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Clinical Practice in Athletic Training: A Journal of Practice-Based, Outcomes, and Action Research is an online, open-access outlet for dissemination of practice-based research in the field of athletic training. Practice-based research involves clinicians working together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into practice. In addition, the journal provides the opportunity for clinical outcomes research that studies the result of health services that take the patient's experiences, preferences, and values into account.

The vision of Clin AT is to provide an outlet for the practicing athletic trainer to share their story, successes and failures, in terms of patient services and practice advancement. We believe in the value of the voice of the clinician of bridging the gap between clinical practice and best available evidence. Clin AT strives to offer unique manuscript styles and dissemination types, while blending the principles of evidence-based practice and emerging frameworks for clinical practice.


Clinical Practice in Athletic Training is a triannual, peer-reviewed journal that provides reports from athletic training patient care and practice advancement perspectives. The journal includes eight sections. A description of the manuscript type and style guidelines specific to that section can be found below by clicking on the section type.
Disablement Model Case Studies and Reports
Validation Case Reports
Point-of-Care (Practice Characteristic) Research
Clinical Outcomes Research
Quality Improvement (PDSA Cycle) Reports
Preceptor Case Studies
Clinician Expertise Commentary
Patient-Centered Care Commentary

ISSN: 2577-8188

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