Students will gain clinical experience in the following settings:
- Collegiate - TU is a NCAA Division I school and competes in the Conference USA
- Local high schools
- Sports medicine clinics
- Other special events
In all clinical rotations, students are supervised by BOC certified and Oklahoma licensed athletic trainers.
TU has a very low student to faculty (staff) ratio. In the university the ratio is 11:1. For the athletic training program the ratio is about 4:1. This allows for very individualized attention and learning opportunities. Most students work one on one with a certified athletic trainer/ACI in the clinical setting.
Athletic Training Students have the opportunity to interact with team physicians daily as they come to the athletic training room to see injured and ill athletes.
Donald W. Reynolds Center
In January 1999, the athletic training facility in the new Donald W. Reynolds Center was completed. This 5420 sq.ft. facility is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance the students’ learning opportunities and includes ample space for treatments and rehabilitation of injured athletes on all of the university athletic teams. Equipment includes a variety of modalities and rehabilitation equipment, such as a Biodex. Athletic training students utilize this facility for completing their clinical rotations. There is a Sports Medicine conference room that can be utilized for athletic training classes. This arena is home for the basketball and volleyball teams. It is also used for other university and community events including graduation, convocations, and concerts.
Case Athletic Complex
This building was completed in the fall of 2007.
A new athletic training room is located in this building, which is primarily used by the football team for treatments before and after practices and games. A new piece of rehabilitation equipment in this facility is the SwimEx that is used by injured student-athletes in all sports under the supervision of certified athletic trainers.
Hurricane Athletic Building
The athletic training room in the Hurricane Athletic Building is used primarily as a lab for the Practicum courses in the athletic training program as well as an exercise physiology lab.
There are athletic training rooms located in the Michael Case Tennis Center and the Soccer/Track Stadium.
Students will also complete rotations at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center (EOOC) and local high schools. While at EOOC, students interact with athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists, and othr allied health care professions.