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 Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Athletic Training

Sports and Health Center

AT Program Faculty and Staff

Responsibilities of the Athletic Training Faculty
The faculty within the Athletic Training Program are responsible for classroom education and clinical instruction, and academic advising for students enrolled in this program. It is the responsibility of the faculty to provide the athletic training student with the highest possible level of instruction, and to help prepare the student to function clinically. These efforts should culminate in the development of clinical skills and knowledge sufficient to become a certified/licensed/registered athletic trainer.

Responsibilities of the Program Director
The Program Director is responsible for the day–to–day operation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all aspects of the athletic training program. It is the responsibility of the faculty to provide the athletic training student with the highest possible level of instruction, and to help prepare the student to function clinically. These efforts should culminate in the development of clinical skills and knowledge sufficient to become a certified/licensed/registered athletic trainer.

Responsibilities of the Clinical Education Coordinator
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for coordinating athletic training student clinical experiences, including the maintenance and development of varied clinical settings both on, and off campus; classroom and clinical instruction and student assessment; assessment of program Preceptors and to a limited degree to supervise students in a clinical setting. For the purposes of program coordination, the Clinical Education Coordinator is responsible to the Program Director and the Department Chair. These efforts, on the students' behalf, should culminate in the development of clinical skills and knowledge sufficient to become a certified/licensed/registered athletic trainer.

Responsibilities of the Preceptor
A Preceptor is a faculty or staff member who provides direct supervision and instruction of students in the clinical aspect of the athletic training program. A Preceptor shall have current BOC recognition as a Certified Athletic Trainer and have appropriate experience, as such, in the clinical supervision of student athletic trainers. The Preceptor should also possess a strong academic orientation, demonstrated clinical teaching skills, and a sincere interest in the professional preparation of student athletic trainers. Demonstrated involvement in athletic training and sports medicine through publications, public speaking, research, and membership in related professional organizations is highly desirable.  All program ATC's associated with the program are also expected to follow the BOC's Standards of Practice and the NATA's Code of Ethics.

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