Clinical Education Plan

Clinical Education Plan

The clinical education plan maps the athletic training student’s clinical rotation experiences to the academic component of their education.

Summer I

SEMESTERCLINICAL EXPERIENCEREQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONSPREREQUISITES FOR PLACEMENT

Summer I, II and III 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 CAATE Core Competencies related summer classes (see course syllabi).

National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Ethics

No Athletic Training Clinical Rotation

All clinical decision-making course-related information and skills are assessed via:

  • Competency assessments
  • Role playing
  • Simulation experiences
  • 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

SEMESTERCLINICAL EXPERIENCEREQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONSPREREQUISITES 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 CAATE core competencies related to summer and fall courses (see course syllabi)

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation

Min 150 – Max 200 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

Must be in good academic standing

SPRING I

SEMESTERCLINICAL EXPERIENCEREQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONSPREREQUISITES 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 CAATE core competencies related to all courses summer, fall and spring (see course syllabi)

National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Ethics

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation:

Min 150 – Max 250 hours

Consisting of:

Rehabilitation & Medicine

Satisfactory preceptor evaluation

Mid & 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

Must be in good academic standing

FALL II

SEMESTERCLINICAL EXPERIENCEREQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONSPREREQUISITES 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 CAATE core competencies assessed in previous courses and clinical settings.

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

Must be in good academic standing

SPRING II

SEMESTERCLINICAL EXPERIENCEREQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONSPREREQUISITES FOR PLACEMENT

Professional phase V

Classes:

1. Behavioral Healthcare

2. Sports Nutrition

3. Special Topics in Healthcare

4. Clinical Decision Making V

Clinical Rotation Focus:

Implementation and utilization of all CAATE core skills and competencies

Transition to autonomous practice

Simultaneous Clinical Rotation

Min 200 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 and skills

Must be in good academic standing

Meets all graduate requirements for conferral of the master’s of science in athletic training degree

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