The MS in Athletic Training program requires that all students in the professional program complete four semesters of clinical experience under the supervision of an approved program preceptor.
Clinical Experience in Athletic Training
Students are supervised by Certified Athletic Trainer’s (preceptors) and by the team physician. Students acquire their clinical experiences through PES 541, PES 545, PES 636 and PES 637 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I-IV.
These clinical experience courses are completed over a period of four consecutive semesters after acceptance into the professional MS program. Students will typically complete one or two semesters of their clinical experience at one of our many off-campus affiliated sites during the second year.
A clinical instruction fee (liability insurance) will be charged to each student enrolled in PES 541, 545, 636 and 637.
During the first two clinical experience courses (PES 541 and PES 545) students are typically assigned to work with preceptors in the Brockport Athletic Training facility. Students will be assigned to rotations in the athletic training clinic as well as cover Brockport team practices and games. The only travel typically required during PES 541 and PES 545 will be to local general medical rotations at the Strong West Emergency Department and Spencerport Urgent Care Clinic. These are one week rotations and are located within a few miles of the Brockport campus. Students are expected to provide their own travel to these clinical sites and are responsible for the costs associated with travel to these sites.
During the second year of clinical experiences (PES 636 and PES 637) students will typically be completing their clinical experiences at off-campus affiliated sites within the Greater Rochester area. These may include local high schools, colleges/universities and sports medicine clinics. PES 636 requires approximately 30 hours/ week of clinical experience while PES 637 requires an immersive clinical experience of 40 hours/week. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to these off-campus clinical sites and are responsible for the costs associated with travel to these sites.