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On-Campus Clinical Sites

Your curriculum in the Athletic Training Education Program will include six clinical rotations, each with a minimum of 150 hours. The first three rotations are completed on North Park's campus in clinical learning facilities and with our intercollegiate sports teams. The second three rotations are completed at various, affiliated off-campus sites.

Your on-campus clinical experiences will be supervised by certified athletic trainers and physicians, including professors Andrew Lundgren and Kelly Potteiger, head athletic trainer Eric McQuaid, and medical director Dr. Poonam Thacker. As you take what you learn in the classroom to hands-on athletic training practice, you’ll work alongside your instructors and provide training services to North Park’s Division III athletic teams.

Our on-campus facilities were designed specifically to give athletic training students hands-on experience. Our combined classroom/laboratory enables every class session to combine lecture and lab work. Our research room allows new athletic training students to practice their skills while being mentored by a more advanced student. Our athletic training rooms include state-of-the-art equipment for use by both our athletic training students and athletes.

  • Helwig Recreation Center

    This 68,000-square-foot building is home to the Holmgren Athletic Training Facility and provides fitness facilities for Viking athletic teams as well as the entire campus community.

  • Holmgren Athletic Training Facility

    This athletic training facility, located in the Helwig Recreation Center, is named for NFL Super Bowl champion head coach Mike Holmgren and his family, dedicated supporters of the University. It includes areas for treatment and rehabilitation, including hydrotherapy, wound care, taping, and a private physician’s office.

  • Carlson Tower Athletic Training Facilities

    Located below the North Park Gymnasium, the Carlson Tower athletic training facilities include a laboratory, classroom, resource center, and athletic training room. This setup offers students a seamless transition from learning to practicing their skills.

  • Holmgren Athletic Complex

    Located just east of North Park’s main campus, this facility is home to our football, soccer, baseball, and softball teams.

  • Carlson Tower Gymnasium

    The gymnasium, attached to Carlson Tower, is the home court for Viking basketball and volleyball games, as well as intramural basketball, volleyball, and soccer.