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Additional Program Information for Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Program at UNLV offers hands-on clinical instruction that provides excellent field-based learning opportunities for each student. Students gain clinical experience directly from team physicians and staff athletic trainers in the areas of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for athletic-related injuries, as well as providing daily care for student athletes.

Graduate Internship in Athletic Training

There are seven graduate internships available within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at UNLV. Candidates must complete the athletic training graduate internship application.

Clinical Experience Requirements

Once accepted into the five-semester program, students are required to obtain a minimum of 1,100 clinical internship hours. These can be earned in the UNLV Athletic Training Facility or an allied clinical setting. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours during the first semester, 200 hours every spring semester, and 300 hours every subsequent fall semester.

The clinical internships comprise a variety of sports teams and offer experience with upper- and lower-extremity and equipment-intensive sports.

Certification Exam

Students are eligible to sit for the BOC Examination when they complete the clinical experience and degree requirements. Those who pass are recognized as certified athletic trainers.

Career Possibilities

Certified athletic trainers have career opportunities in many areas:

  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional sports
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Industrial and commercial settings