In order to ensure the protection of both the Athletic Training Student (ATS) and the patients that they will come in contact with during clinical experiences, the following items must be provided to the Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC).
- Completed Clinical Experience Agreement Form
- Signed Technical Standards Form
- Completed Health Center Clearance Form
- Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care certification
- Proof of current approved Student Liability Insurance policy coverage
- Proof of completion of current blood borne pathogen / communicable disease policy education and training
- Completed Clinical Supervision Agreement Form
No engagement in any clinical experiences may begin until all items have been satisfactorily provided and both the student and preceptor are notified by the CEC that clinical experiences may commence.
- Health Center Clearance Form
- ECC Certification
- Student Liability Insurance
- ATrack Online Access
- Travel to Clinical & Affiliate Sites
- Additional Costs
The Student Health Center charges a $25 administrative fee for reviewing this form. This fee is set by them and is consistent with all other health care programs on campus. Please see the Student Health Center website for more information regarding the University immunization requirements.
All students engaging in clinical education experiences are required to have and maintain current certification in Emergency Cardiac Care that is accepted by the BOC Inc. The cost for this is approximately $50 every 2 years (depending on the provider).
The premium for most student policies is typically around $40 for a 1 year term, with discounts available for members of the NATA, as well as mutli-year term discounts.
The AT Program has chosen to utilize ATrack Online as its athletic training student tracking program. As such, all necessary hour logs, evaluation tools, clinical proficiency test data and other programmatic data will be entered and stored there. Students are required to have access to their individual account. Free access is granted to all paid members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Should a student not wish to join the NATA, that student must purchase a subscription to ATrack. Costs associated with access to ATrack are the responsibility of the student. Students can opt to join the NATA for a cost of approximately $105. That membership includes access to ATrack Online. Alternatively, a student can opt to purchase a 1 year subscription to ATrack Online for $120.
While the majority of clinical experiences will take place on the UNC campus, there will be times during which a student is required to engage in clinical experiences off campus. It is the responsibly of the student to provide for transportation to and from those clinical experiences. Costs associated with that transportation will be the responsibility of the student. Currently, all off campus affiliate sites are within 20 miles of campus. The costs associated with travel to affiliate sites is typically $50 or less for a given 8-week rotation. All students will be assigned to a minimum of 2 different 8-week affiliate site rotations during the course of the program.
The majority of the costs associated with supplies essential to the educational process will be assumed by the AT Program. However, there may be costs associated with other items including but not limited to appropriate clothing, personal supplies & equipment (fanny packs, scissors, etc.), memberships to affiliate organizations, and other identified requirements of a clinical site (background checks, immunizations, etc.). Those costs will be the responsibility of the student. The specific amount for a given student is dependent upon the specific desires of the student. On average, students may be required to assume approximately $100 per academic year in miscellaneous additional costs.