Clinical experiences are an integral part of any athletic training curriculum and the importance of these clinical experiences should be viewed on the same level as the didactic (classroom) portion. For this reason, all clinical experiences occur as a part of the Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training course sequence and academic credit hours are earned for them.
These courses include both clinical education, in the form of in-class application of integrated care, as well as "real-world" clinical experiences where students engage in supervised clinical practice and gain experience. In order to be well prepared as Athletic Trainers, students must work diligently in the classroom to understand the material presented AND they must also work diligently in the clinical setting to apply their knowledge to real-world clinical situations and to develop a high level of clinical skill. Clinical experiences are NOT "work" experiences. Instead, they are educational experiences where classroom knowledge is applied in real-world settings.
- Chris Blaser, The Point/Eaton High School
- Jennifer Conrad, UNC Athletics
- Ryan Cook, UNC Athletics
- David Currie, UNC Athletics
- Nick Dahmen, UNC Athletics
- Kate Farner, ProActive Physical Therapy
- Carol Gillingham, UNC Athletics
- Brandon Jones, Windsor High School
- Ryan Ostopovich, Fossil Ridge High School
- Kyle Payne, UNC Athletics
- Sandra Starkovich, North Colorado Sports Medicine
- Chris Voller, UNC Athletics
- David Younger, Banner West Rehabilitation