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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.

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. These hours do not fit the requirements for PT, PA or other healthcare professions.

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. Temperature checks, masking and symptom checks are required each observation day. All observers must be COVID tested weekly before they report to their observation. Depending on the facility, you may be asked to test more frequently.