletic Training track for undergraduates who wish to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in five years. A two-year M.S.A.T. degree is available for those entering with a B.S. who have met all prerequisites.

If you are a high school graduate, then you can earn your degree in five years through our innovative 3+2 Athletic Training track. If you already hold a Bachelor of Science degree, then come to UNE and earn your M.S.A.T. in just 24 months. Either way, you’ll benefit from UNE’s strength in delivering the highest quality health profession programs.

Admission

High School Students: Please see Undergraduate Admissions for details concerning the general admissions requirements.

Students who already hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) prior to matriculation and current UNE 3+2 MSAT students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for admission into the professional/graduate phase of the athletic training program.

View required criteria for admission into the professional/graduate program

Health Sciences on the Coast of Maine

As a student you'll love the atmosphere, coastal views, and recreational opportunities of UNE's Biddeford Campus, where the Athletic Training program is located. You'll also like the opportunities provided by the University's full complement of programs. UNE offers degree programs in health sciences, natural sciences, human services, management, education and the liberal arts, and includes Maine's only medical school, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, which emphasizes the education of primary care physicians. This relationship provides students with many unique opportunities, not the least of which is a full semester of Human Gross Anatomy in a state-of-the-art laboratory.

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News

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