Athletic Training


Clinical Education Philosophy

The UNCG AT Program's philosophy of clinical education encompasses a team approach of shared responsibility among AT Program Faculty, Preceptors, and Athletic Training Students. The clinical education plan is rooted in theories of peer assisted learning, experiential learning, and adult learning and is designed to value the collective experiences of all members of the education team.

Clinical Education Guidelines

The UNCG AT Program clinical education plan follows the guidelines set forth in the CAATE "Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program for the Athletic Trainer" (http://www.caate.net ).

Clinical Rotation Assignments

The AT Program Faculty and Preceptors collectively determine the clinical rotation assignments for all students. Rotations for first year students are assigned at the conclusion of the summer semester. Subsequent rotation assignments are determined during the semester prior to the rotation.

All AT students will gain a combination of clinical experiences in each of the following categories (possible rotations are listed below):

Setting
College/ University High School Rehab intensive
UNCG Northwest Guilford High School Greensboro Orthopaedic Sports & Rehabilitation Center
Wake Forest University Northern Guilford High School Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists
Guilford College Dudley High School UNCG Rehabilitation
North Carolina A&T   O'Halloran Rehabilitation

Clinical Exposure
Upper Extremity Lower Extremity Equipment Intensive General Medical
Volleyball Soccer Football UNCG On-campus Doctor's Clinic
Wrestling Basketball Lacrosse Emergency Room Observations
Softball Cross Country   Physician's Office Observations
Baseball Track & Field    
Tennis Lacrosse    
Football Football    

Patient Exposure
Male Patients Female Patients Adolescents General Population
Football Volleyball HS Sports Rehabilitation Intensive Settings
M Soccer W Soccer   Emergency Room Setting
M Basketball W Basketball   Physician's Office Setting
Baseball Softball    
M Tennis W Tennis    
Lacrosse Field Hockey    
Cross Country & Track Cross Country & Track    
Wrestling