The high-quality clinical education provides students with the opportunity to gain clinical skills and knowledge application in a variety of settings under the supervision and mentorship of preceptors. The program offers a variety of clinical sites in the local Storrs and Hartford areas, and they range from university sports to high schools to rehabilitation clinics and primary/urgent care (i.e University of Hartford, Trinity College, Tolland High School, EO Smith High School, The Pomfret School, Student Health Services). Placements are done carefully and to reflect the students learning needs and professional career goals.
Typical Day for an Athletic Trainer at UConn
Athletic Training is an allied health care profession which has been formally recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) since 1991. It is defined by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) as the “prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.” Athletic Trainers are often seen on the field helping in the treatment of sports-related injuries. Off the field, they also work with active populations in helping to bring injured people back to healthy activity or sports play. The Certified Athletic Trainer, in cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals, is an integral member of the health care team.
UConn Athletic Training Students
The UConn Athletic Training Students organization, UCATS, promotes and furthers the knowledge of students involved in the athletic training profession. This is accomplished through sponsored and independent professional education, local volunteer service, and fundraising events. These three pillars contribute to creating and perfecting well-rounded athletic trainers that can be leaders and innovators in the healthcare industry. UCATS is open to entry level and post-professional athletic training students at UConn.
UCATS (UConn Athletic Training Students) are accepting graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program or graduate students who are already certified Athletic Trainers completing their Masters of PhD.