Athletic Therapy Mini-Stream
Queen's Athletics and Recreation and the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies have collaborated to provide PHE and KIN students an enriched learning experience in the field of Athletic Therapy.
As Athletic Therapy Trainers, students work with a varsity team to acquire hands-on experience. They help assess and treat various injuries, work at varsity games, practice taping, and more. Qualified students compete for a limited number of positions and need to be enthusiastic, dedicated, and eager to learn. The mini-stream requires a strong commitment from students, as they are valued members of the Inter-University Sport Program.
In addition to a required theory course in second year, students will work with varsity athletes and teams acquiring valuable skills, applied knowledge, and invaluable experience over a three-year period for a total of 12.0 course units (see details below). Students receive a certificate from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (it will not appear on the student transcript).
Students apply at the end of first year to Level One of the mini-stream. To apply, students should:
- Attend the Mini-Stream Information Session on Wednesday, March 6th, from 4:30 – 5:30pm in KINE 100 (28 Division St.). Here are the slides for the Athletic Therapy Mini-Stream Information Session 2019.
- Apply for a position by email to the SKHS Internship Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 22nd at 4:00 p.m. Late applications are not accepted.
- Applications must include a current resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience and a brief explanation of interest in athletic therapy.
- If selected, students will be expected to have current Standard First Aid & CPR and a valid CPIC (Police check) with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Level One (taken in second or third year).
- Students complete 35-40 practicum hours in the Athletic Therapy program at the Athletic and Recreation Centre.
- Students complete “Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries” in the Winter Term (KNPE 331/3.0). This course focuses on the care and prevention of common athletic injuries with emphasis placed on the practical portion of taping and wrapping of athletic trauma, which provides students with a solid educational and practical background to move on to the second year of the stream.
Level Two (taken in third or fourth year).
- Students register into “Field Placement in Athletic Therapy” (KNPE 330/4.5) and complete at least 165 practicum hours.
- Working with a varsity team, students will be responsible (under supervision) for the field coverage and taping for the team to which they are assigned, and are strongly encouraged to help with assessments and rehabilitation of team members.
Level Three (taken in fourth or a fifth year).
- Students register into “Internship in Athletic Therapy” (KNPE 430/4.5) and complete at least 165 practicum hours.
- During this internship, students will split their time equally between:
- working with a varsity team and mentoring other student trainers, and:
- working in the Athletic Therapy clinic, helping with assessments, treatments, bracing, and administrative work.