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Athletic Training Residency in Pediatrics

About the Program

Athletic Training Residency on OHIO's Dublin Campus

Ohio University (OHIO) and OhioHealth Sports Medicine (OHSM) jointly offer a post-professional athletic training residency specializing in pediatric sports medicine located at Ohio University’s Dublin Integrated Education Center. This partnership combines the strength of OHIO’s history in athletic training education with the breadth of clinical practice experiences offered by OHSM, one of Ohio’s largest medical centers employing over 100 athletic trainers. 

The OHIO-OhioHealth Athletic Training Residency in Pediatrics provides an advanced education program and a mentored clinical practice experience to certified athletic trainers who desire a curriculum focused upon the unique needs of the active pediatric and adolescent patient.

The residency program has applied for, but has not been granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE).



Advanced education. 
A mentored clinical experience.

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Program Distinctions

  • Salary based upon an hourly rate of $21.84, with options for medical and health benefits, retirement, and flexible or health savings accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement eligibility, plus $1000 in continuing education funds
  • 4 residency teaching faculty, honored with more than 12 state, district, and national awards reflecting their excellence in teaching, mentorship and professional service
  • 11 residency affiliated faculty working clinically with residents, with combined experience in athletic training exceeding 100 years
  • Training in phlebotomy, injections and EKG administration
  • Pediatric focus within curriculum and clinical experience prepares athletic trainers to work in middle schools, high schools, and youth sports
  • Full semester course in cadaver anatomy, co-taught by an anatomist and an athletic trainer with over 25 years of combined teaching experience
  • Up to 17 transferable credit hours towards select advanced degrees


To educate and cultivate future leaders in the profession of athletic training to provide innovative and evidence-based health care for pediatric and adolescent sports medicine populations.


To provide early-career athletic trainers an innovative program consisting of advanced study and intensive mentored clinical practice focusing on the management and care of pediatric and adolescent patients.  The residency aims to become a program where athletic trainers desire to transition their knowledge, skills and abilities into leadership roles and advanced clinical practice within youth sports medicine settings.

Program Outcomes

CAATE program information and outcomes can be located at this website. The first residency class completed the program in June 2022.  The table below reports program outcomes associated with the Athletic Training Residency in Pediatrics (2022-current).

Graduating Class AdmittedProgram Completion Rate1 (%)Hired by OHSM2 (%)Placed in AT Jobs3 (%)
202255/5 (100%)0/5 (0%)4/5 (80%)
202388/8 (100%)4/8 (50%)7/8 (88%)
TOTAL1313/13 (100%)4/13 (31%)11/13 (85%)

1 Program Completion is defined as those who successfully completed programmatic benchmarks and requirements.
2 Hired by OHSM represents those who accepted a job with OHSM working with a pediatric or adolescent population within 6 months of program completion.
3 Placed in AT jobs represents those who were hired in a job working with a pediatric or adolescent population within 6 months of program complete.


  1. Residents will be able to use patient and clinician-rated outcomes to develop a quality improvement plan.
  2. Residents will be able to provide compassionate and high-quality health care efficiently and consistently.
  3. Residents will be able to apply medical knowledge to improve pediatric and adolescent patient outcomes.
  4. Residents will be able to demonstrate the ability to self-assess and implement feedback to promote personal and professional growth.
  5. Residents will be able to function as a patient advocate through interprofessional collaboration and consideration of patient and family values.
  6. Residents will be able to exhibit citizenship and professional engagement within the local or professional community.
  7. Residents will be able to develop professional and collaborative relationships with members of the pediatric and adolescent health care team.

Residency Procedural Handbook

Residency Didactic Program

The OHIO-OHSM Athletic Training Residency in Pediatrics is one of the few residencies in athletic training offering a structured didactic experience resulting in credit hour generation and an academic transcript. Upon successful completion of residency course work, residents may apply their course work towards Otterbein University's Master of Science in Allied Health, for those with a bachelor's degree, or OHIO’s Doctor of Athletic Training program, for those with a master's degree. Review information about residency tuition and fees.

Summer Term

Summer term is typically scheduled throughout the month of July.

Credit Hours: 5

AT 6110: AT Administration (3)

AT 6360: Psychosocial Issues in AT (2)

Fall Semester

Fall semester is typically scheduled from the end of August to the first week of December.

Credit Hours: 6

AT 6210: Human Anatomy for ATs (3)

AT 6400: Evidence-Based Care I (3)

Spring Semester

Spring semester is typically scheduled from the beginning of January to the first week in May.

Credit Hours: 6

AT 5300: Manual Therapy  (3)

AT 6410: Evidence-Based Care II (3)




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Requests for information will be sent to Laura Harris, Clinical Professor


Residency Clinical Practice

The OHIO-OHSM Athletic Training Residency in Pediatrics provides a 12-month full-time employment contract with OHSM. The employment contract reflects a salary that is based upon an hourly rate of $21.84, with the option to enroll in medical and health benefits, retirement, flexible spending, and/or a health savings account. Clothing and medical supplies (e.g., medical kit, pulse oximeter, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, etc.) will be provided; tuition reimbursement and continuing education funds are also available. 

Typical Clinical Practice Schedule

July: Onboarding

Aug-June: Primary Site Clinical Practice - High School or Middle School

  • OHSM offers a variety of middle and high school clinical practice settings in private and public institutions. These institutions range in enrollments from 400-2000 students with 14-55 sports teams.

Nov-June: Physician Practice

  • The physician practice commitment varies depending upon the primary site time demand.
  • During busier periods at the high school or middle school, the resident will work one morning per week in a physician practice or upwards of 2-3 days per week when high school or middle school sports are less busy.
  • Physician practice experiences occur with family practice physicians.


Residency Capstone Project

As part of the program requirements, the OHIO-OHSM Athletic Training Residency in Pediatrics requires residents to complete a collaborative capstone project, which is based upon patient and/or clinician-rated outcomes collected during clinical practice. The complete project is expected to be suitable for a conference presentation as an abstract or poster as well as to provide a measure of quality improvement for OHSM clinical sites and programs. 

Residency Directors

Laura L. Harris, PhD, AT
Athletic Training Residency Director
Clinical Professor

Natalie A. Dick, DO
Athletic Training Residency Medical Director
Pediatric Sports Medicine

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