Graduate students admitted to the athletic training specializations have a number of opportunities to engage in a supervised teaching experience.
As indicated in the Assistantships section, each student has a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (TA). Part of the responsibilities of the TA are to teach the Lifetime Fitness courses during each of their four semesters. Students gain valuable experience as teachers at the collegiate level by serving as instructors in these courses. Some of the graduate students enter our program with an ultimate goal of becoming a program director or at least being a classroom instructor in athletic training courses.
Second year graduate students act as clinical instructors for undergraduate students (observers) who are interested in a potential career in some aspect of sports medicine. As such, they are expected to provide day-to-day clinical instruction and feedback to students working in the athletic training clinics or covering practices and/or games.