Brian J. Smith
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology/Athletic Training
About Clinical Education
The clinical education component of the ATP at CSU involves seven Clinical Practice in Athletic Training courses along with the Immersive Clinical Practice in Athletic Training course in which the athletic training students are supervised by certified athletic trainers and/or physicians (MD or DO) at CSU, local high schools, sports medicine clinics, general medical facilities, and professional sports teams.
During this time, students acquire a minimum of 90 hours in conjunction with each Clinical Practice in Athletic Training course or a minimum of 105 hours within the Immersive Clinical Practice in Athletic Training course. Some clinical rotations require afternoon, evening, and weekend commitments. In addition, students may be invited for clinical education prior to or following the academic calendar (i.e., preseason and postseason). These clinical experiences provide each student with exposure to patients throughout the lifespan, of different sexes, with different socioeconomic statuses, or varying levels of activity and athletic ability, and who participate in nonsport activities.
Athletic training students also complete a general medical rotation and have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures. While working closely with certified athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals students gain valuable interpersonal skills. The purpose of the clinical education component at CSU is to provide a broad spectrum of experiences that will ensure the student is well prepared to enter the field of athletic training.
Current Clinical Sites
We would love for you to partner with us in preparing the next generation of athletic trainers. We know that successful student clinical rotations require a collaborative effort from students, partners and the program.
- Charleston Southern University Athletics
- Summerville High School
- Cane Bay High School
- Fort Dorchester High School
- Pinewood Preparatory School
- Hanahan High School
- Stratford High School
- South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
- South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
- Charleston Battery
- Roper St. Francis Express Care Clinics
- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
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