Athletic training students will be evaluated by several means throughout each semester. Not only will their progress in each course be monitored by each instructor, but progress in the attainment of clinical competencies will be monitored by the clinical instructors in the ATEP.
The instrument used to evaluate the ATS each semester in the ATEP is the ATS Evaluation Form which can be found in Appendix III of the ATEP Student Athletic Trainer Manual.
ATSs are also required to complete a specified collection of modules (see clinical requirements) in Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training dependent upon the level of the ATS. Clinical instructors will check these books at specified times throughout the school year to evaluate progress, and check off the competencies on the ATEP Competency Checklist.
Students are evaluated at the completion of the off-campus experience by the on-site supervisor. The instrument used for this is the Off-campus Clinical Experience Evaluation Form found in Appendix III.
If an ATS is not making satisfactory progress, the clinical instructor and/or the program director will make recommendations to improve performance to meet the competencies.
All completed evaluations are kept in the student's permanent file in the program director's office.
A number of instruments are used to evaluate the ATEP. These evaluations are used to make necessary adjustments and/or changes in the program to improve the preparation of the ATSs.
Students have an opportunity to evaluate the clinical instructors each year using the Supervising Athletic Trainer Evaluation Form found in Appendix III.
Students evaluate their off-campus clinical experience using the Off-campus Clinical Experience Evaluation Form found in Appendix III.
Graduating seniors complete the Graduating ATS Program Evaluation Form Found in Appendix III.
Program graduates are annually sent the ATEP Alumni Update in order to keep track of program alumni and solicit feedback and input regarding the program. This form is found in Appendix III.