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.

Academic Programs

The Athletic Training program offers a bachelor of science. Students interested in graduate degrees may earn master or doctorate degrees through the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department.

Students within the Athletic Training Academic program understand and apply the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, and they meet the expectations of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Graduate degrees and assistantships are available through the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department. These opportunities include:


The Athletic Training Program at UNLV is the only athletic training curriculum program in Nevada accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE certified the athletic training program at UNLV to have completed an accreditation review and be compliant with the national established standards through 2022–2023. The program tracks graduation rates, retention rates, graduate placement, and first-time pass rates on the Board of Certification exams for the past three years.

Rebel Athletic Training Society

The Rebel Athletic Training Society provides its members with opportunities to develop leadership skills, build networks within the profession, and gain additional clinical experience while demonstrating and building awareness about the athletic training profession.


Tamara Fernandez, LAT, ATC, LMT, BCTMB

Visiting Lecturer
Tamara Fernandez
Office: MPE-C 330
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5198
Fax: 702-895-1500

Tedd Girouard, M.S., ATC, LAT

Program Director, Athletic Training Program
Tedd Girouard
Office: MPE-G 101
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5828
Fax: 702-895-1500

Kara Radzak, Ph.D., ATC

Assistant Professor
Kara Radzak
Office: MPE-G 100
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-4421
Fax: 702-895-1500

Michelle Samuel, M.S., ATC, LAT

Lecturer, Clinical Education Coordinator
Michelle Samuel
Office: MPE-G 105
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-1015
Fax: 702-895-1500


 Mailing Address

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Box 453034
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3034


  • 702-895-0996


  • 702-895-1500

 Campus Location

 Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.