Clinical Education Plan or Description
The ATEP at Baylor University consists of an extensive clinical education component designed to enhance and support the didactic portion of the curriculum. The clinical education plan allows students to master the athletic training competencies as published by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) with an emphasis on the psychomotor competencies and clinical proficiencies.
Field experiences are required as a component of the clinical education plan. These field experiences are related to the practicum in which the student is enrolled. Field experiences allow students to observe, practice and master various athletic training skills and competencies under the supervision of a physician, certified athletic trainer, or other allied health professional. The sites for field experiences include medical clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and athletic training settings.
Clinical Education Rotations
The clinical education plan provides opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning in a variety of settings with an emphasis on ensuring that students gain experience in both practice and competition in a variety of sports and settings. Students are assigned to their CIs and clinical sites by the AT clinical coordinator and program director based on a clinical ed. rotation schedule through the various sports categories as well as such considerations as the student’s strengths and weaknesses, career interests, and goals.