In accordance with National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Training Residency Standards, the mission of the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency is to advance the preparation of an athletic training practitioner through a planned program of clinical and didactic education with a specialization in the prevention and treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries using an evidence-based approach to enhance patient care.

The purpose of the Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency is to provide athletic trainers with advanced knowledge in the prevention and treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries.

The athletic training residency is a 12-month program, beginning in July.

Core Competencies
The Post-Professional Athletic Training Residency (PP-ATR) will prepare athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice that will enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patients' health-related quality of life through the utilization of evidence based practice concepts. As such, the PP-ATR will ensure that residents attain specific "core competencies" related to professional behaviors.

  • Patient-centered care: Resident will clearly inform, educate, and communicate with patients in a compassionate manner.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration: Resident will demonstrate the ability to interact with other health professionals in a manner that optimizes the quality of care provided to individual patients.
  • Evidence-based practice: Resident will demonstrate the ability to integrate the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and consideration of patient values and circumstances to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Quality improvement: Resident will demonstrate recognition of need for constant self-evaluation and life-long learning and to identify a quality improvement objective, specify changes that are expected to produce an improvement, and quantitatively confirm that an improvement resulted from implementation of the change.
  • Use of health care informatics: Resident will demonstrate the ability to: a) search, retrieve, and utilize information derived from online databases and/or internal databases for clinical decision support, b) properly protect the security of personal health information in a manner that is consistent with legal and ethical considerations for use of such data, c) guide patients to online sources of reliable health-related information, d) utilize word processing, presentation, and data analysis software, and e) communicate through email, text messaging, listservs, and emerging modes of interactive electronic information transfer.
  • Professionalism: Resident will demonstrate professionalism as it relates to the athletic trainer's adherence to the National Athletic Training Associate (NATA) Code of Ethics and the Board of Certification Standards of Practice, including a demonstration of intrinsic motivation to continuously exhibit the manifestations of professionalism in all aspects of clinical practice and personal conduct.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelors or Master's degree from an accredited Athletic Training Educational Program
  • Board of Certification (BOC) certified
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Texas
  • Display professional behaviors and a strong interest in specialty of sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification
  • Applications due by March 1 to be considered for enrollment for the same calendar year, and must include:
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation

2014 Athletic Training Residency Application (download and print)

Sample Athletic Training Resident Week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Clinical Investigation
(Lab Instructor at Local Div. I university)
9 a.m. to noon
Journal Club
8:30 to 10 a.m.
Clinical Research
9 a.m. to noon
Specialty Practice Observation
9 a.m. to noon
Didactic Coursework
9 a.m. to noon
Sports Specialist Training
(Local Div. I university)
2 to 6 p.m.
Clinical Practice with Mentoring
1 to 6 p.m.
Sports Specialist Training
(Local Div. 1 university)
1 to 7 p.m.
Sports Specialist Training
(Local Div. I university)
1 to 7 p.m.
Clinical Practice
1 to 5 p.m.
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