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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

CAATE Accredited Professional Athletic Training Program

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The University of Northern Colorado has the longest standing accredited Athletic Training Program in the state of Colorado. UNC's program has developed a large alumni base of successful professionals in all levels and areas of sports medicine.

The demanding program is five (5) semesters in length over two (2) academic years. Students develop knowledge, skill, and ability within the areas of evidence-based practice, prevention & health promotion, clinical examination & diagnosis, acute care of injuries & illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies & referral, health care administration, and professional development & responsibility.

Degree Transition Information

The Professional AT Program at UNC has transitioned the level of degree offered to a Master of Science in Athletic Training and is in the process of working with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to complete the substantive change, level of degree process.  The program is no longer accepting any students into the undergraduate program.  Applications for the initial cohort which will begin the program in the Fall 2021 semester are currently being accepted.


Effective Fall 2020, the undergraduate Professional AT Program at UNC is no longer admitting any new or transfer students.  For any questions regarding the degree transition, please contact AT Program Director, Jim Turk.