Policies and Procedures Manual (2021-2022)

I. Mission Statements:

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Brockport is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.

School of Education, Health & Human Services

The School of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS) prepares intellectually curious students dedicated to their professional futures. The School has a focus on student and alumni success through the preparation of students for further study, professional careers, advancement, and community involvement.

Athletic Training Program

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at SUNY Brockport is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is committed to preparing students to become competent, professional and skillful certified athletic trainers. The program curriculum is designed to provide athletic training students with a thorough evidence based education in athletic training through comprehensive didactic coursework and supervised clinical education. The Athletic Training program is one of recognized excellence whose graduates are leaders in the allied health community.

II. Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at SUNY Brockport is a two-year professional program. The program is designed according to CAATE standards to prepare students to become competent, professional and skillfull health care providers. After completion of this program, students will be eligible to complete the BOC, Inc. Certification Exam to become Certified Athletic Trainers.

III. Program Goals

  1. Provide graduate students at SUNY Brockport an avenue for attainment of Certification bythe Board of Certification, Inc.
  2. Provide a student-centered learning environment through a comprehensive, evidencebased didactic and clinical curriculum in preparation for professional practice
  3. Provide students with opportunities to develop their clinical skills in a variety of clinicaleducation settings and with diverse populations.
  4. Develop clinically and culturally competent athletic trainers who provide high quality,patient-centered care

IV. Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding of evidence-based practice concepts and their application to sound clinical decision-making and the critical examination of athletic training practice.
  2. Develop safe and effective clinical decision-making within the practice of athletic training in a manner that integrates evidence-based practice with patient-oriented outcomes.
  3. Develop advanced knowledge and clinical practice skills in the examination, diagnosis, and management of injuries and health conditions commonly seen in athletic training practice.
  4. Integrate evidence-based practice to deliver current therapeutic interventions to promote optimal patient care.
  5. Develop and implement strategies to mitigate the risk for long-term health conditions across the lifespan.
  6. Develop and understanding of the role of the athletic trainer in health care administration and the delivery of health care services.
  7. Practice athletic training in professional, ethical manner in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

V. CAATE Accreditation Status

The SUNY Brockport athletic training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Our next comprehensive review for CAATE will take place in 2027-2028.

VI. Athletic Training Progam Faculty/Preceptors

Timothy J. Henry, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor, KSSPE
Athletic Training Program Director
thenry@brockport.edu

Susan Wielgosz, MS, ATC

Clinical Instructor, KSSPE
Clinical Education Coordinator
swielgosz@brockport.edu

Michael Militello, MS, ATC

Instructor, KSSPE
mmiltello@brockport.edu

Lee Cohen, MS, ATC

Instructor, KSSPE
Head Athletic Trainer
lcohen@brockport.edu

John Jackson, MS, ATC

Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
jjackson@brockport.edu

Erin Chapman, DAT, ATC

Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
echapman@brockport.edu

Jeremiah Sorenson, MS, ATC

Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
jsoresonson@brockport.edu

VII. Master of Science in Athletic Training Curriculum – Two Year Plan

Athletic Training Curriculum

VIII. Program Admission Information

Transfer Policy

Students who wish to transfer into the Master of Science in Athletic Training program will be assessed on an individual basis. It is extremely difficult to transfer into the program due the cohort model and sequential nature of courses required by CAATE.

Application Criteria

The admission criteria for the MSAT program is detailed below:

Traditional 2-Year MSAT Program Admission:

  1. Completion of Pre-requisite courses or equivalents with a grade of C or better
  2. Cumulative undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or better
  3. Completed Bachelor’s Degree
  4. Current certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider and American Red Cross First Aid Certification
  5. Minimum of 50 hours of observation under the supervision of a BOC certified Athletic Trainer
  6. Formal interview with Athletic Training Faculty

**Students accepted into the MSAT program are NOT permitted to participate on intercollegiate athletics teams at Brockport

IX. Post Admission Requirements

Once a student is formally accepted into the MSAT program, they must complete the following requirements prior to classes beginning in the first Fall semester:

X. Program Retention Requirements

To be retained in the MSAT program, students must:

  • Compliance with Brockport Graduate School Retention Policy:
  • Complete all required coursework with a grade of “C” or better
    • Students will not be allowed to progress to the next course in the Athletic Training sequence until a grade of “C” or better is attained
  • Complete required clinical experiences (four consecutive semesters)
    • All clinical integration proficiencies associated with each semester of clinical experiences must be completed in order to progress to the next clinical experience course
  • Complete required competencies and clinical integration proficiencies
  • Demonstrate on-going compliance with all technical standards and immunization requirements (see Athletic Training Web site)
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the Athletic Training Handbook
  • Adhere to regulations governing the practice of Athletic Training in New York State (Article 162, Section 8350)(Appendix D)
  • Adhere to National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics (Appendix E)
  • Maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR/AED.

Failure to comply with the above criteria will result in dismissal from the Athletic Training Program.

XI. Criminal Background Check Policy

The MSAT program at SUNY Brockport is required to comply with the State University of New York (SUNY) Policy. This policy states that the State prohibits University-wide and individual SUNY campus admissions offices from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. After a candidate had been accepted as a student, campuses shall inquire if the student has previously been convicted of a felony if such student seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs.

Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions (SUNY)

Move-The-Box Policy

XII. Credit Hour Policy

SUNY Brockport’s credit hour is adopted from SUNY policy.

A semester credit hour is normally granted for satisfactory completion of one 50-minute session of classroom instruction per week for a semester of not less than fifteen weeks. This basic measure may be adjusted proportionately to reflect modified academic calendars and formats of study. Semester credit hours are granted for various types of instruction as follows:

A. Lecture, seminar, quiz, discussion, recitation

A semester credit hour is an academic unit earned for fifteen 50-minute sessions of classroom instruction with a normal expectation of two hours of outside study for each class session.

B. Activity supervised as a group (laboratory, field trip, practicum, workshop, group studio)

A semester credit hour is awarded for the equivalent of fifteen periods of such activity, where each activity period is 150 minutes or more in duration with little or no outside preparation expected. Forty-five 50-minute sessions of such activity would also normally earn one semester credit hour. Where such activity involves substantial outside preparation by the student, the equivalent of fifteen periods of 100 minutes duration each will earn one semester credit hour.

C. Supervised individual activity (independent study, individual studio, tutorial)

One credit for independent study (defined as study given initial guidance, criticism, review and final evaluation of student performance by a faculty member) will be awarded for the equivalent of forty-five 50-minute sessions of student academic activity.
Credit for tutorial study (defined as study which is given initial faculty guidance followed by repeated, regularly scheduled individual student conferences with a faculty member, and periodic as well as final evaluation of student performance) will be awarded on the basis of one semester hour credit for each equivalent of fifteen contact hours of regularly scheduled instructional sessions.

D. Full-time Independent Study (student teaching, practicum)

If a student’s academic activity is essentially full-time (as in student teaching), one semester credit hour may be awarded for each week of work.

E. Experiential Learning

At its discretion, an institution may award credit hours for learning acquired outside the institution which is an integral part of a program of study. When life or work experience is to be credited as a concurrent portion of an academic program design, as in an internship, one semester credit hour will be awarded for each 40-45 clock-hour week of supervised academic activity that provides the learning considered necessary to program study.

F. Credit by Examination

At its discretion, an institution may award semester hour credits for mastery demonstrated through credit-by-examination. When such credit by examination is allowed, it may be used to satisfy degree requirements or to reduce the total number of remaining hours required for a degree and is treated as transfer credit.

G. Short Sessions-Intensive Format

Credit hours may be earned in short sessions (summer sessions, intersessions, etc.) proportionately to those earned for the same activity during a regular term of the institution.

H . Online & Hybrid Courses

Courses offered entirely online without any face-to-face class (F2F) sessions have the same learning outcomes, substantive components, and requirements of a standard lecture/seminar course with an alternate delivery method. Contact time is satisfied by several means which can include but is not limited to, the following: 1) regular instruction or interaction with a faculty member via email, phone, Collaborate, Skype, etc.; 2) academic engagement through interactive tutorials, group discussions moderated by faculty, virtual study/project groups, engaging with class peers and computer tutorials graded and reviewed by faculty. In all such instances, these courses must meet minimally the total amount of instructional and student work time as the examples of traditional instruction above, when delivered online asynchronously or synchronously.

Courses offered in a hybrid format with one or more face to face class sessions and at least one or more online session, both containing direct interaction with a faculty member: Contact time is assessed using both on-site definitions (for the F2F portion) and online definitions as above the onsite definition. In all such instances, these courses must meet minimally the total amount of instructional and student work time as the traditional examples above.

XIII. SUNY Brockport MSAT Clinical Credit Hour Policy

SUNY Brockport does not have a formal policy regulating credit hours for courses that incorporate clinical experiences. The credit hours assigned for the clinical experience courses included within the MSAT program are similar in nature to the credit hours for clinical experience hours in the Nursing major at Brockport and are consistent with institutional practice.
Each of the clinical experience courses (PES 541, 545, 636, 637) in the MSAT have a minimum number of clinical hours required for each semester. The table below details the hours associated with each clinical education course.

Couse Number (Credit Hours) Semester Taken & Clinical Experience Hourse (min-max)
PES 541 (2) Fall I (280-400)
PES 545 (2) Spring I (280-400)
PES 636 (3) Fall II (420-450)
PES 637 (6)* Spring II (560-600)

*Denotes immersive clinical experience course

XIV. MSAT Clinical Experience Information

The clinical education portion of the academic program is completed through PES 541, PES 545, PES 636, and PES 637: Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I-IV. Generally, two semesters of the clinical experience will take place within the athletic program at SUNY Brockport and two semesters will take place at an off campus clinical site (i.e., hospital, clinic, high school, etc.). The clinical experience courses provide a logical progression of increasingly complex and autonomous patient-care and client-care experiences. During the clinical experience courses the students will be evaluated for fulfillment of the clinical integration proficiencies for athletic training. The four clinical experience courses are completed over a minimum of two academic years (not including summers) and include a minimum and maximum number of clock hours each semester (refer to table included in previous section). The level of skill necessary and responsibility given to each student progressively increases with each clinical experience. Depending on the clinical experience course, students should average will average 20 (PES 541/545), 30 (PES 636), or 40 (PES 637) clinical experience hours/week each semester. Athletic Training students should receive a minimum of one day off from their clinical experience assignments every seven days. In addition, students are not permitted to receive any monetary renumeration for their time during clinical experiences, excluding scholarships.
During the clinical experience courses, the students will be assigned to a specific preceptor each semester. The student will work with their assigned preceptor for one semester. While assigned to a particular preceptor, the student will work with all of the teams that the preceptor is responsible for during the semester. The clinical experience for each student begins when their assigned preceptor begins their team coverage. This may include pre/post-season and intersession coverage.
The clinical education component of the program will include clinical practice opportunities with varied client/patient populations. Populations will include client/patients:

  • Throughout the lifespan (for example, pediatric, adult, elderly),
  • Of different sexes,
  • With different socioeconomic statuses,
  • Of varying levels of activity and athletic ability (for example, competitive and recreational, individual and team activities, high- and low-intensity activities),
  • Who participate in nonsport activities (for example, participants in military, industrial, occupational, leisure activities, performing arts).

Students will also gain experience with patients with a variety of health conditions commonly seen in athletic training practice. In order to ensure students attain all of the required clinical practice opportunities they will complete rotations in the SUNY Brockport Athletic Training Clinic, Hazen Center for Integrated Care, Strong West Emergency Department, Strong West Urgent Care in Spencerport, and various off-campus clinical sites (area colleges/universities, high schools and clinical settings).
Evaluation of the students’ clinical experience will be performed at mid-semester and conclusion of each semester. In addition to the written evaluations, each student is required to demonstrate mastery in each of the clinical integration proficiencies (CIP’s)highlighted for their respective semester (I-IV). These CIP’s are outlined in the clinical proficiency binder that each student receives at the commencement of the clinical experience and on the ATRACK online system. Failure to complete all of the CIP’s (signed off by preceptor) will result in a grade of “Incomplete” as detailed in the Clinical Experience Syllabi. These evaluations will be utilized to assess the student’s progress toward the fulfillment of required competencies and CIP’s and will be performed by the assigned preceptor and discussed between the student, the preceptor, and the program director/clinical education coordinator.
Although one of the major objectives in each clinical experience is for students to gain autonomy in their skills, students should never confuse autonomy with unsupervised practice. Students enrolled in the Clinical Experience courses will not receive academic credit or approved hours for any hours that are not under the direct supervision of a preceptor. If, at any time, a student feels like they are not being supervised appropriately, they should notify the Clinical Education Coordinator immediately.
Each student is expected to be present for ALL assigned clinical experiences as assigned by your preceptor. Practices and games that are supervised by a preceptor and take place in the evenings, weekends, etc. are part of the clinical experience and attendance at these events is not optional. If you have a conflict with a clinical experience assignment you need to speak with your preceptor, however, weekends are not optional.

Travel Expectation during Clinical Experience Courses:

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 cover the athletic training clinic as well as 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 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.

XV. Academic Dishonesty Policy

XVI. Grievance Policy
XVII. Matriculation Requirements
XVIII. Nondiscrimination Policies

The SUNY Brockport nondiscrimination policies can be found at the following link(s):

Affirmative Action Compliance Statement

Title IX Grievance Policy

XIX. Policies for Student Withdrawal and Refund of Tuition and Fees

The SUNY Brockport student withdrawal and refund policies can be found at the following link(s):

Adding, Dropping & Withdrawing Courses

Refund Calculations

XX. Athletic Training Student Health Policy

All students admitted into the Athletic Training program must undergo a physical examination in order assess the students’ ability to comply with the Technical Standards for Athletic Training (Appendix A). Each student will undergo a physical examination prior to admittance into the program. This examination will assess the medical components of physical health and other disabilities and verify appropriate immunization history. All students must verify immunizations for hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diptheria. All students must provide documentation of a negative PPD test annually (Appendix B).

**No student will be allowed to perform direct patient care prior to receiving the Hepatitis B vaccination series (or declining via written statement) or annual bloodborne pathogen training

All students must comply with the Communicable Disease Policy (Appendix C). Any student suspected of exposure/contact to infective illness will be referred to Hazen Center for Integrated Health for evaluation and treatment. In the case of infective illness Athletic Training Students will not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience aspect of the concentration until cleared by Hazen Health Center.

XXI. Tuition & Fees

Tuition is set by the State University of New York (SUNY) System. Tuition can vary from year to year. It is up to the student to communicate with student accounts regarding changes to tuition and their personal financial aid status.

Up to date Tuition and Fee information can be found online.

All students accepted into the MSAT program will be responsible for costs in addition to normal student tuition and fees.

Program Specific Costs for the MSAT Program

XXII. Financial Aid
XXIII. Academic Calendars
XXIV. Course Catalogs
XXV. Grade Policies

Grading policies for graduate programs at SUNY Brockport can be found at the following link:

Grading System at the Graduate Level

Grade Point Average (GPA) at the Graduate Level

XXVI. Blood Borne Pathogen Training & Workplace Practices

Brockport Athletic Training BBP Exposure Policy

All students enrolled in the Athletic Training program will complete annual bloodborne pathogen training on the Brockport athletic training BBP policy in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards. For first year students, this training will take place during the program orientation prior to the commencement of any clinical experience coursework. For returning students bloodborne pathogen training will take place at the end beginning of each academic year. All students completing off-campus clinical experiences will receive site specific BBP training prior to beginning their clinical experience at the site. A post-exposure plan is available to all students in the event of accidental exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.

During all clinical experiences athletic training staff and students will be required to follow the OSHA Universal Precautions for the management of bloodborne pathogens. Protective equipment and materials are available in all the clinical settings. The procedures will include the use of the following:

  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Sharps containers
  • Eye protection
  • Biohazard containers
  • Surface decontaminant(bleach -10:1, zorbicide)

XXVII. Athletic Training Student Malpractice Liability Insurance

All students admitted into the Athletic Training Program must purchase malpractice liability insurance through the State University of New York. Students will not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience until documentation of insurance is produced. The liability insurance is billed through a “clinical instruction fee” as part of the student’s bill. The current fee is $21.00/semester.

XXVIII. Athletic Training Student Social Media Policy

Posting of personal information or material of a sensitive or potentially damaging nature on any social networking site (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, YouTube, etc.) is strongly discouraged. In addition, any misrepresentation of the Athletic Training Program, the Department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies or Physical Education or SUNY Brockport in text, photo or video format is strictly prohibited. At no time should an ATS engage in posting pictures or comments about anything related to their clinical education.

XXIX. HIPAA/FERPA Information

Patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance. At no time should the confidentiality of the patients be breached. All students will receive HIPAA and FERPA training during new student orientation. Students should not discuss confidential patient information with anyone (fans, friends, roommates, parents, etc.) other than the Athletic Training staff or other qualified allied health personnel. All records are confidential and should never be removed from the clinical site without permission of the clinical supervisor. All students must comply with the provisions of the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Breaches of confidentiality may result in dismissal from the program.

SUNY Brockport Athletic Training Policies on Protected Health Information:

Policies for the consent for treatment, release of, maintenance and disposal of protected health information are as follows:

  1. Each patient evaluated by a Certified Athletic Training Staff member shall imply consent by signing in to the Medicat Electronic Medical Record system.
  2. Each patient shall sign a consent for release of information form when warranted and necessary. In the event protected health information must be faxed to or from the Athletic Training Clinic it shall be handled by the Athletic Training Staff and kept confidential
  3. Each patient shall have their protected health information maintained in the Medicat Electronic Medical Record system with Athletic Training Staff and Hazen Health Center access only
  4. Each patients’ protected health information shall be disposed of after 10 years from the date they are initially evaluated in the Athletic Training Clinic.

XXX. Athletic Training Student Professional Responsibilities

Professionalism will be demanded from all athletic training program students and staff at all times. The student should view the clinical experience as a professional environment and should conduct themselves accordingly at all times.

Dress Code

Students should be aware that the clinical experience requires specific professional attire. Students who do not comply with the dress code for their clinical rotation may be excused from the rotation for the day. An ongoing pattern of inappropriate dress may be grounds for dismissal from the program. All students should adhere to the following dress code:

  • Dress should be clean, neat, and functional.
    • All shirts should be tucked in
    • No shirts allowed that do not cover the stomach and low back at all times
    • All tattoos should be covered at all times
  • Practice good hygiene. Hands should be clean and finger nails short. Use discretion in make-up, cologne, long hair, etc.
  • When covering games the ATS should wear Brockport Athletic Training Shirts.
    • All students covering the same game should wear the same color shirt
    • If you are cold you need to wear either your Athletic Training jacket or a sweater over your Athletic Training Shirt
  • All ATS’s should dress like the team for travel
    • If the team dresses up, you dress up
  • No hooded sweatshirts in the Athletic Training Clinic or for games or contests
    • Except Athletic Training Sweatshirts (not for games)
  • No jeans should be worn. Dress pants are required.
  • Cut-off shorts and sweatpants are forbidden…Dress shorts are required.
    • Shorts must have pockets
  • Collared shirts must be worn at all times during the clinical experience….no exceptions!!!
  • Skirts or dresses are not professionally appropriate in the athletic training clinic.
  • Sandals, clogs, platform heels, or other non-functional shoes are not acceptable.

**During the pre-season and inter-session experiences students should wear either the Brockport Athletic Training t-shirts, polos or sweatshirts.

Body Piercing & Tattoo Policy

While SUNY Brockport practices inclusivity, values diversity and recognizes that personal appearance is an important part of a person’s individuality and expression, the expectation is that professionalism and safety must be maintained both in the classroom and clinical site.

Please note: If a clinical site requires a more stringent policy, the student will be expected to follow the policy of the facility they are at for clinical.

Body Piercings:
  • Ear lobe piercings and small stud/post style earrings are acceptable. Hoop earrings are not permitted in the ear lobes. Upper ear and cartilage piercings are permitted but a student may be required to discreetly cover them with a properly sized bandage as a safety consideration; clear plastic retainer styles may also be worn as an alternative. Solid gauge posts that are of neutral color and matching skin tone are to be worn if a student has gauged earlobes.
  • Facial and oral piercings are not permitted with the exception of a single nose (nostril only) piercing. Nose piercings must be stud style, minimal in size and unobtrusive. Nose hoops are not permitted. Other facial piercings must preferably be removed or discreetly covered with a properly sized bandage; clear plastic retainer styles may also be worn as an alternative.
Tattoos:
  • Tattoos may be visible if the images or words do not convey violence, discrimination, profanity or sexually explicit content, and as agency policy allows. Tattoos containing such messages must be covered with bandages, clothing or cosmetics. Bandages must be kept clean, dry and intact, and must not interfere with student’s ability to perform tasks.
Artificial enhancements:
  • No artificial nails are permitted particularly since they harbor staph bacteria (per CDC).
  • No nail polish.

According to the research on professional appearance – people acquire a perception of you that translates into perceived care.

Noncompliance to the dress code will lead to disciplinary action by the supervising faculty member and depending on the seriousness of the infraction, could result in probation or dismissal from the program.

Expectations/Responsibilities of the Athletic Training Student

  • Abiding by the clinical site’s policies and procedures
  • Abiding by the Athletic Training program policies and procedures
  • Reporting for all assigned clinical sessions including, but not limited to, practice sessions, competitions, treatment sessions, rehabilitation sessions, training sessions, meetings, in-services, and appointments
  • Completing all coursework, assignments, and competencies and proficiencies associated with the respective clinical experience course
  • Providing or obtaining transportation to and from the clinical sites and paying for all associated costs (i.e. fuel, parking, permits, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, the expenses associated with fuel and parking. The Athletic Training program is not responsible for costs or damages incurred while traveling to or from the clinical sites.
  • Obtaining the uniform or type of clothing deemed appropriate for the clinical site
  • Maintaining current CPR/AED certification
  • Informing the clinical site supervisor AND PD/CEC of any questions or concerns regarding the clinical rotations or clinical site
    • Informing the clinical site supervisor AND PD/CEC of any violations of local laws, state laws, federal laws, policies and procedures of the clinical site and/or the Athletic Training program, and/or the NATA’s Code of Ethics
  • Informing the PD/CEC and Preceptor of his/her health status changes
  • Informing the Program Director/Clinical Education Coordinator and Preceptor of his/her health status changes
  • Be punctual for all duties and rotations
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the athletic training staff, coaches, athletes, other athletic training students, and other allied health personnel.
  • Carry out evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation, and recording of injuries and illnesses under the supervision of the PRECEPTOR
  • Maintain complete and accurate records regarding medical care
  • Prepare ice, water, kits, splints, etc. for daily practice/game coverage
  • Prepare a daily injury report for coaches in concert with PRECEPTOR
  • Complete daily check-list for Athletic Training Clinic maintenance and clean-up
  • Return equipment and supplies to their proper area and restock depleted areas
  • Follow all Athletic Training Clinic policies and procedures

** Each athletic training student will be allowed three excused absences from their clinical assignment each semester. These should be conserved and used for emergency situations that may arise during the semester. Examples: illness, doctor’s appointment, etc. As a reminder, all clinical experience assignments that take place under the supervision of a Preceptor are mandatory (weekends included). These must be approved ahead of time by your Preceptor and documented on the calendar in the Athletic Training Clinic. In addition, the athletic training student is responsible for finding coverage for their assignment. Excessive absences will be reflected in the Clinical Experience Grade.

** Students should not have food while covering practices/games. Drinks are acceptable, however, all consumption of food should be completed prior to athletic training clinical assignments.

Unacceptable Performance

All athletic training students are required to follow all procedures described within this handbook. Failure to comply with any of these (i.e. technical standards, late for an assignment, social media policy, unsatisfactory dress, etc.) on three separate occasions will result in dismissal from the program. Following each violation a letter will be put in the student’s file and the student will be notified by the program director of their status. Students may be permanently dismissed from the program after one violation if the violation is deemed serious. Behaviors that violate College guidelines or state, local, or federal laws will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

Unacceptable Performance during the Clinical Experience

Preceptors/Clinical supervisors may remove a student from the clinical rotation, at any time, if the supervisor feels that the student has

  1. behaved in an inapppropriate manner;
  2. placed a patient in a potentially harmful situation as a result of the ATS using unsafe clinical practice;
  3. violated the site’s guidelines
  4. violated the guidelines included in the Preceptor handbook; or
  5. violated the guidelines included in the ATS handbook.

It is the clinical supervisor’s responsibility to inform the Program Director/Clinical Education Coordinator of any instances in which the student violates the guidelines on appropriate behavior and/ or is asked to leave a clinical rotation for inappropriate behavior. If a violation of guidelines occurs, the clinical supervisor is to contact the Program Director as soon as possible after the occurrence. The offending student will be required to meet with the Program Director to discuss the situation before the student will be allowed to return to the clinical setting. Students may or may not be reinstated to the clinical rotation depending on the severity of the violation. This determination will be made by the Program Director and the clinical site supervisor. Students that are removed from the clinical rotation will NOT be reassigned to another clinical site until the next rotation period. Students may be permanently prevented from participating in future clinical rotations if the violation is deemed serious and / or the student demonstrates recurring inappropriate behaviors (three separate occasions as described above). Behaviors that violate College guidelines or state, local, or federal laws will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

Athletic Training Student Relationships

With Coaches: Communication between the athletic training student and the coach is important. Information about an athlete’s condition should be reported daily via the “coaches injury report” by the athletic training student assigned to that particular team. Any questions concerning the injury report should be directed to a staff athletic trainer.

With Athletes: Patient/athlete health matters are confidential and treated in a professional manner. Discussion of patient cases and conditions will not be tolerated. What is seen and heard in the athletic training clinic should not be discussed in public. Information about an athlete’s condition will be released by the team physician or staff athletic trainers only, with written permission from the athlete.

With Staff certified athletic trainers: The staff athletic trainers are here to teach, help, advise, and interact with students. Athletic training students at Brockport are expected to develop the qualities of dependability, loyalty, dedication and professionalism. These same qualities are expected and will be conveyed by the staff athletic trainers.

With Team physician and/or Physician Assistant: Athletic training students are expected to work with the team physician and or physician assistant in a professional manner. The team physician and/or physician assistant supervise the athletic training team and the student is expected to perform whatever tasks are assigned.

XXXI. SUNY Brockport Emergency Action Plan

In the event of a serious injury the following procedures must be followed:

  1. Certified athletic trainer or coach, (if certified athletic trainer is unavailable), in charge shall attend immediately to the injured athlete and activate EMS via University Police: 395-2222.
  2. Certified athletic trainer or coach in charge instructs someone, preferably an athletic training student or coach, to immediately do the following:
    1. Contact a certified athletic trainer, if available, via cell phone or athletic training room phone (58) 395-5374.
    2. Call University Police and ask for an ambulance to be dispatched to your location. (585) 395-2222. Give the following information
      1. Your name and title.
      2. Nature of injury to the athlete.
      3. Specific location of injured athlete:
        1. TN gymnasium/Ice arena/WR room/GYM room/TN pool, TS gymnasium, Stadium, FH field, FB practice field, Tennis courts, Soccer game fields, SERC all located at or behind Tuttle Complex, south off of New Campus Drive.
        2. BB/SB fields, Soccer/LAX practice fields located on the west side of Commencement Drive.
        3. MSoccer practice field at Sweden town park on west side of Redman Road.
      4. Have an athletic trainer or coach meet the ambulance at the entrance closest to the facility where the injured athlete is located.
  3. Athletic trainer or coach attending to the athlete should keep him/her comfortable. Stabilize the condition and wait for help. Check vital signs: airway, breathing/bleeding, pulse, consciousness.
  4. University Police and/or the ambulance personnel will notify the hospital that an injured athlete is being transported.
  5. Phone Locations:
    1. TN gymnasiums, Stadium and surrounding fields- cell phone, emergency phone on south external wall of TS at base of ramp from the weight room/FB locker room.
    2. Baseball/softball/Soccer/Lacrosse practice fields- cell phone
    3. Ice arena/wrestling room- cell phone, emergency phone on wall near home locker room in ice arena.
    4. TS gymnasium, all purpose room- cell phone, phone in athletic training room.

Equipment available:

  1. AED- various locations in TN/TS, mobile (4) at practice/game sights.
  2. Vacuum Splints (2 sets) mobile at practice/game sights.
  3. Stocked athletic training kits at all practice/game sights.
  4. Backboard/cervical collar located in ATR/TN pool, mobile for practice/game sights.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

    • Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
    • University Police: (585) 395-2222
    • EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Lightning Safety Measures:

At the first signs of lightning or thunder suspend all activity. Athletes are to take shelter in the Tuttle South Gymnasium until it is safe to return to the field or until the event is cancelled.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the northeast entrance of the stadium.

Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

    • Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
    • University Police: (585) 395-2222
    • EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Fire Tunnel at South West corner of Gymnasium
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the loop in Lot T located at Southeast entrance for Tuttle North. Emergency personnel can be directed up the stairs and to the gymnasium or, if they need use of an elevator, down the ramp through the hallway and up the elevator.

Tuttle North Ice Arena

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

    • Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
    • University Police: (585) 395-2222
    • EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room
    • South east end of Ice Arena to the left of the men’s locker room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the north entrance on ground level just east of the front entrance of the SERC.

Clark V. Whited Complex

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
University Police: (585) 395-2222
EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Lightning Safety Measures:

At the first signs of lightning or thunder suspend all activity. Visiting athletes are to take shelter on their bus. Brockport athletes are to take shelter in their vehicles with their windows rolled up until it is safe to return to the field or until the event is cancelled.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the east entrance to the complex off of
Commencement Drive. In the event of a lightning emergency, athletes should take shelter in Tuttle South Gymnasium until it is safe to return to the field or the event is cancelled. Visiting team may stay on their bus or go to the Tuttle South Gymnasium.


James B. Fulton Natatorium

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
University Police: (585) 395-2222
EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room
    • South end of pool directly next to men’s locker room entrance

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Venue Directions

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the loop in Lot T located at Southeast entrance for Tuttle North. Emergency personnel can be directed down the ramp and to the Natatorium.

A. Huntley Parker Jr. Field

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
University Police: (585) 395-2222
EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Lightning Safety Measures:

At the first signs of lightning or thunder suspend all activity. Athletes are to take shelter in the Tuttle South Gymnasium until it is safe to return to the field or until the event is cancelled.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the south end of Parking Lot V which is located directly west of the SERC.

Brockport Gymnastics Center

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

    • Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
    • University Police: (585) 395-2222
    • EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the loop in Lot T located at Southeast
entrance for Tuttle North. Emergency personnel can be directed down the ramp, through the hallway, and down the elevator to the Gymnastics Center.

Brockport Tennis Courts

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
University Police: (585) 395-2222
EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • University Police (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Lightning Safety Measures:

At the first signs of lightning or thunder suspend all activity. Athletes are to take shelter in the Tuttle South Gymnasium until it is safe to return to the field or until the event is cancelled.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the south end of Parking Lot V which is located directly west of the SERC.

Brockport Field

Emergency Personnel:

Certified Athletic Trainer and student assistant(s) on site for practice and competition: all available coaching and department staff.

Emergency Communication:

Athletic Trainer’s Office: (585) 395-5374
University Police: (585) 395-2222
EMS: (585) 395-2222

Emergency Equipment:

All necessary emergency equipment should be at the site and quickly accessible. Personnel should be familiar with the function and operation of equipment. Emergency equipment location is listed below for your perusal.

AED Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

First Aid Kit Location:

    • On-site supplied by Athletic Training room office
    • Athletic Training Room

Roles of First Responders:

    • Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete/patron.
    • Emergency equipment retrieval.
    • Making the Call: Emergency number
      • UniversityPolice (585) 395-2222
    • Scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area.
    • Complete accident/incident report.

Lightning Safety Measures:

At the first signs of lightning or thunder suspend all activity. Athletes are to take shelter in the Tuttle South Gymnasium until it is safe to return to the field or until the event is cancelled.

Venue Directions:

It would be most efficient to meet the emergency personnel at the northwest entrance of the stadium. In the event of a lightning emergency, athletes should take shelter in Tuttle South Gymnasium until it is safe to return to the field or the event is cancelled. Visiting team may stay on their bus or go to the Tuttle South Gymnasium.

Appendix A (pdf)

Appendix B (pdf)

Appendix C (pdf)

Appendix D (pdf)

Appendix E (pdf)

Appendix F (pdf)

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