Clinical Requirements

Clinical education is supervised by the Board of Certification certified athletic trainers and approved allied health professional preceptors in affiliated clinical settings which include athletic health care facilities at Montclair State University, local secondary schools, sports medicine clinics, other health care settings, and professional athletic organizations. Student athletic trainers learn to function as an integral member of the athletic health care team in cooperation with medical personnel, athletic administrators, coaches and parents in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive health care delivery systems.

Clinical Hours

Students must complete the following minimum and maximum clinical hour requirements

 

Minimum Hours

Maximum Hours

ATTR 251 Clinical Education in Athletic Training I*

120

150

ATTR 252 Clinical Education in Athletic Training II**

120

150

ATTR 351 Clinical Education in Athletic Training III***

180

240

ATTR 352 Clinical Education in Athletic Training IV***

240

260

ATTR 451 Clinical Education in Athletic Training V***

240

280

*Clinic 1: 12 minimum and 16 maximum contact hours spread out over no less than 3 days.

**Clinic 2: 14 minimum and 18 maximum contact hours spread out over no less than 3 days.

***Clinics 3-5: 16 minimum and 20 maximum contact hours spread out over no less than 3 days.


Preceptor Training

Montclair State University preceptors are committed to excellence and guide students in the development of the personal attitudes, clinical skills, and professional attributes necessary for compassionate and competent clinical practice. They undergo extensive training, continuing education and evaluation. For the preceptor training module click here.

In addition to the athletic training clinic at Montclair State University, other clinical education sites are affiliated including:

  • Westwood Regional High School
  • Mcinerney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute
  • Active Foot and Ankle
  • Pequannock High School
  • Wayne Valley High School
  • Teaneck High School
  • Orthopedic Surgery Specialist of Montclair
  • Westfield High School
  • Eastside High School-Paterson
  • Glen Ridge High School
  • Wayne Hills High School
  • Northern Highlands Regional High School
  • Passaic High School
  • Lakeland Regional High School
  • Pope John XXIII Regional High School
  • Pascack Hills High School
  • Passaic High School
  • Pascack Valley Regional High School
  • John F. Kennedy High School-Paterson
  • Hackensack High School
  • River Dell High School
  • Don Bosco Regional High School
  • Montville High School
  • Felician College