Program 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.A.T. track within UNE’s Athletic Training (AT) is now available. The 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.

We also offer a two-year M.S.A.T. program for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and satisfy all prerequisites.

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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/M.S. 3+2

Why UNE for Athletic Training 3+2 Program

Gain vital experience collaborating with specialists in other health disciplines 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. Plus, the innovative 3+2 format allows you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in five years — trimming a full year from the traditional format.

  • Earn your B.S. in Health Sciences - Athletic Training and your M.S.A.T. in just five years
  • Training in interdisciplinary team-based care
  • Custom-designed teaching and lab spaces
  • 105,000 square-foot athletics complex
  • Motion Analysis Lab for the study of biomechanics, rehabilitation, and more

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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

Career Advising

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

Student Success by the Numbers


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


first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification Examination

(Class of 2019)

B.S. in Health Sciences - Athletic Training

If you are enrolled in our five-year M.S.A.T. program, you will be awarded a B.S. in Health Sciences - Athletic Training degree after you successfully complete your fourth year.  Completion of the B.S. in Health Sciences - Athletic Training does not prepare you for certification or licensure as an athletic trainer, you must complete all requirements for the M.S.A.T. to become eligible for the Board of Certification exam.

Student Financial Services

One of the most important considerations when committing to a college or university is cost. We work with you and your family to help make your education affordable by pricing our tuition competitively and offering financial assistance.


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

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


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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.


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

Global Education

See the World

As an Athletic Training student, you may study abroad for a semester during your sophomore year in SpainFranceIceland, 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.