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Athletic Training 3+2 Program

A female student performs a physical evaluation on a fellow studentProgram Overview

Imagine yourself working with elite athletes, providing care under the supervision of world-class health professionals, or treating patients in an athletic injury clinic — all while you’re still a student. A five-year M.S. program (or two-year program for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and satisfy all prerequisites), UNE’s Athletic Training (AT) program combines the study of health-related sciences with the art of preventing, managing, and rehabilitating athletic and orthopedic injuries to make you an expert in every aspect of improving individual and team wellness.


Why UNE for Athletic Training 3+2 Program

Gain vital experience in interprofessional collaboration by studying at a comprehensive health professions university. Athletic Training’s partnership with UNE’s medical school offers many exciting opportunities, including classes in human gross anatomy and hands-on patient experiences in the on-campus Interprofessional Injury Care Clinic, where medical students and Athletic Training students work side-by-side to care for fellow students.

  • Training in interdisciplinary team-based care
  • Custom-designed teaching and lab spaces
  • 105,000 square-foot athletics complex
  • Motion Analysis Lab for study of biomechanics, rehabilitation, and more

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Careers

Through your coursework, labs, clinical field experiences, and internships, you will be well on your way to an exciting career in athletic training.

Our graduates have landed jobs with major league franchises, such as:

  • Boston Red Sox (MLB)
  • Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
  • Connecticut Sun (WNBA)

Athletic trainers are employed by physicians’ offices and sports teams and in military settings. You may also work in related fields, including:

  • Strength Coaching
  • Injury Prevention
  • Performing Arts/Dance Medicine
  • Public Safety
  • Occupational Health

Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or a vague idea of the field that interests you, the Office of Career Services is here to help you plan your next step.

  • 95%

    of graduates employed as athletic trainers or enrolled in the graduate program of their choice within six months of graduation

  • 100%

    first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification Examination (Class of 2019)


Academics

Our 3+2 program enables you to obtain your master’s (M.S.) in just five years. (A two-year M.S. track is available for those entering with a B.S. who have met all prerequisites.)

EXAMPLES OF AVAILABLE COURSES

The following are just some examples of the exciting courses that the Athletic Training program offers:

  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Manual Therapies
  • Rehabilitative Techniques in Athletic Health Care
  • Athletic Performance and Conditioning
  • Clinical Reasoning in Athletic Training
  • Clinical Practicum

Meet our Faculty and Professional Staff


An athletic training student checks a fellow student's ankle on the baseball field


Experiential Learning

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Whether you’re conducting research, performing clinical rotations, interning, or working with injured students in the Interprofessional Injury Care Clinic, you don’t just learn athletic training at UNE — you do athletic training.

INTERNSHIPS

Our graduates have completed a wide array of exciting internships with organizations, including:

  • Maine Red Claws
  • Maine Mariners
  • Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Bowdoin College Sports Medicine
  • UNE Athletic Medicine
  • L.L. Bean Employee Health

A student stands at a viewpoint looking out at the city of ChefchaouenGlobal Education

See the world

As an Athletic Training student, you may study abroad for a semester during your sophomore year in Spain, France, Iceland, or at UNE’s own global campus in Morocco. All programs offer courses that fulfill your core requirements. Other short term immersion experiences are available during your sophomore, junior, or senior years, including faculty-led trips to Brazil and Dominica; medical mission trips organized by the (IMM)UNE Club; and the unique Health Care Immersion Experience in Ghana.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.