Clinical Education Sites
Clinical Education is defined as the application of athletic training knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities on an actual patient base that is evaluated and feedback provided by a preceptor. A student will have clinical experiences with a variety of different populations in the following areas: Individual and team sports; Sports requiring protective equipment (e.g., helmet and shoulder pads); Patients of different sexes; Non-sport patient populations (e.g., outpatient clinic, emergency room, primary care office, industrial, performing arts, military); A variety of conditions other than orthopedics (e.g., primary care, internal medicine, dermatology).
The clinical education coordinator (CEC) will assign each student to an affiliated on and off campus sites for each semester.
On Campus Affiliated Sites:
All on campus sites house NCAA Division I athletic teams.
Scheels Health Athletic Complex (SHAC):
The Scheels Health Athletic Complex (SHAC) is the main athletic training room on campus. It houses the offices of the Director of Sports Medicine, assistant athletic trainers, and graduate assistant athletic trainers. It contains a physician office used primarily by the team physicians. It also contains taping, treatment, rehabilitation, and weight room. The athletic teams housed in the SHAC include: soccer, cross country, track and field, wrestling, and men’s and women’s basketball.
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse Athletic Training Room (BBFH ATR):
The BBFH ATR is located in the north end of the lower level in the BBFH. It houses volleyball.
Fargodome Athletic Training Room (FD ATR):
The Fargodome ATR is located on the east lower concourse of the Fargodome. It houses the following sport: fall and spring football. The following sports may practice in the Fargodome in the spring: softball, soccer, baseball
Newman Outdoor Field Athletic Training Room (NOF ATR):
The Newman Outdoor Field is located at the intersection of Albrecht Blvd. and 15th Ave. N. The ATR entrance is located on the west side of the building. Enter the west doors and continue down the hallway (past the men’s locker room) to the end. The ATR will be at the end of the hallway. The athletic team house in the NOF ATR is the baseball team.
Off Campus Affiliated Sites:
The MATrg has various affiliated sites in the Fargo-Moorhead area consisting of high schools, colleges/universities, clinics, hospitals, and a gymnastics organization. They include the following:
American Gold Gymnastics:
American Gold Gymnastics is comprised of the FM Acro Team, the AGG Competitive Team, and the Recreational Class Program. In addition, AGG is home of the Fargo North, Fargo South, West Fargo, and Moorhead High School gymnastics.
Concordia College is a NCAA Division III athletic program provides exposure to baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Fargo North High School:
Fargo North High School provides exposure to dance and cheerleading teams, baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Fargo South High School:
Fargo South provides exposure to dance and cheerleading teams, cheerleading, baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Fargo Davies High School:
Fargo Davies High School provides exposure to dance and cheerleading teams, cheerleading baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Fargo Force/Scheel's Arena:
Fargo Force is a minor league hockey team. NDSU Men's basketball plays all home events at Scheel's Arena.
Sanford Power Center:
Sanford Power Center provides exposure to physical therapy and team and individual athletic enhancement.
Sanford Walk-In Clinic:
Sanford Clinic provides exposure to non-orthopedic conditions.
Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine:
Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is a medical clinical that houses orthopedic physicians, physician assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.