Clinical Education

The USF Athletic Training Program uses more than 25 clinical sites and greater than 60 preceptors at facilities throughout the Tampa Bay Region.

Clinical Education Plan

The clinical education component of the USF Athletic Training Program is designed to provide "real life" learning experiences for students in addition to classroom and laboratory experiences.Clinical education encompasses within fourclinical courses totaling 12 credit hours. Within each course, students are assigned to supervising preceptors throughout the community.

All aspects of the clinical experience emphasize cooperative and collaborative learning among students as well as directed practical applications from alicensed athletic trainer or other healthcare provider. Although all students will have specific required clinical experiences and specific competencies for each clinical course, it is expected that an agreement is formed between the student and preceptors at the site, defining specific learning opportunities provided at that facility.

The criteria used in the placement of students include the qualifications of the preceptors, the commitment of thepreceptors in the administration of teaching, adequate patient resources for teaching and the presence of up-to-date equipment and resources. Students are assigned multiple week rotations providing a wide range ofexperiences with a variety of patients. Students will have opportunities to receive experience in sport and no-sport settings with varying age groups and abilities.Clinical education will occur in both historical (athletic) and emerging health care settings.

All students are required to successfully complete the four-phase clinical component of the curriculum. Clinical assignments are delineated to facilities providing comprehensive health care services, including but not limited to, practice and game preparation, injury/illness evaluation, first aid and emergency care, follow-up care, rehabilitation and related services.

The Director and Clinical Education Coordinator decide placement of students withpreceptors. During the first year of a student's involvement with the program they are assigned to a variety of 7-week rotations, sometimes under the supervision of the same preceptor. During the second year of clinical experience, students will be assigned to a single site for two 7- week rotations or for the length of in-season competition. The remaining clinical experience time will be in two different 7-week rotations.


High Schools:

USF Athletics

Academy of the Holy Names

­    - Steve Walz, ATC

­    - Donald Schaefer, ATC

­    - Yuri Chulskiy, ATC

Blake High School

­    - Josh Herran, ATC

­    - Shane Earley, ATC

­    - Scott Hebert, ATC

Berkeley Preparatory School

­    - Greg Byrd, ATC

­    - Eddie Bunton, ATC

­    - Anita Fanelli, ATC

­    - Jen Galuski, ATC

­    - Michele Latimer, ATC

­    - Alissa Schenk, ATC

­    - Collin DeBarbrie, ATC

­    - Jordan Olson, ATC

­    - Octavio Tobar, ATC

Carrollwood Day School

­    - Taylor Baldwin, ATC

­    - David Stroh, ATC

­    - Michael Guerdan, ATC

Freedom High School

­    - Amy Bergan, ATC

­    - Ian Graulich, ATC

­    - Casey Northcraft, ATC

King High School

USF Campus Recreation

­    - Francesca Prestia, ATC

­    - Danielle Stanley, ATC

Gaither High School

Saint Leo University

­    - Anna Griffiths, ATC

­    - Barbara Wilson, ATC

Sun Lake High School

­    - Jonathan Arvelo, ATC

­    - Tara Mendres, ATC

­    - Susan Cross, ATC

Steinbrenner High School

­    - Ali Bush, ATC

­    - Erica Filep, ATC

­    - Shelley Jamiel, ATC

Tampa Bay Technical High School

­    - Tyler Imhoff, ATC


Tampa Preparatory School

Tampa Bay Lightning

­    - Sara Crawford, ATC

­    - Tom Mulligan, ATC

­    - Andrew Sufficool, ATC

Tampa Bay Storm

Leto High School

­    - Leigh Baker, ATC

­    - Grant Fragassi, ATC

Tampa Yankees

Alonso High School

­    - Tim Lentych, ATC

­    - Misty Chastain, ATC



Optimal Performance & Physical Therapy

­    - Paul Terry, PT

ProActive Physical Therapy

­    - John Hisamoto, PT

­    - Danny Bodkin, DPT, ATC

Therapy & Sports Center

­    - Josh Sperry, ATC

Map of Clinical Sites

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