Student-centered practical learning opportunities are a vital component of the FIU Athletic Training education experience. 

Students gain clinical education experiences at the collegiate level, at local high schools, at sports medicine clinics, and at community/special events while enrolled in the required Clinical Education I-V courses, which count towards the total hours necessary for graduation eligibility.

Clinical instruction is further enhanced through our state-of-the-art Simulation Teaching And Research Center (aka S.T.A.R. Center), which is home to educational and research labs for real-world training and practice.

Diversity of Clinical Settings

Our graduates treat diverse populations in a variety of settings ranging from professional, collegiate and high school sporting grounds; rehabilitation clinics and sports institutes; orthopedic physician offices; school systems; corporate and industrial workplaces; and even NASA.

Download our Athletic Training Clinical Facilities Directory to see our list of partners.

About Clinical Rotations

A qualified clinical preceptor associated with FIU’s Athletic Training program will supervise students in all clinical education rotations.

The majority of clinical education hours are logged during the regular school week days between noon and 7 p.m. However, athletic events may occur on the weekends and involve traveling. Our program gives students comparable relief (days off) from clinical experiences during the academic year, though they are not required to obtain clinical education hours when the university is closed.

Refer to the FIU AT student handbook and the college's Clinical & Fieldwork resources to prepare you for the FIU AT clinical education experience.

Background Checks & Screenings

All students of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences participating in clinical work must submit to background checks, fingerprint searches, drug screenings and immunization tracking through FIU Express.