The Parkview Health Athletic Training Residency program is a 13-month clinical residency. Established in the summer of 2020, this residency allows residents to complete their clinical work within a collaborative sports medicine organization that provides care for all aspects of athletics. The Parkview Health Athletic Training Residency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Parkview Sports Medicine provides comprehensive coverage for all levels of athletes, allowing for a uniquely focused residency experience with the intent of providing both clinical and educational experiences with a rehabilitation focus. This unmatched opportunity includes working alongside physicians, physician assistants, athletic trainers, Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) certified physical therapists and sports performance specialists.
This residency experience will take place in three state-of-the-art facilities, five universities and 27 high schools in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area.
To prepare athletic trainers to be leaders who embrace a collaborative approach to the holistic care of athletes. Residents who complete our program will be committed to clinical excellence and passionate about advancing the field of athletic training through teaching and clinically based rehabilitation research.
Residency program goals
- Develop expertise in athletic training healthcare management
- Increase confidence in contemporary rehabilitation techniques and treatment for neuromusculoskeletal conditions
- Demonstrate the value of participating in interprofessional collaboration to provide the best possible care for patients
- Enhance understanding of rehabilitation knowledge in order to leverage the athletic trainer’s skills and ability to prevent and treat athletic injuries
- Provide opportunities for residents to manage and lead an athletic training facility, through implementation of curriculum
- Clinical rotations to allow the athletic trainer to work alongside experts within an interdisciplinary team of sports medicine providers to deliver excellent patient care
- Participate in interdisciplinary research while utilizing their experiences to create individualized patient plans
At the conclusion of the residency, residents will be able to:
- design and implement an optimal treatment model at a healthcare facility utilizing collaborative care between professionals in the same space
- create, instruct and implement rehabilitation protocols with confidence for a multitude of neuromuscular conditions
- appraise the role of the athletic trainer and other sports medicine specialists including, but not limited to, physicians, business directors, physical therapists, performance specialists and nutritionists
- discuss treatment and return-to-sport plans with medical professionals, patients, coaches and stakeholders in patient care
Termination of employment typically occurs as the result of one or more serious infraction(s), or multiple or repetitive occurrences of less-serious misconduct. The full policies regarding suspension and termination may be found in the Parkview Health employee handbook (current employee access only).
If the resident wishes to withdraw from the residency program, they must notify the Residency Program Director and the Residency Medical Director in writing. Due to the resident’s employment status with Parkview Health as being “athletic training certified,” their employment is contingent upon status within the residency program.
Requirements for admission
- Must have graduated from an accredited athletic training program and hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree or higher. Transcripts are required from all institutions of higher education.
- Must be BOC certified and in good standing with the BOC.
- Must be an NATA member in good standing.
- Must have or be eligible for an Indiana License, and be eligible for an Ohio License.
- Copy of driver’s license.
- NPI number.
- CPR/AED certification.
- Cover letter.
- Resume/curricula vita.
- Three professional references.
- Complete an interview process.
- Complete the associated Parkview Health application for employment.
Requirements for retention
- Meet the requirements for maintaining Parkview Health employment.
- Attend all didactic learning unless absence is approved by Residency Program Director and Residency Medical Director.
- Meet the clinical requirements of the residency.
Program information and outcome data
Outcome data can be found here as it becomes available.
How to apply
If you're interested in Parkview Health's Athletic Training Residency, submit your application online.
Questions regarding the residency can be sent to Candice Dunkin, director, Parkview Sports Medicine, at Candice.Dunkin@parkview.com.