The clinical education component of the ATP at CSU involves 7 Clinical Practice in Athletic Training courses along with the Clinical Residency course (taken in the last semester of program) in which the athletic training students are actively involved with and supervised by certified athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals at CSU, local high schools, sports medicine clinics, general medical facilities, and professional sports teams. During this time, the ATS will acquire a minimum of 90 hours, in conjunction with each Clinical Practice in Athletic Training courses and a minimum of 300 hours within the Internship/Residency Course (ATPP 690). Some clinical rotations will require afternoon, evening, and weekend commitments. In addition, students may be invited for clinical education prior to or following the academic calendar (i.e. pre-season and post-season). These clinical experiences will provide each student with exposure to both men’s and women’s collegiate Division I and high school teams, as well as experience with upper and lower extremity dominant sports, non-contact and collision sports. Athletic training students will also complete a general medical rotation and have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures. While working closely with certified athletic trainers, other healthcare professionals, and high-caliber coaches, students will gain valuable interpersonal skills. The purpose of the clinical education component at CSU is to provide a broad spectrum of experiences that will ensure the student is well prepared to enter the field of athletic training.