Athletic Training students are required to gain a wide variety of clinical education experiences by participating in supervised clinical opportunities directed by Athletic Trainers and other approved clinical preceptors at a minimum of four affiliated clinical sites. As a program we strive to provide students with a variety of high quality clinical education experiences.

Take a look below to see what new sites we've added recently.

University sites include:

  • Duquesne University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chatham College
  • LaRoche College
  • Robert Morris University

High School and Academies sites include:

  • Avonworth High School
  • Baldwin High School
  • Bethel Park High School
  • Chartiers Valley High School
  • Fox Chapel High School
  • Hampton High School
  • Keystone Oaks High School
  • Moon High School
  • North Allegheny High School
  • North Catholic High School
  • North Hills High School
  • Pine-Richland High School
  • Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School
  • Shady Side Academy
  • West Allegheny High School

Sports Medicine Clinics include:

  • The Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute (New)
  • Greater Pittsburgh Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
  • Manning Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
  • Panther Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy & Health Center of Robinson Township
  • UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
  • Western Pennsylvania/Allegheny General Hospital Sports Medicine

General Medical include:

  • Dr. Larry John, Chantz, Biedrzycki and Associates - Family Medicine Clinic
  • Dr. Aaron Mares, UPMC Health Systems - Sports Medicine

Professional/Amateur Sports and Entertainment include:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds
  • UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex (New)

Athletic Training Observations and Clinical Experiences:

  • Students are required to accumulate athletic training observations and clinical experiences as part of the laboratory courses associated with the introductory Athletic Training courses (ATHT 201/L and 202/L).
  • Athletic Training sophomore students will accumulate 50 hours in the fall course, and another 75 hours in the spring course.
  • During the professional phase curriculum (junior and senior years), athletic training students acquire approximately 1100 clinical hours under the direct supervision of an Athletic Trainer and other qualified medical and allied health clinical instructors.

Additional Clinic Education Information

The Rangos School of Health Sciences and the Department of Athletic Training have affiliation agreements with each of the sites listed above. Depending on program and student clinical education needs, not all sites are active or utilized for clinical education each semester.

The Department of Athletic Training supports student-athletes who are enrolled in the Athletic Training education program and therefore, permit student-athletes to participate in one sport season per academic year. This opportunity, however, will require student-athletes to participate in clinical experiences during the summer between the junior and senior years.

All students are required to have a complete physical exam and demonstrate appropriate immunizations before beginning clinical experiences.
Physical exam requirements are explained during the pre-professional student body meetings and are available to students in the RSHS Academic Student Handbook.