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.
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.
Students interested in transferring should contact Dr. Kelli Snyder.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
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 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.
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.
COMMON CAREER AREAS
With completion of graduate studies:
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Athletic Training/ Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies