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Exercise Science (Pre-AT) (B.S.)

The Master of Athletic Training two-year program will begin May 2025. This 3+2 program features three years in a relevant undergraduate degree followed by two years of master's study. This Exercise Science (Pre-AT) major is for students who have been accepted into the 3+2 Master of Athletic Training degree to allow students to finish an undergraduate Exercise Science major and transition into the graduate Athletic Training program during their final year of the undergraduate program.


The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Exercise Science for students who have been formally admitted into the Master of Athletic Training program. Acceptance into the program is based on the admission material completed and submitted to the Program Director on or before January 15. To see all admissions requirements and to obtain admission materials, visit the Athletic Training Program page.

The Nebraska Wesleyan University Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Mission Statement

The Athletic Training Program at Nebraska Wesleyan University prepares students for a career in athletic training by providing them the skills and knowledge to practice in a variety of settings while allowing opportunities for intellectual and personal growth within the framework of a liberal arts education.

Program Goals

NWU's Athletic Training Program will:

1. Provide students diverse classroom and clinical experiences that allow them to be active learners.

2. Prepare students to pass the BOC exam. (Our goal is to have at least an 80% first-time pass rate.)

3. Develop students who act as ethical and responsible athletic training professionals.

Learning Outcomes
Majors will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills and abilities required of an entry-level athletic trainer.
  2. Be prepared for employment in a variety of athletic training and healthcare settings.
  3. Employ skills and communication techniques appropriate for serving diverse patient populations.
  4. Recognize the importance of being involved in and network through professional organizations.
  5. Value ethical principles and behavior required of a healthcare professional.


Requirements 33 hours
Exercise Science (Pre-AT) Major (B.S., 57 hours)
HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care 1 hour
HHP 1320 Introduction to Allied Health 1 hour
HHP 1910 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HHP 2500 Basic Human Nutrition 2 hours
HHP 2850 Structural Kinesiology 1 hour
HHP 2970 Internship 1 hour
HHP 3850 Biomechanics 3 hours
HHP 3990 Professional Engagement 1 hour
HHP 4150 Physiology of Exercise 4 hours
HHP 4250 Exercise Testing and Programming 3 hours
HHP 4990 Senior Capstone 1 hour
ATTR 5010 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I 1 hour
ATTR 5020 Athletic Training Clinic Experience II 3 hours
ATTR 5330 Health Assessment 4 hours
ATTR 5400 Physical Examination of Lower Extremity 4 hours
ATTR 5510 Research and Statistics in Evidence-based Practice 2 hours
Supporting Program 24 hour
BIO 1010 Perspectives in Biological Science 4 hours
BIO 3200 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology I/BIO 3200L 4 hours
BIO 3210 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology II/BIO 3210L 4 hours
CHEM 1110 Chemical Principles I /CHEM 1110L 4 hours
PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics I 4 hours
PSYCH 1010FYW Introduction to Psychological Science/PSYCH 1010 4 hours