Marywood provides students the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical education experiences through traditional and immersive clinical courses. Students are required to complete 1150-1445 of supervised clinical experience hours during their 2 years in the MSAT.
Year one in the program starts with a 2-week (80-90 clinical hours) fall sports preseason immersive experience where students will incorporate knowledge learned during their first summer in the MSAT program at a local college or secondary school. Fall (120-135 clinical hours) and spring (160-180 clinical hours) semesters follow a traditional class/clinical education schedule where the student will be spend time in didactic courses and at their clinical sites in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area over each 15-week semester.
During year two, the student’s clinical experience is entirely immersive and can be completed anywhere in the US.* Students will complete a 5-week (100-120 clinical hours) clinical experience during the summer in a non-traditional clinical setting, providing care to patients from non-sport activities. An 8-week (240-320 clinical hours) immersive clinical experience is completed during the fall semester, with didactic courses completed during the other half of the semester. The culminating immersive clinical experience occurs over 15-weeks (450-600 clinical hours) and is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for autonomous clinical practice after graduation.
*Students must identify non-local clinical sites of interest during their first year in the program order for the program administration to complete the process required to approve clinical sites and preceptors.