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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Athletic Training Residency - CT

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Athletic Training Residency - CTATRG

School of Applied Health Sciences & Wellness / Division of Athletic Training
Dublin Integrated Education Center, Room 264 (AT Residency Office)
Ohio University
Dublin, OH 43016

Delivery Mode: Dublin Integrated Education Center

Terms of Entry: Summer

Enrollment Eligibility: Non-degree status

Certificate Overview

The Dublin-based Athletic Training Residency requires 17 credit hours of graduate course work in adolescent sports medicine coupled with intensive clinical experience as a full-time licensed athletic trainer. The program is one calendar year in length, consisting of three academic semesters delivered in-person.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to self-assess and implement feedback to promote personal and professional growth.
  2. Students will be able to develop professional and collaborative relationships with members of the healthcare team.  
  3. Students will be able to exhibit citizenship and professional engagement within the local or professional community.     
  4. Students will be able to function as a patient advocate through interprofessional collaboration and consideration of patient values. 
  5. Students will be able to apply critically appraised research to improve patient and clinical outcomes.
  6. Students will be able to provide quality health care efficiently and consistently.
  7. Students will be able to use patient and clinical outcomes to develop a quality improvement plan.

Opportunities upon Completion

The Athletic Training Residency (CTATRG) in Dublin offers an advanced practice adolescent residency for athletic trainers. Considering nearly 25% of athletic trainers work with a patient population under the age of 19 (https://members.nata.org/members1/salarysurvey2016/results.cfm), a program offering advanced course work and mentored clinical practice focused upon adolescent sports medicine issues provides newly credentialed athletic trainers the opportunity to enter their careers with the necessary training and experience to step into leadership roles providing athlete-related health care in primary and secondary schools as well as recreational and youth sport leagues. Course work and clinical experiences will address six core competences: (1) patient-centered care, (2) interdisciplinary collaboration, (3) evidence-based practice, (4) quality improvement, (5) use of healthcare informatics, and (6) professionalism.

Certificate Relationship to Parent Degree Program

The parent program of the stackable certificate, Athletic Training Residency, is the Clinical Doctorate in Athletic Training  (DAT) degree. Neither enrollment in nor completion of the DAT degree is required to complete the Athletic Training Residency Certificate, but completing the certificate in Athletic Training Residency does fulfill 6 of 15 courses towards the DAT.

To be admitted to the Doctorate in Athletic Training (DAT), a candidate must have a master’s degree and be a graduate of a CAATE-accredited athletic training program.  Those residents who elect to apply the 17 credit hours earned as required by the certificate (CTATRG) would have up to six calendar years (18 semesters) to complete the remaining 25 credit hours for completion of the DAT.

Admission Requirements

  • Be a graduate of a CAATE-accredited athletic training program
  • Be certified as an athletic trainer by the NATA Board of Certification, Inc.
  • Be eligible for licensure from the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (across all institutions attended)
  • Upload a Resume/CV with 3 references along with the application
  • Submit official GRE test scores along with the application
  • Be employed as a full-time resident athletic trainer with OhioHealth Sports Medicine
    • Meet specified health status requirements delineated in the Resident Handbook
    • Provide proof of FBI/BCI background checks free from felony offenses and disqualifying misdemeanors

International Students

An I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate.

Completion Requirements

Culminating Experience

Athletic training residents will complete a collaborative capstone project that is applicable to their work settings. The project will be based upon patient and/or clinician outcomes collected during clinical practice. The data analysis is expected to be suitable for a conference presentation as an abstract or poster as well as provide a measure of quality improvement for OhioHealth Sports Medicine clinical sites and programs.


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