What are Preceptors Saying

What are our clinical preceptors saying about Radford University's Athletic Training Program

Chad Hyatt, MS, LAT, ATC – Head Athletic Trainer - Radford University - Clincal Preceptor

“Radford University is an outstanding place to come live and learn. There are many words that come to mind when thinking about Radford, but “Family” is at the top. A medium sized school with a small school feel. Everyone can get the attention that they deserve and the opportunity to work with a wonderful athletic program first hand. The coaches and student-athletes are a great group of individuals all working together for a common goal. There is no better place to start your professional career than right her in the heart of the New River Valley.”

John Shifflett, MS, LAT, ATC, – Associate Athletic Trainer, Radford University - Clinical Preceptor

"The experience that an athletic training student can get at Radford University is nothing short of amazing. The variety of clinical settings complement what is being taught in the classroom and allows the students to implement everything that they are learning. For a potential student that would like to learn and gain experience from both veteran and young professionals, Radford would be a great choice."

Adam M. Viet, MAEd, LAT, ATC – Class of 2013 - Clinical Preceptor
USAF Veteran
Head Athletic Trainer - Pulaski County High School

"Radford University and the ATEP program provided an incredibly strong foundation for my professional career.  I continue to lean on the network of people who I learned from during my time in the Radford University Athletic Training Program and use the knowledge and skills from the classroom and clinical sites on a daily basis.  As a proud alum I am forever indebted to the team of people at Radford University who work to make sure the RUATEP program continues to grow by preparing the next generation of professionals for this unique, ever-changing career field. "Adam. Forever Indebted. RUATP." 

Andrew Waff, MS, LAT, ATC – Class of 2019 – Clinical Preceptor
Head Athletic Trainer – Radford High School

“I loved the AT program at RU!  I enjoyed my time there with all of the professors, ATC's, student athletes and fellow AT students.  I got an excellent education that prepared me to be a healthcare provider.  I am a proud alum that brags about the excellent program I graduated from!  I want to show my love for my University and the AT program by being a preceptor for the AT students.  If you are reading this then you have chosen wisely.  Go RU, Highlander Pride!”

Krista Milton, MAed, LAT, ATC – Class of 2013 – Clinical Preceptor
Coordinator of Athletic Training (Head Athletic Trainer) at Salem High School

“I have to give a lot of my success to Radford University Athletic training program for the experiences they gave me working with
Division 1 Athletics as well as High school athletics. The connections I built there with my colleagues and mentors is exactly why I am in the position I am in now.  Go Highlanders!”

Dr. Rony Masri, PT, DPT, OCS, LAT,ATC, FAAOMPT – Clinical Preceptor
President and Founder of Total Motion Physical Therapy

"The Athletic Training Program at Radford University really prepares their students for the real world.  Being a site for their students over the past 10 years, I can say the caliber of the student is very good and they are getting a top notch education that gets them ready for the NATABOC exam.”