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Although we do not have an undergraduate athletic training program, students still have the opportunity to observe in Stallings Evans Sports Medicine Center, where they gain exposure to injury evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. Students will be able to observe the work of UNC athletic trainers as they provide care to UNC student athletes and sports club athletes.

Those interested in observer hours can contact Doug Halverson or Nina Walker so that they are added to our observer listserv. There is an orientation meeting, the first full week of school, which is required as well as the completion of some mandatory documents. There will be several opportunities over the course of the semester for orientation which is mandatory before observation can begin. All details will be posted on the listserv and group me.  Please fill out this google form as well to get you added to our email list.

Participants are encouraged to record their hours. They can be signed daily for use for clinical hours for entry-level master’s degrees in athletic training and for entry and participation in EXSS393. These hours do not fit the requirements for PT, PA or other healthcare professions.

There are no observer hours available over the summer.


EXSS 393: Athletic Training Clinical

If you are interested in joining EXSS 393 you must have at least 10 recorded observer hours as well as have taken- EXSS 175, 288 or 265. Please fill out the following form if you are interested in applying for the class.

The professor must add you to the class so all required classes and hours must be submitted to Nina Walker before the end of the prior semester. Some of the class requirements include 50 hours of observation of UNC athletic trainers, weekly assignments, attendance of in-services, and an in-person final presentation. This class does not have a meeting time.


Special COVID Considerations: Due to the fact that the observation opportunities will be in a medical facility, all observers must adhere to University and CDC guidelines for prevention of COVID.  All observers must be vaccinated before they report to their observation. And must wear masks at all times.  Depending on the facility, you may be asked to test.