Master of Science in Athletic Training

Clinical Education Plan

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Clinical Education Plan

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

SUMMER I, II & III

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

Clinical Rotation Focus:

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

National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Ethics

No Athletic Training Clinical Rotation

All Clinical Decision Making course related information and skills assessed via:

  • Competency assessments
  • Role playing
  • Simulation exercises
  • Case studies

Satisfactory completion of all Athletic Training courses

 

MSAT Orientation

Mandatory Background Check/CORI

CPR and First Aide Certification for healthcare provider

Meet Athletic training program technical standards

Obtain NATA membership, ATrack subscription and NPI number

Must be in good academic standing per graduate catalog/Athletic Training student 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 250 hours

Consisting of:

Pediatric Settings

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid & End Semester preceptor evaluations of student completed by preceptor

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) and 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)

As semester progresses incorporates UE Evaluation, clinical pathology and therapeutic interventions

National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Ethics

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation:

Min 150 - Max 250 hours

Consisting of:

Rehabilitation & Medicine

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment performed 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 upper Extremity, general medical: (CE), (CIP), (EBP) and 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 during full-immersive experience (remote):

  • Clinical Decision Making IV

Last 8 weeks of semester (on-ground):

1. Cultural Competence in Healthcare Administration

2. Research Methods in Clinical Practice

3. Intro to Medical Imaging

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Implementation and Utilization of: PHP, AC, CE, EBP, TI and Administration & Professional Development

National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Ethics

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

Min 400 hours

Consisting of: Collegiate, Pediatric, or Clinical Setting

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment performed 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

Transition to autonomous practice

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation

Min 150 - Max 250 hours

Consisting of:

Student Choice for future employment setting

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid and End Semester Evaluation/ Assessment performed by site/ preceptor

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

Complete Program Evaluation and Exit Interview

Challenge BOC

Obtain SBIRT (Screening, brief intervention & referral to treatment) certification

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

Meets all Graduate requirements for conferral of the Masters of Science in Athletic Training degree

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