Students will spend 4 semesters gaining hands-on experience. Students will get the opportunity to learn from certified athletic trainers and other health care professionals in a variety of settings such as:
• Xavier University
• High School
• Physical Therapy Clinics
• Professional Sport Teams
* Students in the AT program must gain experience with sports that require protective equipment, such as a helmet and shoulder pads. Students gain this experience working with one of our local high school football or lacrosse teams, or with the Cyclones hockey team, or the Bengals football team.
* We make sure that every student gets a variety of experiences, including working with individual sport athletes, athletes that play on a team, patients of different sexes, non-sport patient patient populations (e.g., outpatient clinic, emergency room, primary care office, industrial, performing arts, military) and a variety of conditions other than orthopedics (e.g., primary care, internal medicine, dermatology).
* Each student will spend time observing and learning in a high school setting, a rehabilitation clinical setting and at a general medical practice. All students are required to gain exposure to various allied health professionals. These individuals can include physicians, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians, nurses, emergency room personal, and physical therapists.