Athletic Training Fellowship

Athletic Training Fellowship

This program emphasizes a proactive approach to efficient and effective clinical management of injuries and medical conditions within a sports medicine and orthopaedic clinic environment. We seek to establish a foundation of excellence for certified athletic trainers who seek to be employed within the physician practice setting or outreach athletic training setting.

Program Goals

  • Advance the athletic trainer's knowledge within the specialty area of Orthopaedics.
  • Advance the athletic trainer's communication skills and clinical decision-making skills within Orthopaedics.
  • Advance the athletic trainer’s return to play decision-making skills and practice within the outreach setting.
  • To participate as part of the interdisciplinary care team, optimizing the quality of care provided to patients and the community.
  • To incorporate the AT resident into the operating room environment, teach the role of surgical first assist, and pre- and post-operative patient care.
  • To expose and allow the AT resident to participate in outcomes-based research within an orthopaedic setting.

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To be eligible for the Athletic Training Fellowship program, the applicant must meet these requirements:


  • Minimum: An undergraduate or graduate degree is required from an accredited Athletic Training Education Program
    • Preferred: Master’s Degree in a healthcare-related field

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Minimum:
    • Certified Athletic Trainer with current BOC certification
    • North Carolina Board Athletic Training Examiners Athletic Training Licensure or eligibility for Athletic Training Licensure in North Carolina
    • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation
  • Preferred:
    • Eligible to sit for the Orthopaedic Technologist (OTC) Exam in November or current OTC certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

How To Apply:

We accept applications from Dec. 1 to March 1. Any application received after March 1 will not be reviewed. Onsite interviews take place in late April. If accepted, we will notify you in May with a start date in early July.

Submitting an Application

  • Cover Letter – This should specify why you are interested in this educational opportunity, what makes you a good candidate as an athletic trainer in the physician setting, how you plan to use the successful completion of this fellowship in your career.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference List
  • Three Letters of Recommendation – It is preferred that letters are included with application materials in sealed envelopes, however, they will be accepted separately if applicants name is clearly identified and received by the deadline.

Contact Information:

Christopher Ina

Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]

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  • Published

    Dec 19, 2022

  • Main Location

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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