Students are assigned to a variety of hands-on clinical experiences both with TAMUCC's NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams as well as a variety of off-campus affiliate sites. Students get clinical experience each week, providing them with an abundance of practical experiences and knowledge of a variety of health care settings.
Student Clinical Responsibilities Include:
Athletic training students must complete a minimum of one rotation each with a upper extremity team sport, a lower extremity team sport, an individual sport, and an equipment-intensive sport. The boxes below represent the current sports that are offered in each of those categories either through TAMUCC Athletics or other surrounding sites.
Students will have the opportunity to rank their clinical experiences preferences within each category based on their career goals, strengths, and weaknesses. Students will need to provide written explanation of their ranking and goals prior to the assignment process. The AT Program Clinical Education Coordinator and Program Director will consider students input into the assignment process by assigning students to experiences which will best prepare athletic training students with their future endeavors.
There will be no discrimination in assigning rotations based on the sex, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation of the athletic training student for the sport they will be assigned. The process with simply examine the best fit for the student and their learning needs.
Clinical Experience Sport Assignments (Years 2, 3 & 4)
Specialized Experiences will be arranged on a case by case basis but must be coordinated between the Program Director, Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Student, and Supervising Preceptor.
In addition to an athletic training student's clinical sport assignment experience, it is important for athletic training students to engage in general medical learning experiences. Students will engage with other health care professionals at off-campus clinical settings to better understand the health care model. Students in their second, third, and fourth years in the program will spend approximately two hours per week in a clinic (non-sport) general medical setting.
During the student’s second year in the program, either the Fall or Spring semester will include a rotation at a Physical Therapy Clinic in addition to the student’s primary athletic assignment.
During the student’s third year in the program, either the Fall or Spring semester will include a rotation at an Orthopedic Medicine Office in addition to the student’s primary athletic assignment.
During the student’s fourth year in the program, either the Fall or Spring semester will include a rotation at a General Medical Facility in addition to the student’s primary athletic assignment.