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Clinical Education Plan

Clinical Education Plan:

The clinical education plan for the MSAT maps your clinical rotation experience to the academic component of your education.

SUMMER I

Semester Clinical Experience Requirements and Expectations Prerequisites for Placement

Professional Phase I

Classes:

1. Functional Anatomy

2. Essential Skills for Athletic Trainer

3. Emergency Care & Prevention

4. Clinical Decision Making I

(May 23rd – August 12th)

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Exposures to Acute Care (AC); Prevention & Health Promotion (PHP)

Mini Rotation (50 hours)

Consisting of:

1. Acute care & PHP

2. Boston Children’s Hospital – Peabody

3. Micheli Center – Waltham

4. Merrimack College – 1 week full immersion (Pre-season)

MSAT Orientation

Mandatory Background Check/CORI

CPR and First Aide Certification for healthcare provider

Meet Athletic training program technical standards for admission

Obtain NATA membership

Must be in good academic standing per graduate school handbook

FALL I

Semester Clinical Experience Requirements and Expectations Prerequisites for Placement

Profession Phase II

Classes:

1. Chronic Disease

2. Clinical Exam & Diagnosis

3. Physical Agents & Mechanical Modalities

4. Clinical Decision Making II

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Implementation & utilization of Acute Care (AC) & Prevention & Health Promotion (PHP)

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation

Min 150 - Max 200 hours

Consisting of:

Collegiate and/or Pediatric Settings

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid & End Semester preceptor evaluations

Mid & End of Semester assessment of site/preceptor to be completed by the student

Successful completion of prior semester

Maintain technical standards

Successful completion of lower Extremity:

  • (CE)
  • (CIP)
  • (EBP)

Physical Agents & Modalities:

  • (TI)
  • (CIP)
  • (EBP)

Must be in good academic standing

SPRING I

Semester Clinical Experience Requirements and Expectations Prerequisites for Placement

Professional phase III

Classes:

1. Clinical Exam & Diagnosis II

2. Concepts in Therapeutic Interventions

3. Clinical Pathology & Medical Interventions

4. Clinical Decision Making III

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Implementation and Utilization of:

  • Upper Extremity Evaluations and Diagnosis (CE)
  • Physical Agents & Mechanical Modalities (TI)
  • Acute Care and Prevention (AC & PHP)

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation:

Min 150 - Max 200 hours

Consisting of:

Rehabilitation & Medicine

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment by cite preceptor

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment of site/preceptor to be completed by the student

Successful completion of prior semester

Maintain technical standards

Successful completion upper Extremity, general medical:

  • (CE)
  • (CIP)
  • (EBP)

Therapeutic Interventions:

  • (TI)
  • (CIP)
  • (EBP)

Must be in good academic standing

FALL II

Semester Clinical Experience Requirements and Expectations Prerequisites for Placement

Professional phase IV

Classes: (on-line/hybrid)

1. Cultural Competence in Healthcare Administration

2. Research Methods in Clinical Practice

3. Intro to Medical Imaging

4. Clinical Decision Making IV

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Implementation and Utilization of:

Lower Extremity, general medical:

  • (CE)
  • (CIP)
  • (EBP)

Therapeutic Interventions:

  • (TI)
  • (CIP)
  • (EBP)

Full Immersion (Pre-season-end of fall sports)

Min 350 - Max 450 hours

Consisting of:

Collegiate or Pediatric Setting

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment by site preceptor

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment of site/preceptor to be completed by the student

Successful completion of prior semester

Maintain technical standards

Successful completion of:

  • Healthcare Administration (HA)
  • Intro to Medical Imaging (CE)
  • Research Methods (EBP)
  • Professional Development (PD)

Must be in good academic standing

SPRING II

Semester Clinical Experience Requirements and Expectations Prerequisites for Placement

Professional phase V

Classes:

1. Advanced Strength & Conditioning

2. Sports Nutrition

3. Special Topics in Healthcare

4. Clinical Decision Making V

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Implementation and utilization of:

All skills and competencies

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation

Min 250 - Max 300 hours

Consisting of:

General Medical and Student Choice for future employment setting

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment by cite preceptor

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment of site/preceptor to be completed by the student

Complete Program Evaluation and Exit Interview

Challenge BOC

Job placement

Successful completion of prior semester

Maintain Technical Standards

Successful completion of all competencies, knowledge’s and skills

Must be in good academic standing

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.