ERIC Number: ED221459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Implementing a Clinical Experience for Student Trainers.
Clinical experiences offered to students preparing to become athletic trainers at East Carolina University (North Carolina) are diverse and multiple. The program acquaints students with actual medical practices in sports medicine by allowing them to observe experienced trainers and doctors at work as well as providing opportunities for practical experiences in treating injuries and developing rehabilitation programs for athletes. "Hands on" experiences are provided from the first year on, coupled with a strong classroom lab and lecture series in which the students almost immediately apply what they have learned. Student athletic trainers also learn through participating in practicum courses, seminars and lectures, practical experience courses, independent study courses, high school survey programs, rehabilitation projects, and conferences on sport medicine. (JD)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Clinical Experience, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Exercise Physiology, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Services, Physical Education, Practicums, Professional Education, Student Experience, Trainers
Not available separately; see SP 020 500.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Athletic Trainers; East Carolina University NC
Note: In: Professional Preparation in Athletic Training. Proceedings of the Professional Preparation Conferences: National Athletic Trainers Association.