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Clinical Requirements

Once admitted into the program, students will register and complete each of the following courses in sequence.

Level 1 Fall Semester
PESS234 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and in an emergency room setting.  Students are assigned to an ACI/CI of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience.  Students are evaluated during the course through the use of performance evaluations and a final exam. Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program.  Courses graded S/U.  Credit 1 hour.

Level 1 Spring Semester
PESS235 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 2This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and in an emergency room setting.  Students are assigned to an ACI/CI of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience.  Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of PESS234.  Course graded S/U.  Credit 1 hour.

Level 2 Fall Semester
PESS337 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 3
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and with a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon.  Students are assigned to an ACI/CI of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 hours of clinical experience.  Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of PESS235.  Course graded S/U.  Credit 2 hours. 

Level 2 Spring Semester
PESS340 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 4
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and with a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon.  Students are assigned to an ACI/CI of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 hours of clinical experience.  Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of PESS337.  Course graded S/U.  Credit 2 hours.

Level 3 Fall Semester
PESS444 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 5
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate and high school environment and in a general medical setting.  Students are assigned to an ACI/CI of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience.  Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of PESS340.  Course graded S/U.  Credit 3 hours.

Level 3 Spring Semester
PESS445 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 6
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate and high school environment and in a general medical setting.  Students are assigned to an ACI/CI of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience.  Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of PESS444.  Course graded S/U.  Credit 3 hours.

 

Selection and Rotation Sequence

An athletic training student will be assigned to Rotation Group A or Group B as they enter their sophomore (Level 1) year.  From that point the student will follow the rotation through to the end of the senior (Level 3) year at Southwestern.  They will be assigned to an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) or a Clinical Instructor (CI) in assisting the instructor in the clinical experience with intercollegiate sports team or affiliated clinical coverage.  Throughout the rotations each student will gain experience in high and low risk sports, equipment intensive sports, team and individual sports, upper and lower extremity sports, a general medical rotation, emergency room rotation, physical therapy rotation, high school rotation, orthopedic rotation, and athletic training room rotations.  The student will also have the opportunity to select a senior practicum rotation at an affiliated clinical site.

 

The clinical observation rotation plan for students applying (freshmen) involves approximately three five-week rotations throughout each semester to include observation experience with all on-campus ACI/CI’s.  The student applicant will be required to obtain and document a minimum of at least 100 observation hours under the direct supervision of an AT.  The student applicant rotation process will be directed and determined by the Director of Athletic Training Education.

 

The following is the clinical rotation plan for athletic training students.

 

ROTATION GROUP A
ROTATION GROUP B

LEVEL 1 FALL

45 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's

55 Hours = (1)Low Risk, Upper Extremity, Women's

 (2)High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's and Women's

10 Hours = Emergency Room Rotation

LEVEL 1 WINTER

50 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's 50 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Women's
35 Hours = Athletic Training Room 35 Hours = Athletic Training Room

LEVEL 1 SPRING

55 Hours = High Risk, Upper and Lower Extremity, Men's and Women's

45 Hours = (1)High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's

 (2)High Risk, Upper Extremity, Women's


10 Hours = Emergency Room Rotation

 LEVEL 2 FALL

60 Hours = (1) Low Risk, Upper Extremety, Women's

(2) High Risk, Lower Extemity, Men's and Women's

60 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's

10 Hours = Physical Therapy Rotation 10 Hours = Orthopedic Rotation

LEVEL 2 WINTER

60 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Women's 60 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's
50 Hours = Athletic Training Room 50 Hours = Athletic Training Room

LEVEL 2 SPRING

55 Hours = High Risk, Upper Extremity, Women's 55 Hours = High Risk, Upper & Lower Extremity, Men's and Women's
10 Hours = Orthopedic Rotation

10 Hours = Physical Therapy Rotation

LEVEL 3 FALL

80 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Exteremity, Men's

80 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's

10 Hours = General Medical Rotation 10 Hours = General Medical Roation

LEVEL 3 WINTER

55 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's   55 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Women's
30 Hours = High School Rotation 30 Hours = High School Rotation

50 Hours = Athletic Training Room

 

50 Hours = Athletic Training Room

LEVEL 3 SPRING

40 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's 40 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's
25-75 Hours = Senior Practicum 25-75 Hours = Senior Practicum

Students cannot exceed a maximum of 300 hours throughout each semester.

 Each clinical experience course includes a syllabi which outlines course objectives, expectations for the course, as well as specific proficiencies that are to be evaluated in that course.  Students that do not complete all the requirements of the course must retake the course the following year, and cannot continue in the curriculum until that course has been successfully completed.  This will delay the student’s progression in the program and may delay graduation.

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