Athletic Training Education Program

Mission Statement

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) provides college freshmen and sophomores with the tools necessary to successfully transfer into a four-year CAATE-accredited athletic training curriculum program. Students have the opportunity to complete prerequisite courses and gain valuable hands-on clinical and field experience, beginning with the first semester on campus.

Academics

Students in the ATEP are enrolled in the AA program. In addition to general education classes, students will take classes that are prerequisites to CAATE-accredited Athletic Training programs at four-year institutions. These courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Biology/Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Labs
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Principles of Athletic Training
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Field Experience

Students in the ATEP are given the opportunity to work directly with a variety of college level athletes, assessing and managing injuries that occur on the field of play, under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Athletic training students may be responsible for:

  • Injury management during practices, home games, and away competitions as a First
  • Responder Sideline injury assessment and return-to-play decisions under the direct supervision of ATs Regularly interacting with the supervising AT, players, coaches, and other support staff 
  • Other duties regarding injury prevention, training room supplies and equipment, and on-field athletic training operations

Clinical Experience

Students are also given opportunities to continue the on-field care given to injured athletes into the clinic. They are able to follow an athlete's progress from time of injury during activity through sport specific rehabilitation, to clinical discharge and full return to competition. In the clinic, students may be responsible for:

  • Assessing and rehabilitating athletic injuries under the supervision of a Certified AT.
  • Performing duties in conjunction with training room/clinic operations including injury  documentation and submitting insurance claims
  • Communicating with ATs, primary care physicians, and other specialized health care professionals
  • Observing orthopedic surgery
  • Completing entry-level competencies in preparation for acceptance in an accredited four-year athletic training program

Application forms available here

For more information please contact Kim Csabi: 506-3989; Bldg 310 Rm 249; csabik@DaytonaState.edu

Athletic Training Internship Program

The DSC Athletic Training Internship is designed for the Athletic Training student who is senior in or has graduated from a CAATE-accredited athletic training program at a four-year college or university. This opportunity allows the intern to apply the skills he/she has learned in a real-life setting as a member of the Athletic Training Staff. The duration of the internship is typically two semesters, and a small stipend is provided to assist with living expenses. 

Requirements

Potential Interns must:

  • Complete all course requirements for graduating from their 4-year athletic training programs
  • Complete the application process from their 4-year program that are necessary for applying for an internship
  • Complete any of Daytona State's administrative requirements necessary for applying for an internship

Responsibilities

Duties of the Athletic Training Intern consist of but are not limited to:

  • Managing and treating athletic injuries on the field and in the clinic, including return-to-play decisions under the supervision of an ATC
  • Home coverage of athletic events; limited travel may be required in certain circumstances
  • Communicating injury, management, treatment, and rehabilitation progression with the Daytona State College sport medicine staff, coaches, and support staff
  • Supervising ATEP SATs and non-ATEP students
  • Leading inservices and teaching labs related to athletic training
  • Completing independent studies assigned by Head or Assistant Athletic Trainer

Contact

Kim Csabi
Director of Athletic Training
Daytona State College
L. Gale Lemerand Center (Bldg. 310), Rm. 249
1200 W International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 506-3989
Fax: (386) 506-4485