Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Athletic Training: Clinical Education


The UNCG AT Program’s philosophy of clinical education encompasses a team approach of shared responsibility among AT Program Faculty, Preceptors, and Athletic Training Students.

The clinical education plan is rooted in theories of peer assisted learning, experiential learning, and adult learning and is designed to value the collective experiences of all members of the education team.

Clinical Education Guidelines

The UNCG AT Program clinical education plan follows the guidelines set forth in the CAATE “Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program for the Athletic Trainer”.

Clinical Rotation Assignments

The AT Program Faculty and Preceptors collectively determine the clinical rotation assignments for all students. Rotations for first year students are assigned at the conclusion of the summer semester. Subsequent rotation assignments are determined during the semester prior to the rotation.

All AT students will gain a combination of clinical experiences in each of the following categories (possible rotations are listed below):


College/University High School Rehab Intensive
UNCG East Forsyth High School Greensboro Orthopaedic Sports & Rehabilitation Center
Wake Forest University Northern Guilford High School Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists
Guilford College NW Guilford UNCG Rehabilitation
North Carolina A&T Page O'Halloran Rehabilitation
UNC School of The Arts Grimsley
Elon Rockingham County
Greensboro College

Clinical Exposure

Upper Extremity Lower Extremity Equipment Intensive General Medical
Volleyball Soccer Football UNCG On-campus Primary Care Clinic
Wrestling Basketball Lacrosse UNCG Orthpedic Clinic
Softball Cross Country Physician's Office Observations
Baseball Track & Field
Tennis Lacrosse
Football Football

Patient Exposure

Male Patients Female Patients Adolescents General Population
Football Volleyball HS Sports Rehabilitation Intensive Settings
M Soccer W Soccer Physician's Office Setting
M Basketball W Basketball
Baseball Softball
M Tennis W Tennis
Lacrosse Field Hockey
Cross Country & Track Cross Country & Track