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.
Our undergraduate CAATE accredited athletic training program provides an opportunity for interested graduate students to gain a valuable experience as volunteer teaching assistants for a particular course and either teach a class or organize an in-service meeting for undergraduate students on a topic of their interest or expertise.
Second year graduate students are trained to serve as Preceptors for the undergraduate athletic training students and as such 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.