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 Licensed Athletic Trainers (LAT) and other health care providers in the areas of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for athletic-related injuries, as well as providing daily care for active patients.
Clinical Experience Requirements
Once accepted into the five-semester program, students are required to obtain a minimum of 1,100 clinical internship hours. The hours will be completed at the UNLV Athletic Training Facilities or an affiliated clinical site. 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, including a period of immersion.
The clinical internships are comprised of a variety of clinical settings and offer diverse experiences with university-approved clinical preceptors.
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.
Certified athletic trainers have career opportunities in many areas:
- Secondary schools
- Colleges and universities
- Professional sports
- Sports medicine clinics
- Industrial and commercial settings