About Clinical Education

A large component of the ATEP is clinical education. Clinical education refers to the application of knowledge and skills, learned in the classroom and laboratory settings, to actual practice on patients under the supervision of a clinical instructor. Students are required to complete four sport rotations, ranging between 150-200 hours per semester. Additionally, the ATEP includes two practicum courses (25 clinical hours each), one field experience course, and a high school rotation.

Associated Requirements

  • Liability Insurance: Students must obtain liability insurance through the Office of Risk Management here at UA. Students must show proof of this before starting any off campus clinical rotation. The current cost of this liability insurance is $20 for one year.
  • Physical Exam: Students must show documentation of a medical physical exam prior to starting any clinical education. This can be obtained through the student’s health care provider or at Health Services.
  • TB test: Students must show proof of a negative TB test. This can be obtained through the student’s health care provider or at Health Services.
  • Immunization Records: Students must show proof of their immunization records. Specifically showing record of the following – Hepatitis B, TB, Rubella, Rubeola, Chicken Pox, and Mumps.
  • Transportation: Students will be required to travel to off-campus sites to complete clinical education. Students are responsible for the off-campus travel costs.

Clinical Education Affiliate Sites

Summa Sports Health

  • St. Thomas Hospital
  • JCC - White Pond
  • Green
  • Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium
  • Hudson

The University of Akron's Athletic Training Education Program has a variety of affiliations with several local Sports Medicine Clinics, High Schools, and Physician Offices.

Akron General Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

  • Tallmadge
  • Stow
  • Montrose
  • Green

The PT Center for Sports & Family Physical Therapy

  • Copley-Fairlawn High School

High School Affiliates

  • Barberton High School
  • Akron Buchtel High School
  • Copley-Fairlawn High School
  • Coventry High School
  • CVCA High School
  • Akron East High School
  • The Elms High School
  • Akron Firestone High School
  • Green High School
  • Highland High School
  • Nordonia High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Revere High School
  • Springfield High School
  • St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
  • Tallmadge High School
  • Walsh High School
  • Woodridge High School

Professional Affiliations

  • Akron Pro Racer Softball

Orthopedic Physician Affiliations

  • Falls Orthopedic Surgeons

General Medical Physician Affiliations