Athletic Training students will complete clinical education experiences during each of the four final semesters in the professional phase of the program. Students will complete these experiences under the direction of the Clinical Education Coordinator and the assigned Clinical Preceptors who plan, direct, advise and evaluate the students' athletic training clinical experience and demonstration of clinical proficiency on a prescribed set of skills and behaviors. The AT students will be integrated into the health care model for University of Pittsburgh athletes that are housed within the four athletic training facilities located on campus.
In addition, affiliation agreements have been established with Carnegie Mellon University, La Roche University, Robert Morris University, Chatham University, The UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center, The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Pittsburgh Steelers and seven local area high schools. These clinical placement locations offer a wide variety of practice settings for students to gain practical and hands-on patient care experiences. In the two years of the professional phase of the program, students will have the opportunity to interact with and provide athletic training health care for athletes and physically active patients from a variety of sports and risk levels, varying levels of competition and those from the same and opposite gender to create a diverse and comprehensive clinical experience prior to certification.
View previous clinical education information for all students admitted prior to 2021.