By distinguishing itself through advanced instruction in evidence-based clinical practice in the areas of orthopaedic assessment, therapeutic modalities, and rehabilitation the Stanford Sports Medicine program also emphasizes leadership and administrative roles related to athletic trainers as a part of a large, multidisciplinary, health care system. Additionally, the development of sound clinical and educational research skills, and exposure to a considerable balance of the Physical and Social Sciences as they pertain to clinical practice in athletic training provide the Stanford Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer the clinical and didactic curricula that is unique and unsurpassed within the post-professional education experience.
Stanford Sports Medicine is committed to educating and preparing its graduate athletic training students to become exceptional health care practitioners within the athletic training profession. Through a cooperative relationship with the Department of Kinesiology at San Jose State University, select graduate assistant athletic trainers will be provided a comprehensive, diverse, and practical clinical experience through research and application. Upon matriculation, successful students will be prepared for an immediate contribution to the athletic training profession at the collegiate, administrative, professional, clinical, or research environments.
Prospective graduate students accepted to the Graduate Athletic Training Program at San Jose State University and awarded the Stanford Sports Medicine Graduate Assistantship demonstrate a remarkable work ethic and exhibit focused interest in clinical skill acquisition and development. Successful candidates are exposed to an intensive, multidisciplinary, practical curriculum encompassing a variety of clinical, educational, and professional development opportunities. Throughout this unique experience, graduate students will be required to complete specific projects and responsibilities within these domains, while collaborating with various program contributors.In addition, the Stanford Sports Medicine Graduate Assistantship promotes a unique clinical environment in which its students are continually challenged outside the traditional domains of the athletic training profession through a structured, progressive curriculum designed to take full advantage of the diverse medical commuinity offerred at Stanford University. Upon completion of the graduate experience, our goal is to maximize the prospect of immediate placement within the athletic training profession at the desired setting.Stanford Sports Medicine currently employs five graduate assistant athletic trainers, each of which are employed by renewable 10 month stipends which begin annually on August 1st. Before selection, prospective students must complete the graduate athletic training admission requirements at San Jose State University.