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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
ATEP234 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1. This 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 a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training 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 Program. Credit 1 hour.

Level 1 Spring Semester
ATEP 235 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 2. This 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 a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training 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 ATEP 234. Credit 1 hour.

Level 2 Fall Semester
ATEP 337 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 a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training 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 ATEP 235. Credit 2 hours.

Level 2 Spring Semester
ATEP 340 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 a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training 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 ATEP 337. Credit 2 hours.

Level 3 Fall Semester
ATEP 444 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 5. This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and in a general medical setting. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training 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 ATEP 340. Credit 3 hours.

Level 3 Spring Semester
ATEP445 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 a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training 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 ATEP 444. 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 Preceptor in assisting  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 Preceptors.  The student applicant will be required to obtain and document a minimum of at least 50 observation hours under the direct supervision of an AT.  The student applicant rotation process will be directed and determined by the Director Clinical Education.

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
10 Hours = Emergency Room Rotation
55 Hours = (1)Low Risk, Upper Extremity, Women's
 (2)High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's and Women's
LEVEL 1 WINTER
50 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's
35 Hours = Athletic Training Room
50 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Women's
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
10 Hours = Physical Therapy Rotation
60 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's
10 Hours = Orthopedic Rotation
LEVEL 2 WINTER
60 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Women's
50 Hours = Athletic Training Room
60 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's
50 Hours = Athletic Training Room
LEVEL 2 SPRING
55 Hours = High Risk, Upper Extremity, Women's
10 Hours = Orthopedic Rotation
55 Hours = High Risk, Upper & Lower Extremity, Men's and Women's
10 Hours = Physical Therapy Rotation
LEVEL 3 FALL
80 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Exteremity, Men's
10 Hours = General Medical Rotation
80 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's
10 Hours = General Medical Rotation
LEVEL 3 WINTER
55 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Men's
30 Hours = High School Rotation
50 Hours = Athletic Training Room
55 Hours = High Risk, Lower Extremity, Women's
30 Hours = High School Rotation
50 Hours = Athletic Training Room
LEVEL 3 SPRING
40 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's
25-75 Hours = Senior Practicum
40 Hours = High Risk, Equipment Intensive, Lower Extremity, Men's
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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