CLINICAL EDUCATION is an important part of the Athletic Training curriculum. It is the time for students to apply and expand the knowledge and skills they have learned in class. Clinical education represents the time when Athletic Training students will acquire, practice, and be evaluated on clinical proficiencies. Formal evaluation of the application and integration of clinical proficiencies are completed by a preceptor who also directly supervises the students. Clinical education occurs in a minimum period of two academic years (5 semesters) and is associated with course credit.
Students are required to fulfill a clinical experience in each of the four areas listed. There is exposure to upper extremity, lower extremity, equipment intensive, and general medical experiences with both genders.
The Athletic Training Program has a variety of clinical education sites for the ATS to complete his or her clinical education. FGCU has affiliations with intercollegiate athletics, local high schools, professional sports, outpatient rehabilitation settings, and with other college athletic programs.
The AT Program works with several facilities outside the State of Florida. Individual states may have requirements and/or resources for students placed at clinical facilities in those states. Links are provided below for requirements and/or resources provided by individual states outside of Florida.
State of Texas Clinical Site Complaints: www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints.
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To apply for any of the below scholarships, obtain further information on the below scholarships, or to locate additional opportunities please visit: FGCU Foundation/Scholarship.