Clinical Education and Internships | Athletic Training
High quality clinical education is critical in preparing our students to be competent athletic trainers. Integral to this is the development of top-notch clinical education sites and clinical preceptors. We are extremely fortunate to have a supportive and highly skilled group of clinical preceptors to work with our students. In assessing efficacy in this area, we adhere closely to the CAATE guidelines for clinical sites and clinical preceptors.
This page contains information for use by current athletic training students, current clinical preceptors, and athletic trainers who would like to become clinical preceptors for Pacific.
August.- Dec. 15, 2017
Clinical Internship I (1st. Years — Afternoons)
Clinical Internship III (2nd. Years — Afternoons)
Jan 8 - May 18, 2018
Clinical Internship II (1st Year — Afternoons)
Clinical Internship IV (2nd Year — Afternoons)
Facility Clinical Education
- Overview of Clinical Education (pdf)
- Professional Behaviors (pdf) additional information
- Rights and Privileges of Preceptors (pdf)
- FERPA Information (pdf)
- Clinical Site Requirements (pdf)
Clinical Education for Students
The primary goal of the Pacific University Athletic Training Program is to graduate well-rounded and highly competent clinicians ready to assume duties in any of the standard areas of athletic training practice. Clinical education plays an important role in this education and comprises approximately 40% of a student's time in the AT program.
Pacific uses the forms below to manage our internships.
- Internship Immunization (pdf)
- Immunization Form (pdf)
- Student Hours Worked (pdf)
- Student Eval of Internship Experience (pdf)
Clinical Education for Preceptors
Quality clinical education is critical for effectively preparing our students to be competent athletic trainers. Integral to this is the development of top-notch clinical education sites and clinical instructors. This page contains information for use by current clinical preceptors, as well as for athletic trainers who would like to become clinical preceptors for Pacific.
Clinical Performance Forms
Pacific's Athletic Training Program utilizes the following forms to evaluate the student's performance during their clinical education experience.
How to Become a Clinical Site
If you would like to become a clinical internship site for Pacific University, please contact Gen Ludwig, CEC.
Continuing Education Opportunities in Clinical Education
Preceptor training address issues of planning and preparing for athletic training students during their clinical internships, developing learning experiences, and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback.
Skills and evaluations are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations.
The training is required annually for both new and experienced athletic training educators involved in clinical education. The information presented covers the basic skills for clinical preceptors.
The NATA: Annual Conference
The NATA hosts a clinical education conference each fall. Registration information will be posted when it becomes available.
Library privileges for Preceptors
Clinical instructors are granted full privileges to Pacific University Libraries for one year from the date they take a student. Please contact Tamarra Mellick to set up a library account. In the email please provide the following information:
Name of Clinic Site
Are you an alumnus?