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Qualifications For Clinical Placement

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Qualifications For Clinical Placement

Students must take the respective Clinical Experience class to qualify for the Clinical Placement assigned for each Clinical Experience class. Students must successfully pass each previous Clinical Experience class and its Co-requisite class, admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (4.0 scale). Students are selected by the Murray State University ACI’s to determine which Clinical Placement would be most beneficial to the Athletic Training Student, the Clinical Instructors, and the Athletic Training Education Program. The Clinical Coordinator and the Program Director finalize the clinical placements for each student.

Instruction and Evaluation of Clinical Proficiencies and Competencies:

Instruction of the Clinical Proficiencies and Competencies is performed in either the formal classroom setting (lecture, discussion, videos, labs), Clinical Experience Lab, or during the Clinical Experience classes. Evaluation of each Clinical Proficiency and Competency is performed during the Clinical Experience classes by a peer evaluator and then an ACI. If the Clinical Proficiency and/or Competency is not performed correctly, the student can try to perform the skill again the next day. All Clinical Proficiencies and Competencies are split into the 5 Clinical Experience classes.

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