Becoming a Preceptor


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Preceptor Training Workshop - Evaluations, Student Competency Evaluation

Clinical Evaluation Tools

  • AT 265 Clinical I
  • AT 275 Clinical II
  • AT 365 Clinical III
  • AT 375 Clinical IV
  • AT 465 Clinical V
  • AT 475 Clinical VI

Note: When you have reviewed the content of this training session, the clinical instructor educator will personal meet with you and go over the evaluation forms and answer any questions that you may have.

The student Competency Evaluations are tools designed to assess the students cognitive and psychomotor skills as they matriculate through each clinical sequence. An example of the tools for each clinical is linked to the list on the right of this page. The athletic training students will carry these competency assessment tools in a red folder, a folder they are to complete in each clinical course. As an approved clinical instructor, you might be asked to evaluate a student that is assigned to you. An example of the of a scoring block is listed below at the bottom of this page. As you will see, each evaluation tool is composed of 12 to 16 modules and each module must be assessed in accordance with the grading block listed below. If and when you are asked to assess a student, please be critical and grade with the intent that feedback from you can be pivotal in allowing the student to grasp the concept.

This ATEP student clinical evaluation tool is based on Union University's Athletic Training Education Program mission statement and program outcomes. This tool is coordinated to the text -Assessing Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training - A Modular Approach-, 4th Edition (Kenneth Knight, 2010) which reflects the competencies listed in the National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Training Educational Competencies (2006).

The purpose of this tool is to provide a mechanism for students and faculty to reflect on and evaluate the student's competency of the assigned clinical proficiencies. This collaborative evaluation process is designed to be formative in nature, allowing for and reflecting growth through knowledge acquisition, experiential learning, and critical thinking. It also provides an opportunity for the student to think critically about his/her interventions, interactions, and interpersonal relationships. In this way, concepts, principles, theories, and skills, which are learned in the classroom, are further reinforced in the clinical education. This evaluation tool will be used by the student and faculty for each clinical course and will become a part of the student's permanent record. Students will be evaluated on a progressively higher level from one clinical course to another.

Each behavior will be graded as follows: Exceptional (E) - 5 points, Satisfactory (S) - 3 points, Needs Improvement (NI) - 1 point, Unsatisfactory (U) - 0 points. The athletic training student is required to achieve a minimal satisfactory mark in each of the behaviors which is required for passing the clinical component of each course. Two "Needs Improvement" marks on the same behavior will be entered into computation as one "Unsatisfactory". If the student demonstrates more than three (3) "Unsatisfactory" marks in the same clinical semester, the athletic training student will fail the clinical component of the course. In discrepancies between student and faculty evaluation, the faculty evaluation will take precedence after the discrepancies have been fully discussed by the student and faculty. At the end of the demonstration, students and faculty will review the evaluation tool together to reflect on the athletic training student's performance.

Comp Athletic Training Clinical V - Therapeutic Exercise - Module (H15) Date Exc Sat NI Unsat Preceptor
H15-1 Definition, role in rehabilitation 8/1/2008 5 Preceptor Signature
H15-2a-d Upper body CV exercise demonstration 3
H15-2e-f Lower body CV exercise demonstration 1
Total: 9 *