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Department of Kinesiology

Clinical Education

Introduction

In addition to formal classroom and laboratory instruction, students within the ATEP also receive structured clinical education to acquire and master the hands-on skills and clinical proficiencies required of the Entry-Level Athletic Trainer.

All classroom, laboratory, and clinical components of the ATEP are structured around the:

  • NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies
  • BOC Role Delineation Study

Clinical Classes

The clinical education component of the ATEP includes six clinical practicum courses and one seminar course, which provide formal instruction and evaluation of level-specific (I-IV) clinical skills within a structured laboratory environment.

Class Hours Skills Instructed & Evaluated
KINE 2130 Clinical Practicum I 120 Taping & wrapping
KINE 3130 Clinical Practicum II 250 Lower extremity evaluation & diagnosis
KINE 3131 Clinical Practicum III 250 Upper extremity evaluation & diagnosis
KINE 4130 Clinical Practicum IV 250 Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
KINE 4131 Clinical Practicum V 250 Therapeutic modalities
KINE 4132 Clinical Practicum VI 190 Synthesis and review of all clinical skills
KINE 4293 Seminar in Athletic Training 190 Focuses on clinical decision-making

Each clinical course also requires students to be assigned to one or more Approved Clinical Instructors (ACIs) and/or Clinical Instructors (CIs) who supervise the students’ hands-on experiences in providing health care services to a select population of student-athletes or patients.

Students are required to work closely with their ACIs and CIs to integrate their knowledge, skills, and foundational behaviors (clinical proficiencies) into their daily clinical practice.

Students must earn a total of 1500 clinical education experience hours over the course of their academic program.

Clinical Education Rotations

Students are required to complete clinical education experiences in both on- and off-campus clinical rotations; therefore, they must have adequate transportation (car, motorcycle, etc.)

On-campus clinical rotations include opportunities to gain educational experience in the health care of student-athletes from 14 NCAA Division I sports, as well as student-patients from within the UT Arlington Student Health Center.

Off-campus clinical rotations are focused on providing the UT Arlington athletic training students with a variety of clinical experiences across multiple patient populations. The off-campus clinical education sites also enable students to explore a variety of athletic training career settings and to expand their professional networking skills.

Division I Universities High Schools Sports Medicine Clinics Professional/Semi-Professional Sports
Southwest Assemblies of God University All Saints
Arlington Bowie
Arlington Martin
Arlington Sam Houston
Arlington Sequin
Burleson
Cedar Hill 9th grade
Centenial
Colleyville Heritage
DeSoto
Duncanville
Fossil Ridge
Grand Prairie
Greenhill
Irving MacArthur
Joshua
Keller Central
Keller Fossil Ridge
Keller
Keller Timbercreek
L.D. Bell
Mansfield Legacy
Mansfield Timberview
South Grand Prairie
Student Health Center
Timberview
Trinity
Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute
North Texas Orthopedics