Clinical Experience Sites

Each semester students in the athletic training program are assigned to a new clinical experience site. Athletic training students will be exposed to a variety of clinical practice settings such as college, high school, industrial, performing arts, physician practice, and/or rehabilitation clinics.  Clinical experiences will have varied patient populations including patients throughout a lifespan, of different sexes, different socioeconomic status, of varying levels of activity and athletic ability, and those who participate in non-sport activities.  The list below shows both current and past sites.

Local High Schools


Local Colleges/Universities 

Local Clinics 



Calvin College 

Center for Physical Rehab 

Byron Center 


Grand Valley State University

Mercy Rehab and Athletic Performance Center 

Catholic Central 


Davenport University

River Valley Orthopedics

Comstock Park  



Metro Hospital 

East Kentwood 



North Ottawa Community Hospital (ED)

Forest Hills Eastern 



Forest Hills Northern 

Unity Christian


Forest Hills Central 

Zealand East


Grand Haven

Zeeland West




Immersive Experience Sites

All athletic training students must complete at least one immersive experience that allows them to experience the totality of care provided by athletic trainers.  Students must participate in the day-to-day and week-to-week role of an athletic trainer in their second year of the MAT. The list below contains both current and past immersive experience locations. This list is not inclusive and students are encouraged to reach out to any desired location for an immersive opportunity.




Auburn University 

Agility Physical Therapy

Arizona Diamond Backs

Barton College 

Bellin Health 

Birmingham Groves HS

Butler University 

Champion Sports Medicine 

Chicago Cubs Baseball 

Clemson University

Comprehensive Rehab


Davenport University 

Detroit Medical Center 

East Grand Rapids HS 

Duke University

Excel Rehab, Traverse City

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Indiana University

Health Motion PT 

Fruitport HS 

Kalamazoo College 

Holland Hospital

Grand Rapids Drive and Griffins

Macalester College 


Grand Rapids Football Club

Oakland University 

Inst. of Neuro. Medicine and Rehab

Harkness Institute for Dance Medicine

North Carolina State University

Lakeland Regional Hospital 

Henry Ford HS, Gross Point

North Western University

Mercy Health Hospital

IMG Academies

University of Denver

NASA Rehab Works 

LA Dodgers and LA Loons  

Wayne State University 

Spectrum Health Hospital - Grand Rapids Ballet,

Steelcase, and Weller Truck Parts

White Caps/Detroit Tigers

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