As part of the Institute for Human Health and Sport Science Research, the Athletic Training Department has initiated a student research program that offers students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program at High Point University the opportunity to participate in an intensive research experience, mentored by faculty members. The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of research skills that are useful in answering clinical questions that guide professional practice and improve patient outcomes.
Through this program, students are mentored in the areas of research design, review of the current literature, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of data. Development of appropriate writing skills, through collaborative scientific abstract and manuscript preparation, will provide a critical component to the students’ professional growth, and their preparation as scholarly clinicians. Our expectation is that this program will create an inviting environment for students to develop research skills that will inform their clinical reasoning and positively impact patient care.