“Duke Wu was one of the best, if not the best, student athletic trainer we have had for our basketball program. He came in during an unusual and difficult time with the pandemic and just selflessly worked to make our team better. His work ethic, dedication, communication, and serving demeanor were his most prominent strengths. But he went above and beyond building rapport with athletes, coaches, and staff that made a lasting impression on everyone within our program. I am confident Duke enhanced his athletic training skills, knowledge, and awareness with his experience at UF.”
— Jon Michelini, athletic trainer for the University of Florida
Prior to completing the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program, students will complete clinical hours to gain hands-on experience and prepare for a career. As a student, you have the option to complete your hours in professional athletics, Division I and Division II intercollegiate athletics, high school athletics, hospitals, and physical therapy clinics.
UE also has partnerships with other universities and organizations that allow students to experience a real-world work setting, apply their education, and seek potential employment opportunities. Classes can be completed online during rotations, so students are not geographically limited in selecting a clinical site. Clinical rotations are currently available with the following:
- Northwestern University
- Vanderbilt University
- University of Florida
- Western Kentucky University
- Louisville City Football Club (professional athletics)
“Our students get to do everything the athletic trainer does,” says Troy Coppus, director of the MSAT program. “Working with these high-level athletes, paired with one-on-one attention in the UE classroom, prepares our graduates to step right onto the field after graduation.”
Morgan Cornell, a 2019 MSAT graduate, had the opportunity to work on the sidelines with Western Kentucky University’s football team. He was able to travel with the team for a game at the University of Wisconsin, who were ranked #4 at the time. “It was the most amazing experience,” said Morgan. With immersive rotations at the different clinical sites, students will receive a high-quality education complete with unique opportunities.