Clinical Education Practicum | 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 clinical preceptors, and athletic trainers who would like to become clinical preceptors for the Pacific University Athletic Training Program.
Clinical Practicum Calendar
August - Dec. 13, 2019
Clinical Practicum I (1st. Years — Afternoons)
Clinical Practicum III (2nd. Years — Afternoons)
Jan 13 - May 15, 2020
Clinical Practicum II (1st Year — Afternoons)
Clinical Practicum 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 athletic training program.
Pacific University uses the form below to manage our clinical practicums.
- Immunization Form (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 section 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 Evaluation
Pacific's Athletic Training Program utilizes ATrack to evaluate the student's performance during their clinical education experience. For 1st year students, preceptors are asked to complete an evaluation of the students performance at the end of their clinical internship experience. For 2nd year students, preceptors are asked to complete both a mid- and end of clinical internship performance evaluation.
How to Become a Clinical Site
If you would like to become a clinical internship site for Pacific University, please contact Dana Bates, CEC.
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 Veronica Chavez to set up a library account. In the email please provide the following information:
Name of Clinic Site
Are you an alumnus?
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.