Students gain valuable clinical experience both on and off campus. Our off-campus affiliated sites offer students unique clinical education opportunities in a variety of settings:
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- High School Athletics
- NCAA Division II Athletics
- NCAA Division III Athletics
- General Medicine
- Chiropractic Medicine
- Orthopedic Medicine
Stoner Health Center
Our on-campus health center allows students the opportunity to shadow our team physicians as they treat both general medical conditions and athletic-related injuries within the Heidelberg community. Every Athletic Training student is required to complete six morning rotations in a specified time period during his/her first year in the ATEP. Students will also work closely with the nursing staff to ensure proper treatment and documentation of the patient's health care. The rotation provides an excellent introduction to the field of general medicine.
Across the river from Heidelberg's campus is Tiffin University, a Division II institution. Upper-level Athletic Training students may be assigned to a clinical rotation working with the Approved Clinical Instructors (ACIs) at TU. Students are exposed to an alternative intercollegiate athletic perspective only a few minutes from their own campus. The ACIs at TU are Heidelberg ATEP graduates; therefore, consistency with the program's educational goals and objectives is assured. The rotation provides a unique opportunity to facilitate Athletic Training students' transition into the working world.
Tiffin Calvert High School
The high school setting is one of the most highly populated areas of athletic training jobs and offers vital exposure to underage athletes and all of the complexities that come along with them. Paul Yeakle has provided our students with one of their favorite rotations and with experiences that they will carry with them to future graduate assistantships and/or jobs in the high-school setting.
Fabrizio Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Services
Dr. Dominic Fabrizio and his staff provide an excellent allied health setting for students to experience the components of rehabilitation, including physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic services. The Fabrizio Clinic offers a very dynamic and cutting-edge approach to rehabilitation. Students also have the opportunity to shadow an ACI at a local high school. Every student must complete twenty clinical experience hours in a physical therapy setting. A rotation at the Fabrizio Clinic is an amazing opportunity for each student to broaden his/her perspective on allied health care.
We are proud to announce the addition of a clinical and high school setting in the Tiffin community that will be afforded to our athletic training students that delivers services of rehabilitation and high school sports medicine coverage. The very experienced staff at Optima provides the students with new challenges and approaches to patient care that will help them to diversify their care of a wide range of patients. One of the best aspects of this relationship is that athletic training students seeking to work in the high school setting will be exposed to the uniqueness of working with patients under 18, their parents, coaches and administrators.