Sterling College uses a state of the art Athletic Training Clinic designed for the clinical education of Athletic Training Students as well as providing services to over 350 student/athletes on 15 different varsity and junior varsity athletic teams. The Athletic Training Clinic at Sterling College services student athletes with separate areas for treatment such as: taping and bandaging, hydrotherapy, therapeutic modalities treatments, and rehabilitation.
In its continued commitment to academics Sterling College has used its resources to transform a classroom of Gleason Gymnasium into a modern Athletic Training Laboratory for classroom teaching and clinical skills practice. The Athletic Training Education Laboratory houses educational materials, anatomical models, and equipment for rehabilitation and clinical review.
Sterling College utilizes a variety of affiliate sites to provide our students with great clinical experiences. Since 2003 the SC ATEP has maintained a relationship with The Summit located in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Summit houses three separate clinical experiences including Pinnacle Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Pinnacle Rehabilitation, and Summit Surgical. As part of their outreach services, The Summit also provides certified athletic trainers to Hutchinson High School and Nickerson High School athletics. The SC ATEP utilizes these athletic trainers as approved clinical instructors and is able to give our students experience in the high school setting.
The SC ATEP is blessed to have another great clinical site with the Sterling Medical Center. This site allows students experiences with physicians in their daily practice and gives them exposure to general medical concerns facing their patients. The most recent addition to the clinical education sites is Preferred Physical Therapy, a physical therapy clinic which recently began servicing patients in Sterling.