Clinical Site Disclaimer
The Clinical Opportunities in Emerging Settings (COES) database has been created simply to be a networking tool for athletic training students in their search for clinical opportunities among emerging settings. Neither NATA, nor any of their committees promote or endorse any of the emerging setting sites listed in this database. It is the professional responsibility of all NATA members participating in this COES database, to maintain all ethical, educational, and professional standards established by NATA, BOC and CAATE. Although, understanding the nature of emerging settings and the difference is structure and management, each setting is encouraged to follow these key factors in the efforts of supporting continuity of education among athletic training students:
- No clinical opportunities should pay non-certified students for rotation hours.
- Follow all state practice acts in regards to student participation.
- Communicate with university program directors of participating students
- Students must be actively enrolled in an AT program.
- Implement and maintain all legal and liability requirements and documents
- Students can participate on a volunteer basis or for school credits.
- A learning agreement must be in place between emerging settings and educational institutions if a student is to receive credit hours for experience.
- A site does not have to be CAATE approved to accept athletic training students.