Becoming a Preceptor


Program Effectiveness

Instructional Skills


Preceptor Training Workshop - Program Description

Union University's Athletic Training Program is a three year sequential program that progresses each student through six stages of clinical education. Each clinical course is based on preceding didactic coursework that presents all the necessary information for each student to master the NATA competencies for Athletic Training Education (5th Edition, 2012).

Professional Course Content Areas

  • Risk Management and Injury Prevention
  • Pathology of Injury/Illness
  • Assessment of Injury/Illness
  • General Medical Conditions and Disabilities
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Health Care Administration
  • Weight Management and Body Composition
  • Psychological Intervention and referral
  • Medical Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional Development and Responsibilities

This slide displays each topical domain for athletic training education listed in the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies (5th Edition 2012). Each clinical instructor should have a copy of these competencies for quick reference. An electronic version of the competencies are listed on www.uu.edu/programs/atep. Each clinical instructor should also have a firm foundational knowledge of these competencies and take preparation to pass on knowledge to the students that are assigned to you during clinical field experiences. Most certified athletic trainers that have graduated from a athletic training education program in previous years (internship or curriculum route) have been introduced to each of these domains, and in years of professional experience, have had a chance to exercise them in practice.