Becoming a Preceptor


Program Effectiveness

Instructional Skills


Preceptor Training Workshop - Risk Management and Injury Prevention

  • Performing fitness tests
  • Development fitness regimens
  • Instructing patients in fitness exercises
  • Fit protective equipment
  • Preventive taping and wrapping
  • Environmental data

In order to demonstrate knowledge of the practice of athletic training, to think critically about the practices involved in athletic training, including the ability to integrate knowledge, skill and behavior, and to assume professional responsibility, the entry level certified athletic trainer must possess an understanding of risk management and injury prevention and demonstrate the necessary skills to plan and implement prevention strategies.

Clinical Proficiencies 1, 2, and 3 are listed in page 10 of the Athletic Training Educational Competencies 4th edition. The ability to master these clinical proficiencies is mandatory for all athletic training education students. Clinical proficiency #1 asked the ATS to plan, implement, evaluate, and modify a fitness program specific the to the physical status of the patient. Clinical Proficiency #2 involves the selection, application, evaluation and modification of appropriate protective equipment for the patient to prevent and minimize the risk of injury in athletic competition. Clinical proficiency #3 asked the ATS to demonstrate the ability to develop, implement, and communicate effective policies and procedures to allow safe and efficient physical activity in a variety of environmental conditions.