Clinical Experiences

Clinical education provides students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge with clinical experience.  All clinical experiences are under the direct supervision of certified athletic trainers.Students are exposed to a variety of clinical settings and will have the opportunity to work on-campus with Sacred Heart University varsity athletes and off-campus at a variety of clinical settings. The on- and off-campus Clinical Education Coordinators are responsible for clinical assignments. Students are responsible for providing transportation to off-campus sites. The clinical education program requires students to perform clinical hours, as outlined in the syllabi of each practicum course, not to exceed 5 hours per week during the first year, 10 hours per week during the second year, 15 hours per week during the third year, and 20 hours per week during the fourth year.

The Athletic Training program requires all athletic training students to complete annually a Certificate of Health, which includes a physical examination and technical standards determination by an appropriate healthcare provider as outlined. All students must show proof of vaccination, immunization, and Hepatitis B vaccine series or signed waiver.

Clinical Affiliations

  • Athletic Training Facility- Sacred Heart University
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School
  • Fairfield University
  • King Low Heywood Thomas School
  • Masuk High School
  • New Cannan High School
  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSM)
  • Staples High School
  • St. Luke's School
  • Trumbull High School
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Wilton High School