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Clinical Education

MCLA's Athletic Training Program has an extensive clinical education component that exposes you to authentic patient care in diverse population of physically active individuals. MCLA currently has affiliation agreements with the following clinical sites:

Berkshire Health Systems 

Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates

Berkshire Physical Therapy & Wellness

MCLA Dance Medicine

Mount Anthony Union High School*

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute^

Southern Vermont College

State University of New York - Albany

Williams College Athletics

Williams College Health Services

Williamstown Physical Therapy

*Requires CORI check to work with minors, no additional cost to the student.
^Requires background check, no additional cost to the student.


Service Learning Opportunities

Other opportunities exist for athletic training students to gain valuable experience with Service Learning Opportunities. Service learning provides students with real world experience, working along side faculty members to provide injury risk assessments (Y-Balance & Functional Movement Screens) for patients of a variety of ages. Currently, the faculty in the athletic training program provide service learning to:

A1 Pitching AcademyGemini Gymnastics


Graduate Schools

Many MCLA graduates attend graduate school, either right after attaining their undergraduate degree or after working for a few years. Here are some of the institutions our graduates have attended:

Bridgewater State University

Concord University

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Sage College

Ohio University

Seton Hall University 

Texas Tech University

Worcester State University

UMASS-Dartmouth

University of Nevada - Las Vegas


Careers

Graduates from the Athletic Training Program may be employed in a variety of settings such as colleges and universities, school districts, professional sports, industrial and corporate settings, physicians' offices, hospitals, performing arts and clinics. Recent graduates have been employed at:

Hartwick College

Hudson Valley Community College

Lenox Hill Hospital

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County

Olympic Physical Therapy (RI)

Rennselaer Polytechnic University (RPI)

Rutgers University 

Siena College

State University of New York at Albany

University of Tennessee

Westfield High School

Williamstown Physical Therapy

Alumni Profile

videoAlumni Rodd Lanoue, Director of Sports Medicine at Williams College speaks about his experiences at MCLA.

Two-time Stanley Cup winner and alumni, Chris Kingsley receives alumni award

 

Questions regarding clinical education at MCLA?

Contact:
Peter Hoyt
Director of Athletic Training Education and Associate Professor
413.662.5302