Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies

Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies

The B.A. in athletic training and rehabilitation studies has a pre-health professions focus. It is designed to prepare students who desire to enter a graduate program in a variety of health care professions, including athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, occupational therapy, physician assistant, etc. Effective fall 2020, a new minor offers pre-health students a patient-focused foundation of courses which help you build skills in patient interaction. 

For students who want to go on to become an athletic trainer, this B.A. serves as your foundation leading to the Master of Athletic Training (M.ATR.). This is the professional-level degree that ultimately enables students to become certified as an athletic trainer. University of Northern Iowa was the first in Iowa to offer the accredited master's level degree now required for certification. 

UNI’s Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


Students interested in transferring should contact Dr. Kelli Snyder.


Outstanding Facilities
Outstanding facilities

Our on-campus facilities include three athletic training clinics, hydrotherapy room, research laboratory, UNI’s only cadaver lab and classrooms which facilitate highly effective hands-on learning environments.

You'll get Great Experience
You’ll get real experience

You will apply your knowledge and clinical skills through engagement in diverse clinical experiences with athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, strength and conditioning specialists, and other health care professionals. You will interact with our enthusiastic faculty and staff during classroom, research and community engagement opportunities.

Future Looks Good.
Your future looks good

UNI athletic training students are highly successful in gaining employment or furthering their education in various graduate programs. Students are prepared to work as health care providers in various settings including colleges and universities, hospital and clinics, military, performing arts, occupational health, physician extender, public safety, and secondary schools.


96% of last years students are continuing their education or employed


With completion of graduate studies:

Athletic training

Physical therapy

Occupational therapy

Physician assistant





Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’.

Kelli Snyder, EdD
Program Coordinator
Athletic Training/ Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies
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