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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog
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ATTR 620 - Clinical Practicum II

Credits: (3)

Instructional Method: This is a hybrid course.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Programmatic orientation, Medical Professional Level CPR certification, ATTR 615, ATTR 616, ATTR 610, ATTR 614.
Corequisites: Co-requisite courses: ATTR 617, ATTR 625.
This course is the second of four clinical experience courses of the MSAT Program’s Clinical Education program. The Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCE) assigns students to the program’s approved Clinical Preceptors in clinical settings where certified athletic trainers and/or medical doctors are employed. Clinical Preceptor(s) will work with students at assigned clinical experience sites(s) to provide students with opportunities to practice and apply athletic training knowledge and skills to various populations. Students will act under the direct supervision of qualified Clinical Preceptors (i.e., Certified Athletic Trainer [ATC] or M.D./D.O. credentialed health care professional; supplemental clinical experience opportunities involve other health care providers as preceptors, but these opportunities would not fulfill clinical experience requirements as defined in Standards 56 through 94 [CAATE 2020 std. 31, p. 27]).

Students will work with Clinical Preceptors to achieve competency in the “six general competencies adopted from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and eight specialty competencies representing the specialty areas identified by the Council of Accreditation on Athletic Training Education (CAATE)” (The Athletic Training Milestones, 2019, p. 3). Students are required to act in accordance with the Board of Certification (BOC) Standards of Professional Practice, consisting of the I. Practice Standards and II. Code of Professional Responsibility; these criteria for professional practice are required for competent performance as a certified entry-level athletic trainer. Students must obtain Level 3 for concepts and skills of the milestones in both the didactic and psychomotor aspects of the program as a graduation requirement.

The clinical courses progress throughout the program as the students matriculate through supporting courses each semester. Clinical Practicum II will reflect the knowledge and skills gained during prerequisite courses ATTR 615, ATTR 616, ATTR 610, ATTR 614 and co-requisite courses ATTR 617, ATTR 625.

Due to the nature of different employment settings and responsibilities, travel is expected and determined by clinical experience placement. This is a hybrid asynchronous course. This course requires a minimum of 180 hours of clinical experience education under the supervision of a clinical preceptor.

Prerequisites: Programmatic orientation, Medical Professional Level CPR certification, ATTR 615, ATTR 616, ATTR 610, ATTR 614. Co-requisite courses: ATTR 617, ATTR 625.

Note(s): The current Master of Science in Athletic Training courses being entered into Curriculog are not new course proposals but actually course revision proposals. ATTR graduate courses are not currently showing in any system, including Curriculog. Due to time constraints it was decided and recommended all of the ATTR course revision proposals be entered as new course proposal. Entering the ATTR course revision proposals will be the mechanism used to trigger the ATTR MSAT courses to show in Curriculog, and therefore other institution systems. 

All ATTR MSAT courses have matriculated through the proper approval systems during the MSAT Program proposal. 

All of the ATTR course revision proposals are needed to reflect an update to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 2020 Standards for Professional Masters Programs. This set of standards became available after the MSAT Program proposal had matriculated through the new program proposal approval processes. 

There is documentation to demonstrate the approval system for the MSAT Program. The following timeline of approvals is reflected in existing documents

04/21/15: Approval by the Provost, reported on the 2013-2014 Graduate College Academic Course Program Review: Proposal Record /Annual Report 08/17/2015, all approvals of courses found under the ATTR section (first section) on the report

05/01/15: Graduate Affairs Council Minutes found under “3. Announcements”, third bullet, “Dean Grady announced that the following Programs/Certificates have passed Faculty Senate approval: third bullet: Athletic Training Program”

September 2015 Faculty Senate Report to the BOV Academic Affairs’ Committee, found under Motions adopted by the Senate 2014-2015 “Approved a MS in Athletic Training” 

05/03/18: BOV Full Agenda found on “Page 7 of 188” on the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Program Proposal Cover Sheet, on “Page 98 of 188” Radford University Academic Affairs Committee Resolution for Approval of Master of Science (M.S) in Athletic Training dated May 3, 2018 under “Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Academic Affairs Committee approved and submit to the Board of Visitors for approval of the program for the Master of Science (M.S.) in Athletic Training; …

05/04/18: Radford University Board of Visitors Quarterly Meeting, Minutes (Draft) on page 3 under “Action Items” “Recommendation of Resolution for Approval of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Athletic Training: Dr. Johnston presented the recommendation from the Committee for the proposed Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Athletic Training and stated that the timeline coincides with the discontinuance of the undergraduate degree, which was approved by the Board of Visitors in December 2017. Following discussion, Dr. Johnston asked for a motion to approve the resolution for the Master of Science (M.S.)

in Athletic Training. Mr. Marcus so moved, Mr. Archer seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. The resolution is attached hereto as Attachment B and is made a part hereof.”

10/02/20: Graduate Affairs Council Zoom Meeting Minutes, “Announcements: Angela Mickle - MS Athletic Training approved by SCHEV, program will begin Summer 2021”. Also stated in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Updates, Strategy 7D, Submission 4. 

MSAT Full Proposal 

These documents can be made available upon request

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